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International Education Partners-Nick Read — People

Nick Read

Nick Read studied computer sciences at Trinity College, Dublin after which he worked in the Irish and UK IT service industry and has worked extensively in the US, Europe and in Asia, taking responsibility for pan-European and global projects involving security and design consultancy on enterprise class IT systems.

Since 2006, Nick has undertaken ICT and education related consultancies to in Krygyzstan, Uganda, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Rwanda and Namibia and was a researcher for the ADB-funded RETA on ICT in Basic Education in 6 Central Asian Countries. He was also one of the lead facilitators at the ADB funded conference Optimizing ICT in Education, which took place in Manila in October 2007.

During 2009 he operated as Team Leader in Armenia for three ICT training contracts as part of the World Bank-funded Education Quality and Relevance Project (EQRP). These contracts trained almost 600 informatics teachers in general secondary schools and 384 general subject teachers in high schools in the potential use of ICT across all curriculum subjects.

He has co-authored and developed the highly successful e-VOLUTION interactive ICT self study package for teachers, which has now been translated into Armenian and tested and evaluated by almost 1,000 teachers in Armenia. e-VOLUTION is now used in every Marz (district) in the country. More recently he has worked on a software development assignment for the Rwandan Education Board on an extremely successful online textbook management system to streamline the process of textbook purchasing and distribution of books direct to schools.