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ICT challenges identified by young people in Africa and Shared Resource Computing as a Game-changer.

03 Aug

Apart from poverty, most youth listed the lack of ICT policies for teachers, inaccessibility to Internet services in many schools, the lack of ICT curricula in their teacher training colleges and the lack of ICT literacy that plague their teachers.
Other drawbacks were erratic power supply, lack of government commitment to provide technological support and school regulations that prohibit students from using mobile phones. The participants suggested that mobile phones could be used to record lectures in class.
They put forward several extra recommendations, that ICT studies should be incorporated in all subjects to motivate teachers into using computers and that ICT should be a compulsory subject in all schools.
They argued that social media like Facebook, Wikipedia, blogs and Twitter are very useful means of collaborative learning, developing practical skills, sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas for increasing the students’ learning capacity.
For science subjects, they said ICT-supported learning is relevant because students can clearly see the working tools for practical or laboratory lessons when for example they study physics and the working of human body organs such as kidney and heart in biology lessons.
Our interviewer grouped the students into two camps for a fruitful dialogue. There were contending views on ICT-supported learning but they eventually agreed that ICT-supported learning should become the backbone of effective and efficient youth learning.

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “ICT challenges identified by young people in Africa and Shared Resource Computing as a Game-changer.

  1. erick

    August 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

    ICT challenges identified by young people in Africa and Shared Resource Computing as a Game-changer….http://ow.ly/5TV6l

     
  2. Erick Ochieng Adholla

    August 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

     

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