Phase3 to Boost ICT Education with e-Learning Initiative
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By Emma Okonji
Aerial Fibre Network operator, Phase3 Telecom says it will improve the quality of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) knowledge in the education sector with its eLearning initiative.
The e-Learning initiative seeks to provide top notch e-solutions to the education sector, such as e-Health, e-Banking, e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Payment, among others.
The e-Learning solution called 3CEi innovation was launched in 2013 to help build a solid foundation for Nigerian pupils and students in ICT knowledge development at primary, secondary and tertiary levels which is currently at its lowest ebb in the nation’s education sector.
The company believes its initiative can bridge the digital gap as it continues to promote the importance of inculcating impactful new learning system in the country’s education sector.
E-learning in modern times is a system that encompasses both formal and non-formal learning at all levels. Also, it is a learning method that wholly or in part uses information network which includes the internet, an intranet (LAN) or extranet (WAN) for course delivery, interaction, evaluation and facilitation, as characteristic of online or web-based learning which a…………… continues on THISDAY Live
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Professor designs e-learning course
News from The Flat Hat:
While students may be accustomed to learning macroeconomics with 100 other students in the halls of Andrews or Millington, economics professor Till Schreiber is moving his course to a digital forum.
Schreiber is currently developing a completely online Principles of Macroeconomics course. Currently, the College of William and Mary plans to offer the course to students who won’t be on campus but would like to take the class over the summer.
Schreiber said most courses in the economics department are at capacity, especially in introductory courses. One of the hopes is that by providing an easily accessible online version of the Economics 102 course over the summer, more students will have the chance to complete those courses.
“Part of that demand [for ECON 102] can also conveniently, for both the student and the instructor, be met through the online [offering] over the summer … and that might lead to productivity improvements,” Schreiber said.
For Schreiber, one of the challenges of creating a fully online course is making it similar to the course that is offered in person during the fall and spring semesters.
“The challenge is to [create the online course] in a way that is consistent with the courses that we offer here. The goal of the Dean’s office and of myself and also everyone involved is not to have two versions of the course tha…………… continues on The Flat Hat
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