Students at Mount Diamond Adventist Secondary School in Central province, were introduced to Electronic Learning for the first time today.
The computer software, Future School, which was installed last Tuesday, is aimed at increasing the students’ academic level. The school is first in Central Province to go into electronic learning.
These students are amongst the first to use this new software. This is how it works. The teacher introduces the topic and allows students to watch the tutorial. Based on the tutorials, students proceed on to do exercises and are later corrected by the teachers.
The program covers basic Literacy and Numeracy, and will be taught to students from grades nine to twelve. Even though it is accessible from anywhere on campus using the Local Area Network, IT officers are yet to install the program to all classrooms.
It can be seen as an improvement in teacher presentation, but there will be less teacher to student contact in the classroom. Principal of Mt Diamond, Geoffrey Kombil, told EMTV in an interview last week, that they are anticipating positive results at the end of term two.