Schools face increasing challenges to provide higherspeed, more reliable WiFi to students, teachers and staff, especially in the East Africa Zone. New mandates such as digital textbooks and 1:1 initiatives require entire classes to concurrently get online to view material, collaborate on projects and present their work.
Colleges and universities are all challenged by the proliferation of mobile devices on campus and the increasing demand for online educational content.Digital Learning is "learning facilitated by technology that gives students some element of control over time, place, path and/or pace. In the long run, this effectively increases alertness, performance, and knowledge to the learners as they interact with various sources of materials and also reduce the capacity that would require them to gather such.See the explainer below on how this has an effect on their daily;
- Time: Learning is no longer restricted to the school day or the school year. The Internet and a proliferation of Internet access devices have given students the ability to learn anytime.
- Place: Learning is no longer restricted within the walls of a classroom. The Internet and a proliferation of Internet access devices have given students the ability to learn anywhere and everywhere.
- Path: Learning is no longer restricted to the pedagogy used by the teacher. The interactive and adaptive software allows students to learn in their own style, making learning personal and engaging. New learning technologies provide real-time data that gives teachers the information they need to adjust instruction to meet the unique needs of each student.
- Pace: Learning is no longer restricted to the pace of an entire classroom of students. The interactive and adaptive software allows students to learn at their own pace, spending more or less time on lessons or subjects to achieve the same level of learning.
- Technology: Technology is the mechanism that delivers content. It facilitates how students receive content. It includes Internet access and hardware, which can be any Internet access device – from a desktop to a laptop to an iPad to a smartphone. Technology is the tool, not the instruction.
- Digital Content: Digital content is the high-quality academic material which is delivered through technology. It is what students learn. It ranges from new engaging, interactive and adaptive software to classic literature to video lectures to games. It isn’t simply a PDF of text or a PowerPoint presentation.
- Instruction: Educators are essential to digital learning. Technology may change the role of the teacher but it will never eliminate the need for a teacher. With digital learning, teachers will be able to provide the personalized guidance and assistance to ensure students learn and stay on track – throughout the year and year after year – to graduate from high school. Teachers may be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.
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