Africlearn unveils new tech-solution for effective teaching, learning
The federal and state government, school owners and parents have been advised to effectively deploy technology in the education of the Nigerian child, as that is the most effectual way of learning in the contemporary world.
Chief Executive Officer of Africlearn, Femi Sanusi, who spoke during the official unveiling of “AfricLearn”- a cloud based e-book and digital learning management system solution, said it is imperative that all stakeholders in the sector expose learners to the new age of learning as the world is no longer converging but rather diverging.
Thus every Nigerian child must follow the trend since every facet of life has been transfigured by technology. As the world is technologically changing, the school system must adapt and embrace the development. He said, “AfricLearn is a solution that brings in a content aligned to our curriculum. It is flexible enough for pupils/teachers to transform the way they learn. It enables private readers, publishers, teachers, schools, government and education establishments to enhance individual and collective user reading and learning experiences, by utilising a modern flexible solution which stimulates creativity, generate excitement and motivates general readers and students whilst maintaining the required depth of knowledge.
“The solution has an online and offline facility which can be accessed on subscription at a very affordable rate. It has a free teaching video embedded in every chapter of a textbook subscribed by a user for practical and in-depth analysis. The syllabus used by the solution is made up of West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) and those of some foreign examination bodies.”
Sanusi said the e-books come with linked assessment questions to test the understanding and ability of a reader after each exercise.“Users can now use their personal devices to access their purchased books which comes with a bank of assessment exam questions. We want to be the number one resource platform for all types of digital education textbooks, general books and a provider of scalable and effective education solutions for learning institutions.
Also, Chief Executive Officer, Edugist, Mr. Elvis Boniface, who spoke on “Impact of technology in education- Is Nigeria ready?” maintained that for schools to record huge success in learning, technology is a must, as that is where the future is.
“Technology is germane in scheme of activities. Any economy that is poor in technology has less speed, less productivity and output in human resources. Nigerian schools must use technology to improve learning. Technology itself is not transformative; it is the school, the pedagogy, the parents, the buying power, the teachers, and the community involvement that is transformative. It is all these that brings transformation in education,” he said.