Abuja firm tutors journalists on coding
For better experiences and engagements with the digital space to creatively solve problems, an Abuja-based firm, Logiscool, has tutored 48 journalists on coding in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The three photojournalists and 19 ICT journalists, who participated in the training, explained that the acquired skills in programming for solution-focused applications would make them more productive, creative, timely and more in tune with the realities of the times.
Logiscool, which trains kids and teenagers the basics and essence of programming and digital literacy, is an international digital literacy and coding school, operating on five continents with over 130 schools.
Speaking on the initiative and the huge benefits Nigeria would accumulate with its innovative approach to education, School Manager and Master Franchise Partner, Logiscool Nigeria, Jasmina Marcikic, noted: “We are committed to the importance of digital literacy and would like to raise awareness on the topic in Nigeria with the support of selected expert journalists.
“What we do for journalists is to offer them and their children a demo lesson in the frame of an exclusive open day. They get information on the world of digital literacy and the importance of programming, leveraging the power of coding.”
The expert continued: “Coding and digital literacy have become an essential tool today in a variety of fields, from academic research to arts, sports, as well as journalism. Digital literacy means everything from navigating digital environments in a conscious way to becoming digital content creators of articles, posts, videos, interviews, games and apps instead of just passively using digital environments and consuming digital content.
“By teaching coding and all other areas of digital literacy (digital graphics/videos/photos, game design, app creation, robotics), Logiscool’s mission is to enable kids to navigate diverse and future-proof career paths. Based on our longstanding experience in digital education, we have developed our own method and platform, where children can learn how to code in a game-like manner.”