How do we get learning PCs or Tablets into low income households?

Mary with some wards at the Hub celebrating Pop Up Festival in Nov 2019

We closed the Hub on the 16th of March 2020 due to COVID-19, our new classes were just about to begin for new and old students that week. We printed a one page sheet mentioning why we were closing and how to stay safe for the teenagers to give to their parents at home. To… Continue reading How do we get learning PCs or Tablets into low income households?

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The future of Edtech in Africa – What I See It Become

Mary and the EdTech panel at AWITNigeria19

Recently i sat an a EdTech panel at the African Women in Technology 2019 conference, and i was amazed to see participants come from all over the country, as well as far Katsina. It felt liberating being given the opportunity to share, learn and make an impact. Before the conference, i was asked some questions… Continue reading The future of Edtech in Africa – What I See It Become

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What does it mean to be digitally skilled?

You have probably heard a lot about digital skills – seems everyone is talking about it these days. It has become something every individual is expected to possess. While different academicians and professionals have given different meanings of what they believe it means to be digitally skilled, our best definition of what this means is… Continue reading What does it mean to be digitally skilled?

Why you cant be a digital illiterate

Technology in the classroom is NOT the end goal. Enabling learning everywhere is the goal. -Andrew Barras

We already talked about what it means to be digitally skilled. So how do you know if you are digitally skilled already? It’s simple. If you possess ‘the ability to find, evaluate, utilise, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet, you are halfway there. Why halfway there though and not a 100%?… Continue reading Why you cant be a digital illiterate