NWU Faculty of Education introduces digital technology in classrooms

Koos Degenaar -- Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:22

NWU Faculty of Education introduces digital technology in classrooms

The Faculty of Education and Training at the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently introduced digital technology in classrooms. The first stage of the programme was implemented for students in the Foundation Phase. 

The second stage will be rolled out to the remaining intermediate and FET phases of the education programme.

The School of Education led by Prof Sepeng, the school director, arranged 139 tablets to be distributed to first-year students in the Foundation Phase. This initiative is as a result of the fast rate with which technology is advancing and providing better learning opportunities for students and learners in and out of classrooms.

This will not only make students comfortable with exploring new technologies enabling them to enhance their learning experience, but will also to encourage them to implement it on a daily basis as they enter the workplace.

“It is important to adapt to the dynamic ways in which education is being transmitted. Textbooks are not conducive for the environment and often expensive. Reverting to digital technology takes some effort in the beginning, but in the long run it will help prepare students better and uplift the education system for generation X," remarked Ms Erasmus, a lecturer in the department.