Learning made easier as Ghana school introduces smartboard technology

By Issa Sikiti da Silva, in Accra, Ghana

Learning has never been easier and more enjoyable than it is now at Ghana’s Opoku Ware Senior High School, which has introduced a smartboard technology which its management says will enhance an interactive way of teaching.

The school is located in the city of Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city, in the Ashanti Region.

The ICT in education tool, similar to the one used in many US and Canada schools, consists of an in-built mechanism that has an electronic pen allowing all items written on the white board to be converted into word documents, the management explained.

The internet-connected technology also allows both teachers and learners to log in Skype, Twitter and Facebook, and other social media networks, while the teaching and learning operation is going on.

It is the first time in the area of Kumasi that such a technology has been used, and experts believe this will inspire many schools as far as the capital Accra to look for ICT solutions that can innovate education and make it a sheer pleasure.

Technology expert Osei-John Seidu told Biztechafrica that learning should not be a burden, but rather an entertaining process.

“This technology is a powerful tool for learning but at the same time it also entertains and motivates the kids to keep coming to school,” he said.

The smartboard technology allows teachers to upload lesson notes, pictures and images and materials needed into the system before starting the teaching and learning process.




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