e-Learning Will Reduce Mass Failure, Says Expert

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An educational technology/solution and affiliate service firm, Teslys Integrated Concept Limited, has explained how electronic learning solutions would improve students’ overall performance and reduce mass failure in public examinations.

The principal official of the company, Moshood Adetela, said teaching in public and private schools in the country could be improved by integrating technology in the learning process, adding that the new technologies would create a new learning experience for students, improve concentration and participation, as well as produce higher performance in assessment. Adetela said the presence of new technologies has made teaching easier for teachers and enabled them to become more creative in lesson delivery. According to him, with increased interaction of students in the feedback mechanism of everyday lesson through questions and answers that is built on 100 per cent class participation, no student is left behind in class activities.

“Educators are able to gauge the impact of understanding among students for every lesson delivered thereby encouraging a repeat of lessons that do not meet the critical mass that is set by each school.” He said the innovative educational products would be displayed at this year’s Total School Support Seminar and Exhibition (TOSSE), scheduled for June 2 and 3 in Lagos. The eighth edition of the exhibition, which will dwell on the theme, ‘Creating Successful Partnerships in Education’, will expose many schools in Lagos and Ogun States to new technologies provided by educational support firms. Some of the services include: full multimedia ICT resource centre, multimedia classroom, upgraded 3D science laboratories, legal educational research, as well as company/enterprise registration and search, VSAT/wireless and CUG, IP PBX, schools/educational feasibility studies, admin solution/software, classroom management solution, review of systems and processes for better efficiency. Others are corporate governance compliance review in the education sector, educational exhibition, tablets/laptops for teachers and students, integration into the Telsys portal to gain access to premium educational contents, full maintenance support, preparation of school/staff manual or handbook, training and re-training teachers and ICT administrators.

Adetela said 12 schools have already deployed the Telsys smart school advantage programme, with several others indicating their interest to key into the new learning platform. He however stated that the smart school platform is not for all schools, as schools must meet critical infrastructure before the deployment of the electronic solution. “Telsys has equally developed valuable competencies across the open source educational support solution spectrum through which its e-learning delivery process is anchored on to provide schools with the necessary skills for their teachers to become competent in tele-education delivery process. “The objective is to bridge the gap between educational outputs and the labour market demands through appropriate and relevant technological support with effective schools management tools.” The Principal Partner, Edumark, Yinka Ogunde, who organises the annual seminar and exhibition, said the programme started eight years ago with a desire to support educational institutions and provide an opportunity for exhibitors to access innovative products and services. She said this year’s edition has been designed to bring together not only school owners and suppliers but also, parents, students and government bodies and all stakeholders in the sector.