From Analogue Literacy to E-Learning
E-Learning at Paikonkore Nomadic Primary School FCT
ARA’s community action project Development in Nigeria (DIN) had its beginnings in 1996 in functional literacy empowering women and youth in social and technical skills for implementing community forestry, improved livelihoods, and sustainable development in rural Cross River state.
DIN pioneered its e-learning centres in northern Nigeria (2006-09) through its late sister NGO REIWA (RC21779). At that time new digital technologies, especially the Internet, were being recognised for their potential to transform education, end out-of-school children, and transfer to millions of unemployed youth and women new skills for new more productive and profitable livelihoods.
What Are E-Learning Centres?
Waziri Mazadu Primary School E Centre Dass LGA Bauchi state E-Learning Centre, Laduga Nomadic Primary School, Kachia Grazing
Reserve, Kaduna State
An E-Learning Centre can be a place inside or outside a physical classroom. You can learn under a tree in the bush, anywhere there is wireless or mobile phone network, a lap top, tablet, or smart phone.
E-Learning is interactive. Trained teachers use our modules for learning content. Students learn through electronic resource tools powered by the world wide web or Internet. Computers, mobile phones, pen drives enable access to the Internet.
E-Learning is a network enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. ARADIN’s Connecting Classrooms currently enables registered users in 7 e-centres across Nigeria to enjoy the benefits of ICTs. We plan to connect off-grid users in pastoralist/fishing camps and remote farmer villages.
What do ARADIN’s E-centres Do?
E-centres train teachers to teach children and adults how to learn through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) accessible via PCs, mobile phones, tablets. Teaching materials comprise our professional modules, videos, apps, some stored in our E-Library.
What do E-Centres Achieve?
Schools with E-Learning find enrolments rise as guardians register out-of-schoolboys and girls. Girls are empowered via ICTs, boys acquire new career options through newly learned IT skills. |(See Our Achievements Counter.)
Schools lacking text books are substituting e-books and visual learning materials. E-libraries are already transforming formal education for many millions of children in Nigeria’s poorest communities.