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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Photo of the Day: Thoughts become things

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mai-Nefhi Secondary School:Inauguration of New Computer Laboratory for 21st century Education

Today was a special day for Mai-Nefhi Secondary School, a School located on Mai Nefhi, about 20 km south west of Asmara, near the Mai Nefhi dam. The school made an inauguration occasion to celebrate the efforts made to renew the computer laboratory so as to reflect the 21st century educational center.

CBE: Education in the Cloud

 During the celebration of the new computer lab, invited guests from the Ministry of Education, Eritrea Institute of Technology and parents has attended to see what has been done by the efforts done for the last 6 months of hard work by the integrated community of parents, the school and other organizations including the Ministry of Education.  Mr. Tesfalem Mesfn the school director in his speech said:
We have invited you today so that you see your efforts are put to ground to our best. As we have outlined in the outset, we have made computer rooms expansion, electrical system installation, installing school wide network and Implementing 21st century educational system solutions. ...
The deployment of the 21st century educational system was done using  Cloud Based Education (CBE), an Educational ICT infrastructure solution developed by hybridizing effective technology solutions that include cloud computing, green IT and open standard.  We have also gave the teachers of the school a seven days training on the deployed educational system solutions. During the occasion the trainee were awarded professional development certificate through the invited guests hand.

The lab opening celebration was a credible occasion for the CBE team, as it opens a new door in nationalizing the solution. Below are some photos from the occasion taken by Feven Tekle, a second year computer application student and one of the professional training attendants.

Invited Guests observing the students working with CBE
Dr. Ghebrebrhan VP of  EIT, awarding Certificate to Trainees in Mainefhi secondary School
CBE team, Students and Teachers after the Inauguration Ceremony


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cloud Based Education: Presentation by Teachers

Today we had a presentation program by teachers who have attended a workshop about Cloud Based Educational System in a Local School called "Mai-Nefhi Seconday School". The teachers had taken the course under the title 'Designing a 21st Century Classroom' using an advanced E-learning and collaboration system and other educational applications. An open Stage was given to attendants to present their capability on the usage of the new system. Mr. Franco a Mathematics Teacher who was the first presenter in today's Session was one of the teachers who have exploited the functionality of the technology brought to the new Computer laboratory of the School. In his presentation he has shown his well designed online course, which was enriched by visual images that demonstrate 3D graphs,complex Polynomial Function and assessment methods. In his words Mr. Franco:
E-learning system has several advantages. It is the combination of audio, visual education by which the senses gain more information than the traditional teaching method. generally the amount of information taken is higher if it is received simultaneously in two modalities that is vision and hearing rather than in single modality. It can facilitate perception of the most important features with in a short period of Time. which can not be easily explained by theory such us the three dimensional objects, translation of functions and polynomial graphs. It also develop the students interest in the learning process. furthermore learning is enhanced when material is organized.
 The Next Presenter was Mr. Hagos, Physics Teacher in the school presented his online course to the audience. In his presentation, we were able to see and integrated lesson with text, Images and small video clip about Refraction of Light. In his understanding about the new system of teaching using the Cloud Based Education, he mentioned that such system will help the teacher to reflect his lessons to the students with equal opportunity and with less effort.

The presentation was impressive. Yet there will be another eight presentation sessions. This is a big transition to see teacher move from the traditional way of teaching to the modern 21st century model of education in short period of time.
EriCloud Educational will prepare a case study in such migration soon.