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First e-learning Centre Opens In Macuata

First e-learning Centre Opens In Macuata
Northern Divisional Education officer Selemo Drokamaisau (fourth from the left) with teachers and management of Batinikama College during the opening of the e-learning centre in Labasa on October 11. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH
October 12
11:00 2017


Batinikama College is said to be the first school in the Macuata Province to have an e-learning centre.

The centre built at a cost of $8000 by the school management was opened yesterday by the Northern Divisional Education officer, Selemo Drokamaisau. Mr Drokamaisau said the opening of this centre would provide students with the relevant and up to date information.

“E-learning is a learning system based on formalised teaching but with the help of electronic resources,” Mr Drokamaisau said.

“While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the internet forms the major component of e-learning.

E-learning can be termed as a network enabled transfer of skills and knowledge and the delivery of education is made to a large number of recipients at the same.”

“Like all kinds of developments, it is bound to have benefits and negative impacts if you do not use it the correct way,” Mr Drokamaisau said.

“Students and teachers must thank the management for bringing in this new initiative into the school.

You must not forget that this centre is to help you and I urge all the students to use it in the right way and not to abuse it.

The advantages of e-learning are greater flexibility, its mobile and global, no need to travel, lower cost, tailored to you and makes technological possibilities available.”

Meanwhile, Batinikama College principal Vikash Karan said the set-up of the centre began last year and by the end of the second school term it was fully furnished.

“We have 174 students from Year 9 to 13 and 23 teachers and everyone will have access to this centre,” Mr Karan said.

“The purpose of the centre is to inculcate technology into an advanced level of teaching.”

 Edited by Mohammed Ali



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