Perhaps the biggest problem with particularly most public learning institutions is that there is too much theory and too little (if any) practical. Our previous feature of the Ghanaian teacher, Richard Appiah Akoto underscores that fact.
Mr. Akoto was trending on social media after a picture of him drawing the Microsoft Word application on the chalkboard to teach his students word processing. No easy task as you can imagine the GUI has a lot of buttons and other interfaces. It is even harder for the student to grasp how to utilize the word processor from merely observing a knock-off drawing of it on a chalkboard. It would take at least using the application to begin actually grasping how to use it.
Well, long story short. Mr. Akoto trended on social media, and Microsoft got wind of the herculean task he has been doing to teach his students how to use their (Microsoft’s) app. The African wing of the company, Microsoft Africa promised him not just one computer, but a couple of them. In addition to flying him out to attend the Microsoft Education Exchange …read more