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USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO BOOST STUDENT RETENTION RATES

Tertiary institutions struggle with low retention rates. Only 40% of students complete a 4-year degree within 6 years at the same institution where they started their studies. Student retention is a matter of great importance to institutions. For institutions that depend on tuition, low retention rates have serious financial consequences. That is apart from the huge negative [...]

Edtech fair brace Nigeria students for entrepreneurship in technology

The Lagos edition of Africa Education Technology fair with the theme, Application of Technology to enhance human capacity development and innovation in Africa, was held at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos State Nigeria on the 28th and 29th of June 2019. It nurtured the next generation of technology entrepreneurs in Africa. It convened key players, [...]

Can Ed-tech Devices Make Students More Employable?

The job market is consistently evolving, period. Some of the jobs that existed a decade back have either become obsolete or gone extinct today. This phase of societal evolution is challenging - if not daunting - for not just students and workforce in the making but teachers as well. For teachers, the challenge is super [...]

KELLOGG offers N5m scholarship to pupils

Kellogg Tolaram LFTZ Enterprise, makers of the leading breakfast cereal, plans to offer monetary award in form of scholarships worth N5m to 50 primary school pupils across three states who have performed excellently in the recently concluded essay competition tagged “Kellogg’s Superstars”. Kellogg’s Superstars contest is a school-based essay writing competition designed for primary school [...]

WHY YOU SHOULD USE LIVE STREAMING IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Live streaming may be one of the more effective ways to engage your students in the learning process. The concept of live streaming has generated immense popularity on social media platforms. If you’ve recorded or watched a live vlog, then already you’ve been part of live streaming. Maybe you’ve engaged with live streaming by marking [...]

What Is Educational Technology?

Educational technology is a systematic application of relevant technological processes and resources in teaching, with a goal to improve students’ performance. It involves a disciplined approach to identifying the needs of students, applying technology in instructions, and tracking their performance. Many people are wondering: what do you mean by educational technology? There are many definitions of the concept, [...]

Nine Ways Tech Will Soon Impact Education

In addition to computers, students of today often have access to such tech as smart boards and tablets as learning aids. In fact, technology has become so integrated into education that many are looking to once-futuristic, now realistic tech such as augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR) to lead the way in the next-generation [...]

5 Subjects Not Taught In Nigerian Schools (But They Should Be)!

Education is way more than sitting in a classroom. Unfortunately, it is often the same old story. Go to school. Read, write, learn math, history, science, and the searing pain of social rejection. Go home. Forget everything you learned. While having a specific course for each of these ‘subjects’ might be a long way off [...]

By |2019-11-13T06:24:49+01:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Classwork Support, editorials, Education, tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

THE FUTURE GENERATION STEM LEARNING IS SMART

Earlier this month California became the seventh state to adopt a new brand set of K-12 science outlines, dubbed Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS. The “real world” approach to science mastery focuses on engineering, problem solving, modeling, and cause and effect experiments. Other states that are on-board with the science outlines are Maryland, Nevada, Kentucky, [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:37+01:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ARE OUR CHILDREN AT RISK IN THIS NEW DIGITAL CHILDHOOD ERA?

Think back on your childhood, and you probably remember hours spent in active, imaginative, and outdoor play. It’s likely that you rough-housed with friends or neighbors, engaged with nature, and built entire worlds from sheer imagination. The 21st century childhood is different. A 2010 Kaiser Foundation Study found that the average elementary school aged child spent 7.5 hours [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:07+01:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, social, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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