Technology is Transforming Education and it’s even changing what people do for a living in Uganda. In this blog article, I’ll explore some ways that Information Communication Technology ( Teachers can take advantage of their knowledge and skills to make an impact on society by highlighting three things technology has changed about teaching – new opportunities for collaboration (such as online courses), how learning has changed because of digital tools like apps or websites, and how educators are uniquely positioned to help children prepare for the future by understanding these changes. Technology is also changing around the world beyond just schools so don’t worry if you think there’s nothing you can do to make a difference.
The first thing that technology has changed about teaching is the opportunities for collaboration, such as online courses. This opportunity goes beyond just having people share knowledge. It also means being able to work with other teachers and experts around the world in an interactive way. For example, how would you like to join live discussions led by the ICT Teachers’ Association of Uganda? Or take part in webinars hosted by subject matter experts from all over? Join our ITAU community to access some of these opportunities yourself.
Second, digital tools like apps and websites have impacted learning. Learning doesn’t have to happen only inside school anymore. There are so many resources available on the internet that students now use outside of class as well. Websites offer a wealth of information and downloadable resources for teachers and students about ICT and other subjects in education. Some of them include; ITAU Resource Pool, Sharebility Uganda, WALKTRACK EDU Platform and others (click here to discover a list of resourceful websites). This is a great opportunity for ICT teachers because they can teach students how to find these resources.
Unique position to help learners
Finally, change in teaching and learning in terms of skills needed by educators. The way that people learn has changed dramatically thanks to digital technology. Gone are the days when you had to sit at your desk and wait for the teacher or lecturer. With today’s tools like video lessons on YouTube or Skype sessions, it doesn’t matter where each person is located, as long as they have an internet connection. This has huge implications for ICT teachers too. They can lead their own lessons from any location, and they don’t need to worry about having all the resources on-site anymore.
Technology has changed teaching and learning in Uganda. For example, long-distance learners don’t need to be on-site because everything they need now lives in cyberspace. This helps teachers engage students who live outside of school hours or come from rural communities where resources are scarce. All schools should consider implementing ICT access points into their daily lesson plans because it offers students a new way to engage with the curriculum and learn more about their world.
ICT teachers can also use technology in other ways such as by leveraging social media to promote education-related initiatives. They can also create videos on YouTube explaining how to solve problems as long as they have an internet connection. ICT teachers no longer need to limit themselves in regards to the types of content they can create.
Furthermore, ICT skills are not limited strictly to teaching. The governments hire those with computer programming experience and many industries have become more technology-driven over time as well. For example, construction companies who want their workers to have more advanced skills are now requiring them to take ICT classes and learn how to create CAD buildings, which would require ICT skills.
ICT skills range from being able to teach people about technology or having advanced knowledge of coding languages like Python–there’s something out there for everyone interested in tech fields today!