The e-learning offering provides students the opportunities to get e-learning solutions. With a target to move one million students to the e-learning, the initiative is designed to close the gap created by the indefinite closure of all educational institutions nationwide due to the COVID-19 crisis which has kept children idle.
The e-learning offering provides students the opportunities to get e-learning solutions. With a target to move one million students to the e-learning, the initiative is designed to close the gap created by the indefinite closure of all educational institutions nationwide due to the COVID-19 crisis which has kept children idle. We believe that children can easily be forgotten at this time, hence it is important to meet their peculiar needs and ensure they remain resourceful and fully engaged so they can compete favorably with their peers internationally. Over 150,000 people have been impacted in the initiative.
We are currently partnering with IBM; Roducate/Lagos State Government; Curious Learning. We are also a member of the Global Education Coalition led by UNESCO. In addition, we are working towards on boarding our next set of partners including Microsoft in the next phase.
IBM as key partner has been enhancing the drive to move one million students to e-learning. The IBM offering is complimentary, and it is called IBM Digital – Nation Africa.
It is an online learning and innovation platform that provides youth with digital skills such as Coding, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence; Data Science & Analytics, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing The program enables students, entrepreneurs, and communities with the knowledge, and tools to innovate, design, develop, and launch their own digital solutions.
Roducate (Roberts & John)
Roberts & John is an Edu-tech company that offers Roducate. The platform has eight modules which includes: lecture Notes, tutorial/revision videos; assignments/classwork for students; exams; life skills; games and network.
There are two learning models Roducate offers which are online and offline.
Online model: This option offers students online access to the solutions. For students with access to devices there are apps and web options on a subscription model payable monthly.
Offline model: For indigent students who may not have access to devices there is an off line model preloaded on a device with one of the iOS retailing at N12.5k for the lowest end device with the functionality required. The entire curriculum from primary through secondary and several university courses are preloaded already which means the student has and owns access for life. Curriculum Updates are done remotely once the phone is plugged in and data activated just for the duration of the update.
We understand that early literacy plays an important role in a child's future and have partnered with Curious Learning to help address the challenges of early literacy.
Curious Learning offers academic-based contents for students aged 3-8, using fun, self-guided learning apps to help them develop cognitive skills at a fundamental level. It is an open platform that addresses the deployment and learning challenges faced by under-resourced communities, particularly their limited access to literacy instruction.
Through the Curious Learning platform of early literacy apps, games, toys, and robots we have provided opportunities for and enabled children develop their cognitive skills and enhance their educational progress (see our CR&S report for details).