Sharing the classroom experiences from Germany with that from here in Uganda. This was the idea behind a seminar held at the Permanent Center for Education in Kampala. Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Gien, President of the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt led the seminar from Eichstätt in Germany via the SES Live Classroom application. Using the interactive platform that supports real time videoconferencing.
The Ugandan part of the audience comprised teachers and professionals involved the Education sector. The teachers gave an account of how they enable active participation in the classroom, coupled with the challenges that they face.The session is part of an ongoing eLearning project called Kuganda that aims at delivering an interactive classroom experience via SES Broadband Services’ satelite broadband solution.
SES, is a world leading satellite operator, that provides satellite communication services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers worldwide, provides the SES eEducaion Network, a service which offers an end-to-end learning environment for teachers,schools and classrooms as well as individual students.
The adoption of this technology in schools in at the outskirts of Uganda, where, it is indeed a necessity remains rife with challenges. Internet connectivity being a rarity in schools is just one let alone the presence of computers in classrooms.