Affordable smart devices are the key to success in distance learning, says Vodafone CEO
The CEO of Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile phone networks, has said that affordable smart devices have the ability to improve distance learning by allowing students to work at their own pace and in their own time, wherever they are in the world.
Speaking to a conference Patricia Obo-Nai highlighted these points during her speech as the guest speaker at the 10th Congregation of the Jackson College of Education, a teacher training college that operates by distance learning, is accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), and is affiliated with the University of Education, Winneba claimed that devices such as tablets and smartphones would enable students to benefit from high-quality education without having to attend costly colleges or classes. The need for high-quality education isn’t limited to the classroom, she said.
To illustrate her point, Patricia said that about 80% of the 1,000 girls who signed up for Vodafone’s free online coding course could not take part because they did not have smart devices or access to the internet.
The importance of internet connectivity
With the internet providing a foundation for our modern society and economy, it is vital that people living in rural or remote areas have access to this network.
Not only will this allow them to take advantage of all that the connected world has to offer today but also it will enable them to be at the forefront of tomorrow’s technological developments.
The role of affordable connected devices
In an interview with Patricia Obo-Nai on Tuesday, Chief Executive of mobile telecommunications company Vodafone said that he expects more and more people will be able to access education remotely by using affordable connected devices.
I think technology is going to open up a lot of possibilities, said Patricia Obo-Nai . I am convinced you will have more people being able to access education remotely.
The promise of Google Project Loon
Google has been working on a project called Project Loon, which aims to provide wireless internet access to people across rural or remote areas. The idea is that giant balloons fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet and beam down LTE-quality Internet signals using high-speed wireless links.
What is a video call?
A video call is where two or more people can see and talk to each other over the Internet. Video calls can be made between computers, tablets, or smartphones.
Some services also offer different ways for you to communicate during a video call such as typing messages back and forth or drawing pictures.
What does Internet connective mean?
Internet connective means that you have access to the internet on your device.
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