Most teachers in SADC region schools may not have had access to ICT during their time in school. The universities and tertiary colleges where they trained may also have not provided training in using ICT either. This leaves the majority of teachers in the region’s schools lacking skills in using ICT, which may cause them to avoid using ICT equipment that may be provided to schools with no support, by other supplies.
Teachers may also feel ashamed of colleagues and/or students knowing about their incompetence in using ICT for anything else, let alone, teaching. They may also experience psychological distress as a result of being expected to use ICT in teaching when they have no idea how it is done. In all this though, the quality of teaching to students suffers, with no prospect for resolution.
At ExpertEase Technologies, we understand this situation fully well. We know that it is not the fault of the teachers when this happens. This is why at our client schools, we train teachers for European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) skills. This ensures that every teacher in our client schools accesses top quality training in using ICT equipment for teaching their respective subject. This way, tech-led teaching potential is boosted, and the successful implementation of our ICT solution is maximised.