Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 | laptops
The long awaited implementation of the Teacher Laptop initiative is not yet happening. According to reports, the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has indicated that there is yet another delay.
The reasons for the delay are vague. The bottom line to teachers: don’t rush out to buy your laptop unless you’ve received the go-ahead from your provincial authorities.
While the authorities are dragging their heals on the Teacher Laptop Initiative, most children in our schools are walking around with cell phones in their pockets. They’re not using their mobile devices for making telephone calls – they mainly use them to send text messages and passing pictures to one another.
This means that our learners are digitally connected. Gone are the days of the digital divide for them – they have crossed the gulf. Sadly, bureaucratic bungling left many of our teachers on the wrong side of the divide.
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