Teacher Laptop Initiative Launch in the Western Cape

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 | laptops

Teachers thronged to the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kuilsriver today for the long awaited launch of the Teacher Laptop Initiative.

A part of the eager crowd of teachers

Two and a half years after the promise of laptops for teachers was first made, it has now become a reality for some teachers.  An unexpected large crowd pitched up for the event.

Different hardware vendors displayed their products and distributed information to prospective buyers.

A teacher reading her copy of 'Laptops for Teachers' while waiting for the speeches to start.

300 copies of the book Laptops for Teachers, sponsored by one of the suppliers, were given away to teachers.  Many were disappointed when stocks ran out.

The interest in laptops displayed by teachers is heart-warming – it bodes well for e-learning in the Western Cape.

For more pictures of the event, see the Afrikaans version of this posting.

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4 Comments to Teacher Laptop Initiative Launch in the Western Cape

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Chas
Saturday, 30 October, 2010

Kobus: An inspired writer of old once penned this thought down : “to the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion [to them] is wearisome to the flesh.”

Your valiant contribution to the integration of technology into the education processes is truly and significantly commendable. Well done with this book !

Mark C
Sunday, 31 October, 2010

Unfortunately I am still not convinced about the TLI. The financial implications does not make sense to me. Maybe somebody can convince me otherwise. I suppose I should think further than money…but it’s hard to.

Sterkte! to those who will be going for the deal. I will still help teachers even though I have a different take on this thing. I hope in some way this initiative proves me wrong and succeeds (teachers buy laptops which are used frequently).

Kobus, your book gives clear guidance on many of the questions asked concerning laptops.

John Thole
Monday, 1 November, 2010

It is so good that there is a book alongside the possibility of receiving a laptop. The e-learning journey always requires that we stop and read so that we can begin moving forward confidently once again. The fact that teachers have an option to purchase a laptop along with receiving some cost reduction can only be a positive move. Let’s continue to get behind the teachers and support them as they develop a deeper and richer understanding of the value of this technology for learning.

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