Saturday, April 18th, 2009 | laptops
Many teachers are keen to embark on study programmes that lead to accreditation or recognized qualifications. This is natural since better job opportunities are often linked to qualifications.
Learning to use a laptop will not lead directly to such outcomes, but it may take you there in an indirect way.
Let’s use an illustration. When you went to school and learned to read and write, you were not directly accredited for that. You had to pass a number of subjects to move from grade to grade. But reading and writing skills helped you to study those topics which led to progressive levels of graduation. It can therefore be said that learning to read and write was a stepping stone towards accreditation and receiving qualifications.
In a similar way learning to use a laptop may not give you direct accreditation, but it is a stepping stone for you to find accreditation in other areas.
Your laptop is a tool to find information, record facts, rearrange knowledge and present it in a clear format. These are necessary skills when you are working towards accreditation or striving to acquire a qualification.
Distance learning is becoming a popular way of getting a qualification. Here the ability to use a computer is a pre-requisite and is a direct link towards obtaining the qualification.
For the moment don’t focus too much on the destination. View the process of learning to use the laptop as a pleasurable journey – you will be pleasantly surprised to discover where it may lead you.
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