“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” said the old Chinese adage. While you may aspire to pass on technological skills, there will always be someone else who will want to return the favour. Development Innovations will be hosting an Education Technology Workshop with Preetam Rai targeted specially at teachers and trainers next Saturday.
Technological measures will be taken to improve class efficiency in general. Participants will be taught how to build interactive learning content using free software and apps to improve teaching qualities. Using collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Evernote will also allow more exploration in their respective training programs, and ensure that class content goes beyond the classroom.
Other than advanced measures, low-tech ideas will be greatly emphasised on for their potential, like paper and post-its, and this will ensure both sides of teaching to spur more interactivity in the classrooms. To fully experience the learning materials, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops (or iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and tablets) for a more interactive session!
What about the teacher? Preetam Rai comes from a background of community education in dozen countries in the wider Asia-Pacific region, and is the chairperson of Singapore Institute of Adult Learning’s Technology SIG and the Directory of International Community at a Singapore based tech startup. He helps educators design interactive and engaging learning experiences using accessible stationary and software, and will be doing the same in this workshop.
Education Technology Workshop with Preetam Rai is free and will take place from 9.30am to 11am, 17 May 2014, at the Development Innovations office. You can RSVP your attendance here!
Development Innovations is located on #296, St. 271, Sangkat Toul Tompong 2, Khan Chamkarmon. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here to see a map.