Lecturers of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi Campus have been schooled on the use of ICT and Multimedia Tools for effective teaching in the University.
The training is held for all teaching staff of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as part of Management's efforts towards ensuring improved modes and quality of teaching in the University.
It is also a further preparation of Management for the anticipated large number of admissions the University will be offering in the coming years following the government's free SHS policy currently in full operation in the country.
Expert facilitators from the Winneba Campus of the University visited COLTEK for the workshop on Thursday, 14th June, 2018. The workshop exposed participants to knowledge in the history and role of ICT in Teaching, Multimedia in Education as well as design and effective use of PowerPoint presentation in teaching.
There were special sessions for practical demonstration of ICT and Multimedia Tools as well as individual and group presentations by participants.
The Director of ITECPD, Prof. Dominic K. D. Mensah, addressing participants during the brief opening session, emphasised that the knowledge to be acquired by the lecturers was critical to their success as teachers in the 21st century.
“In the coming years, our University would be admitting large numbers of students because of the free SHS policy the government is implementing. We need to prepare you so we are not overwhelmed when the time comes”, he said and added thus “incorporating modern technology in our work has become a necessity now”.
To that end, he encouraged participants to pay close attention so they could grasp what was to be taught to them to further enhance the quality of their delivery in the classrooms.
Meanwhile, one of the facilitators, Dr. Ephraim Kwaa-Aidoo, Director of ICT Services at UEW hinted that the University was in the process of acquiring more projectors and other ICT gadgets as well as improve the Internet connectivity on the University’s several campuses to boost teaching and learning.
Another facilitator, Dr. Samuel Asare Amoah was hopeful that with the knowledge shared, the teachers would fully embrace the use of modern modes of teaching in the university. In clear demonstration of its support and belief in the government’s agenda for the education sector and particularly the free SHS policy, UEW has committed itself to various projects in preparation to receive beneficiaries of the policy.
The ICT and Multimedia training of teachers is therefore a further stretch of the preparations to ensure that UEW is ready on all fronts.
The Acting College Registrar, Mr. Michael Kofi Twum-Ampomah officially opened the workshop on behalf of the Acting Principal, Prof. Frederick K. Sarfo.