EdTech Mondays Kenya October 2023 Edition: Empowering Kenyan Educators with Digital Tools.
In the October 2023 edition of EdTech Mondays Kenya, we continued the conversation started at the Kenya EdTech Summit, focusing on “Building Digital Tools That Empower Teachers.” This is a topic close to our hearts, as we strive to bridge the gap between educational technology and its practical, impactful use in Kenyan classrooms.
Our esteemed panelists brought diverse perspectives to the table. Stephen Ahura, a teacher from Kenya High School, shared his experiences with integrating EdTech into teaching, discussing both successes and challenges. Fridah Ngari, the co-founder and COO of Ntemata, delved into the design process of EdTech tools, emphasizing alignment with the needs of Kenyan teachers. Tabitha Wairimu Ngugi from iHub discussed the considerations for adopting EdTech solutions and their cultural relevance to Kenyan education.
- The importance of aligning EdTech tools with the real-world needs of Kenyan teachers and students.
- Balancing technology with traditional teaching methods for holistic student development.
- The role of user feedback, particularly from teachers, in shaping and improving EdTech solutions.
- Ensuring that digital tools are user-friendly for teachers and effective for students.
The session reiterated the critical role of collaboration among various stakeholders in the EdTech space. It’s clear that while technology can revolutionize education, the true essence of this transformation lies in our educators. They are the heart of education, and with the right tools, we can create an environment where every Kenyan learner thrives.
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