The Founder and President of Digital Club International (DCI), Dr. Nathaniel Atansuyu has stated that developing people in digital technology is the way Nigeria can have a developed digital economy.
Atansuyi who delivered a lecture on “Digital Classroom: Language of the Future” at the first annual conference of Information Technology Subject Teachers Association of Nigeria, (ITSTAN) held in Lagos, said that digital technology is the forth industrial revolution which develops the people, adding that the only way to develop the people was through the digital classroom.
“Digital classroom is a classroom that is going to be connected, that is going to give digital devices to both students and teachers on a ratio 1:1.
“Digital classroom is about how we can build smart people to manage smart infrastructure, thereby transforming the society to smart economy. Saying it is the people that is going to manage the smart city.
“Our present day curriculum is being tailored toward the second and third industrial revolution. But you will agree with me that the forth industrial revolution which is the digital age is not about that traditional classroom, digital classroom is going to change the way we learn,” he said.
Speaking on the initiative of the club, he said, DCI is going to encourage members to embrace digital technology as the way to growing all sectors of the economy.
“We don’t want the black race to lag behind in appreciation of developing digital technology. We are going to be an online platform and the ICT teachers are going to be trained to manage the digital platform,” he said.
He therefore called for partnership from government and private sectors in order to educate the teachers to learn how to operate and teach in a digital environment.
“As we are working to build smart city, we should also work towards production of smart curriculum for smart teaching,” he added.
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