Ultimate Multimedia Consult (UMC) is unveiling a digital learning platform (www.yaaka.cc) that will improve learning in Uganda and enable easy access to online academic materials and online classes.
What is Yaaka Digital Learning Network: The Yaaka Digital Learning Network is a digital media platform for students and trainers in pre- and primary school, secondary, tertiary and university to learn/train, mentor and share in academics, social and extracurricular activities of their interest, and to especially share and access digital academic materials in text, audio or audio-visual/video; as well as hold or attend classes on internet connected computers or on their mobile digital gadgets.
The unveiling and discussion on www.yaaka.cc will take place on Wednesday March 25th 2015 at UMC offices on Plot 189, Ggaba Road (next to Green Valley Hotel) between 9:30am and 12pm.
The Managing Director of UMC, Gerald Businge says that while they have built Yaaka as a remarkable globally competitive digital learning platform, social network for learning and a market place of academic materials following Uganda’s syllabus across all levels of education, they still need the public expert input and review as well as views as users to make the learning platform better.
He adds that custom tablets for students to access www.yaaka.cc offline are being made.
As countries strive to achieve education related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and indeed other MDGs (as improved knowledge is necessary to achieve all), it has been noted that there is a need for expanded human learning. “Traditional methods of education and training cannot address the scope and scale of the task. Technology has already revolutionised other areas of human life and the world must now harness it to learning and teaching,” the UN said in its recent report calling for more integration of technology into education and learning.
“We are glad to have ably answered this call. Through www.yaaka.cc, teachers and education institutions can avail class notes, books, quizzes, assignments and award performance; while teachers and students study/teach, interact in groups, forums, or as friends, and rate academic materials. We shall in the near future extend www.yaaka.cc to all African countries so that the power of internet and digital tools has real meaning when students and teachers can share learning content relevant to them,” Gerald happily says.
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