As part of its visit to Ghana for the second E-learning conference and in line with its Intel World Ahead Program, Intel announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MOESS) and the Ministry of Communication (MOC) for the Ghanaian launch of its localised digital education content platform, skoool.com.gh.
The interactive teaching platform fits within the action points taken at the recent e-Learning conference in Ghana and provides advanced learning and teaching technologies to students and educators alike. The launch was celebrated with a ceremony and a demo presentation at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra.
'The knowledge economy is a reality. We now have the opportunity to create and cultivate knowledge and the capability to advance social and economic well-being in Ghana,' said Will Swope, Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Affairs Group at Intel Corporation. 'For forty years now, Intel has been committed to helping students around the world gain access to the right tools to succeed in the knowledge economy. We work with local governments to make this happen and we are honoured that the Ghanaian authorities have chosen us as a partner in their continuous effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure future success for the country and its people.'
The skoool.com.gh offers a programme that is specifically tailored for the new Ghana Education Service Curriculum, and can greatly benefit all junior and senior high schools in the country by providing local content and international teaching standards. The learning resources of skoool technology are similar in each country it operates in but are populated with local content.
The main features are: multimedia learning objects (LearnSteps), interactive simulations (LearnSims), an award-winning maths toolkit, exam centre study notes, exam guides for maths and integrated science as well as study and revision tips.
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