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BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: STUDENT-STUDENT ICT SKILLS TRAINING
Feb 6, 2009

MODEL-ITU members have volunteered to offer basic ICT skills training to fellow students and build information society. Perhaps it would be intriguing to mention that some university students may lack the basic computer skills yet this' the reality

The training based on the trainees’ convenient time takes place between Monday and Friday 9am-4pm at Science Complex, LAB5.

According to Mr. Collins Nyanchio of the e-learning, students who join the university from rural schools lack the skills hence the initiative to ensure that all students are computer literate

From February 4, 2009, volunteers have been actively involved in this noble venture that not only offers service to humanity but also a serve to entrench the deep rooted student camaraderie world over.

This project meant to advance our PILLAR FOUR, which aims at: Bridging the Digital Divide and ICT Awareness: Model-ITU strongly supports the efforts aimed at bridging the digital divide in readiness for the pre and post eminent ICT renaissance in Kenya.

During the familiarity meeting with representative of the KU e-learning directorate, Mr. Nyanchio on 3/2/09, a working arrangement was made based on the volunteer trainers’ free time. In total, 13 volunteers have registered in the imitative with more expected to join later.
The Volunteers train on the introduction to computers, Microsoft Office, and the internet and email. The other area of focus is instruction on how to use the MOODLE (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment),- http://soma.ku.ac.ke- an open source soft ware that has been developed by the university to allow for e-learning through a resultant virtual class room..
We encourage more volunteers, including non members and even those outside Kenya to support this project by doing whatever little one can to help bridge the digital divide in pursuit of millennium development goals

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