ADDIS ABABA – Ethio Telecom, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has launched a smart classroom at Addis Ababa University.
The two institutions launched the smart classroom at Sidist Kilo campus on Friday as part of a joint effort to ensure wider inclusive learning and higher quality education.
According to Ethio Telecom, the smart classroom was built with various technological features involving the latest standard functionality, easy to adapt, ideahub, visualizer, electronic board and camera.
It is expected to enable the university to conduct online teaching, live class, course authoring, mobility, teaching and learning management.
Ethio Telecom has noted that the smart classroom “will have a paramount significance” for lecturers in teaching at thei AAU.
It will enale lecturers to back up their theoretical education with technology driven laboratories, making their teaching methods adaptable with real-time student status checking, adjust teaching progress, automatic markings and generating grade reports and acquire students learning data, per Ethio Telecom.
“It will also empower students to virtually attend classes any time and any place, speciallyfor those who can’t be physically available, get hybrid learning rather than a traditional learning experience,” the telco said.
Education authorities also plan to use the smart classroom at the AAU as a springboard in their bid to replicate it in other universities across the nation.
The smart classroom is among Ethio Telecom’s several interventions to bridge the digital divide in the educational sector.
Last year, the telco built 66 digital learning centers equipped with the necessary learning facilities in the selected high schools nationwide.