CEO backs tech drive for students

TECH EDUCATION: Acer Africa held a workshop at Selborne Primary School on Thursday Picture: SIPHOKAZI VUSO

Acer Africa held a workshop at Selborne Primary School on Thursday to highlight the importance of technology in the classroom.

The event formed part of Acer’s programme to improve the technological skills of teachers and pupils.

Speaking at the event, chief executive and founder of CloudEd, Alister Payne, said the importance of technology in the classroom ran parallel  to was in line with providing an education that met  the needs of  children today.

“The world that we grew up in is not the same as the world our kids are growing up in.

“As schools we want to provide an education that meets the needs of the children of today where we get kids to have an inquiring mindset,” he said.

“My experience of 20 years of education on  the Google suite  has allowed me to take teachers on a journey irrespective of where they started to a place where they are more proficient with technology.”

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