An Adobe platinum partner, Learning Curve, has introduced the door to the digital classroom into Nigeria and has opened an office in Lagos to service the West African sub-region.
Learning Curve’s Managing Director, Mr. Tim Smith, who came to Nigeria for a demonstration of the solution, said the software was introduced to Nigeria following his company’s agreement with Adobe.
According to him, the application which was designed for educational institutions had recorded tremendous success in South Africa, Botswana, Senegal and Zambia, among other countries.
“Our high school programme called the Door to the Digital Classroom is very extensive and works on the basis of a
consolidated range of products from Adobe, which has the vision of what can happen when you give children the opportunity to go wild and create,” Smith said.
He further explained that the application could be used to teach vocational skills as it is being used extensively in art, design and Information Technology web authoring.
Designed to run on either Mac or Windows environments, the Adobe Learning Curve Kit contains, among other things,
total training DVDs for all applications.
Smith said with the application, students would become highly competent ICT users; adding that any school that adopted it would become an accredited testing centre for the Adobe Certified Associate examinations.
This, he said, would give the children an internationally accepted qualification of demonstrable competence.
Also speaking on the application, Leaning Curve’s Country Director, Mr. Michael Oseji, said it was necessary for Nigeria’s education to aspire to meet global standards.
“It has become imperative that this country joins the rest of the world in adopting 21st century skills in
classroom learning, otherwise the world will leave us behind and we will be forced to catch up again,” he said.
With the entry of Learning Curve into Nigeria, Oseji said he believed that teaching methods would witness a radical change and the country would be the better for it.
“These products are currently in use in countries like South Africa, Senegal, Zambia and Botswana, and in each of
these countries, the experience for both students and teachers has been mind- blowing,” he asserted.