Home learning hindered by technology gap, Nadiem acknowledges

first_imgEducation and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has acknowledged that technological discrepancies between schools have reduced the effectiveness of home-based learning, a program launched to accommodate COVID-19 distancing measures.The minister said schools in certain regions were progressing slowly and were at risk of being unable to catch up to others academically. Other schools had taken to distance learning through the use of low- and high-tech tools.“We still need time to analyze the overall effectiveness of home-based learning. However, what we do know is we have a lot of anecdotal evidence about challenges surrounding the online learning process,” the minister said on Thursday. He said the effectiveness of home-based learning was related to the educational system’s comfort in adopting new technology.Nadiem said education technology was being adopted at an unprecedented rate as parents, teachers and students adjusted to the demands of distance learning under COVID-19.“It can heavily accelerate technology adoption in education in the future. This is a very encouraging trend.”Read also: Tips from parents on helping children study at home during COVID-19 outbreak Technology adoption remains a challenge for the Indonesian education system.A 2019 report issued by global mobile communications industry body GSMA demonstrated a wide digital gap between people living in urban and rural areas. About 45 percent of Indonesians live in rural areas.Indonesia has 170 million internet users. However, the government has said that digital literacy in Indonesia is still relatively low, causing hurdles for teachers, students and parents wanting to engage in a tech-based education.Nadiem said he believed there were many possible solutions depending on each school’s access to and adoption of technology. He said the government was investigating what would work.“When we return to school after this crisis, we’ll be able to scale up measures that we know are working for certain segments of our educational system,” the minister said.Topics :last_img read more

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Granit Xhaka desperate to complete Hertha Berlin transfer in next 72 hours

first_imgGranit Xhaka is desperate to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka wants to leave Arsenal in the next 72 hours as he targets a move to Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.The Swiss midfielder has made it clear to the Gunners that he wants to leave the club after a disastrous campaign in north London.Xhaka joined the club in a £34m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 but he’s failed to live up to expectations, despite being made club captain last summer.The midfielder told supporters to ‘f**k off’ after he was jeered following his substitution in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October and the incident has convinced Xhaka that he has no future at the club.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Dec 2019 3:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Xhaka doesn’t see a future for himself at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Hertha Berlin have made a loan bid with an obligation to buy Xhaka at the end of the season for a fee of around £25m and the Bundesliga club are hopeful that Arsenal will accept.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Times claim Xhaka is desperate to complete the move by Friday because the club are set to embark on a winter training trip that weekend and the midfielder wants to be part of the travelling party.Xhaka was left out of Arsenal’s squad for the defeat to Chelsea with the club claiming that he was ill.Arteta is keen on keeping Xhaka but the club have nevertheless been searching for a replacement.MORE: John Hartson calls out Steven Gerrard for disrespecting Neil Lennon after Rangers beat Celtic Advertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka desperate to complete Hertha Berlin transfer in next 72 hourslast_img read more

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People’s Pentecostal Family Church and Master Academy to provide eye care to public.

first_imgPastor Bill Daniel. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comThe People’s Pentecostal Family Church Missions Project in collaboration with Master Academy a Canadian based missionary group will provide three days of free eye care clinics to the public commencing today.The clinics will be conducted by Drs Charles Klettke and Roland Bauder.While here, the group will also build a computer Lab, install computers and a wireless network at the St. Luke’s Primary School.The team of seventeen missionaries along will also engage several community projects which include, Replacement of toilets at Operation Youth Quake Orphanage, Painting of the PPFC Children’s Ground in Stock Farm.Visits and care for the elderly and presentation of food hampers to needy families in the communities of  Stockfarm and Yam Piece.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 62 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews People’s Pentecostal Family Church and Master Academy to provide eye care to public. by: – May 23, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Toure’s agent blames City bosses

first_img He told the Sunday Mirror: “Some people at City are trying to blame Yaya for what has happened this season. But those people aren’t taking responsibility for their own mistakes. “I am talking about executives who have bought players for a lot of money – and then put those players on the bench. Executives who spend a lot of money on Stevan Jovetic and then drop him from the Champions League squad. I feel sorry for Pellegrini. He’s a good coach, but a weak manager. “He won the title with the team left behind by (predecessor) Roberto Mancini.” Toure, whose relationship with the club came under strain last summer, has been linked with a move away this summer, with Mancini making clear his interest in signing the 31-year-old for Inter Milan. “If City want Yaya to leave, they should come out and say so,” Seluk added. “Two of the biggest clubs have already asked me if he is available, and I know that if City would sell, another 10 would call me inside 24 hours.” City go into Sunday afternoon’s match against West Ham four points above fifth-placed Liverpool and with the pressure firmly on Pellegrini. The Chilean has maintained he is not worried about his job, but admitted that could change if they dropped out of the Champions League places. “You are wrong if you think that, at this club, if you don’t win the title then you are out,” he said in a number of national newspapers. “If we miss the top four then maybe it will be different because that would not be the same thing, the analysis of the season will be different.” Press Association Yaya Toure’s agent has called Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a “weak manager” and criticised the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain. center_img Toure’s performances have come under the microscope amid a dismal run for City which has seen them go from title contenders to being in a battle simply to finish in the top four. But agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed the club are trying to make Toure a scapegoat for bigger problems behind the scenes. last_img read more

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Wellington Rec Rap for April 1 – April 13, 2013

first_imgThere will be a RedLine on April 6th for middle schoolers, instead of the 5th because of the John Michael Montgomery concert. It will be held at the Memorial Auditorium. The Mom & Son Bowling Party will take place Friday, April 12th at Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley for moms and sons, 4 years old thru 5th grade. Register online or at the WRC. A Paintball Trip is planned for Saturday, April 27th for 6th-12th graders. Bus leaves from the WRC at 12:15 pm and returns at 5:30 pm. Marcine GoodrumAssistant SuperintendentWellington Recreation Commission620-326-3323www.wellingtonrec.com Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington Rec Rap for April 1 to April 13:Get your tickets to see John Michael Montgomery in concert at the Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Auditorium this Friday, April 5th! General Admission and  Reserved Tickets are available at the Rec Center and the Chamber office.Sign up for Swim Team Stroke Refinement through the WRC. The pre-season training takes place thru Sunday, April 28th at the SW College Indoor Aquatic Center. A dance for middle schoolers, Spring Fling Dance will be held at the WRC on Saturday, April 13th. Spring Into Fitness at the Fitness Center! Buy a one month Membership and get the 2nd for 1/2 price. Valid thru April 30th. The 4th session of Goju-Ryu Karate will be held at the WRC Tuesdays and Saturdays, April 2nd-30th. Registrations are still open for the Recreational League of Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball with a late fee. Divisions include 9 & 10 year olds and 11 & 12 year olds.last_img read more

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