The High School practicum programme for 2017 is well underway at the United Nations Information Centre Windhoek, and on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, the group were taken on an interesting journey to learn more about technology and education.
The third day of the programme started off with a ‘do you know your partner’ warm up session, the idea behind the game was for the students to get to know each other better. This really created excitement and prepared the group for the guest speaker of the day.
The participants were addressed by a guest speaker, Mr. Schalk Eramus, the Chief Operating Officer of Paratus Telecom and his colleague Ms. Sunette Burben. Paratus Telecom is a 100% wholly owned Namibian telecommunications operator with a prolific network extending the entire Namibia with additional international points of presence located in Johannesburg, Lisbon and London. It provides telecommunications services to the Namibian public as well as the private and corporate sector.
Mr. Schalk Erasmus’s presentation was titled ‘Education and Technology’. The main aim of the presentation was to enlighten the youth on the revolution of technology on our society and future generations. He outlined the history of technology and the internet in Namibia and globally. Addressing this issue highly depends on the better judgement of humans. The learners were particularly interested when the guest speaker outlined the advantages and disadvantages of technologies in education which include the following.