Development is reliant on the ability of people to work together and dependent on improving productivity; and consequently, the importance of leveraging human resources in achieving greater productivity.
For social inclusion and easy access
- Young people’s digital technology use may be viewed as a negotiated social and literate practice. Hence, internet and web apps knowledge and training has to be relevant for the specific social context and particular needs. In terms of “massification”, courses need to be practical, short, and economically accessible: ready2go!
Getting people involved and creating competitive advantages
- Internet related web application courses must be available close to potential users. Offering the training courses nationwide to local “classical” computer education businesses reaches out at district level, creating opportunities for all parties involved.
High-quality courses, tailored for local needs and contexts
- Local research and content development – based on principles of innovation, relevance and quality in design, technologies, pedagogies and contents – is a core function of the Centre. Special attention shall be given to addressing a “real-life situation”, and consequently, benefitting from its gains. Lessons link existing internet-based services and web applications with people’s local context and needs.
Easy and intuitive learning
- What matters is what helps one in a particular situation! This in mind, the learning experience should be dynamic and multi-faceted: resolving a problem while working with a variety of latest devices, like smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktop computers and vodacom’s webox, systems and applications. The individual learning progress is supported by tutoring (experienced trainer), focus on relevant topics, and practicing in small groups.