THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara has launched its Tablet Learning Project (TLP) on Tuesday.
The initiative was part of the university’s new mobile platform for learning.
Under this project a free tablet computer will be given to all new undergraduate or first year degree students who enroll at the University’s (USP SI) this year.
The USP SI Campus Director Patricia Rodie said the Campus (USP SI) is so pleased to start this year with the unveiling of its ambitious TLP in Solomon Islands from now onwards.
“This year, USP is providing tablets to our Solomon Islands first year degree students and also to students in the region.
“Yes, we are bringing education closer to students’ homes.
“Students can learn on the go from anywhere, anytime,” she said.
Dr Rodie said the launching yesterday surely goes in the history books and they are very proud of the achievement.
“After the success of Tablet Learning Project in 2013, the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra has approved free distribution of tablets to all first year degree students based in the Solomon Islands and Kiribati Campuses,” she added.
A workshop for the recipients of the tablets was also conducted yesterday shortly after the launching by two staff from Laucala Campus.
The preparatory workshop was organised to ensure students’ familiarization with the device.
Also the tablet learning team yesterday highlighted and discussed with the students various features and functionalities of the tablets to gain optimal usage in light of new pedagogies.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education (MEHRD) Franco Rodie was the guest of honour at yesterday’s launching ceremony.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO