People’s Primary School anticipating interactive tech library

A former People’s Primary School (PPS) learner, currently an Instructional Technology Designer from the Teaching and Learning Unit and PhD student, Helvi Iitenge-Wheeler, is aiming to enhance Namibian children’s reading experiences as part of her studies.

Helvi’s studies are focused on exploring technology for enhancing reading experiences for Namibian children. Inspired by new trends of interactive libraries across the globe, the PPS principal Patrick Xoagub, has entrusted the redesign of the school’s library to the FCI Computer Science Department. 

“As interaction designers we do not only develop engaging technologies but we create entirely new experiences through meaningful designed spaces and technologies,” said Prof Heike Winschiers- Theophilus who is Helvi’s supervisor and a co-designer of the PPS interactive technology library. 

“It has been an amazing journey and we are now counting on the private sector and individuals to support the finalisation of the project to make the children’s and teacher’s dreams a reality,” said Helvi. She added that this is important because teachers and learners of PPS are equally looking forward to the opportunity of experiencing a new reading culture. The interactive tech library consisting of various themed areas, engaging different types of readers by embracing new developments in emerging interactive technologies will be one of its kind in the School’s vicinity. 

Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
for Month: 
August, 2017

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