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New e-learning platform brings school to students

SCI & TECH
By David Njaaga | July 21st 2020

A new e-learning tool that enables students to interact with their teachers is the latest addition to the list of platforms in the country in the wake of Covid-19.

MySchool, a Zoom-like virtual solution is specifically designed for schools with functionalities that enable teachers to write notes on a whiteboard, share screen, schedule assignments and examinations for students without limits on the number of classes or users. 

According to David Waweru, founder and business development manager at MySchool, the sudden shift to virtual learning has been necessitated by the need to keep learners engaged in the Covid-19 era that has curtailed learning for millions of learners.

“I grew up in a rural setting. I used to walk more than 10 kilometres to get to school. It was a very tiring and challenging experience that forced students to drop out of school. With this hindsight, I wanted to use technology to change this experience and make learning exciting by bringing it closer to pupils,” said Waweru.

On MySchool, students will have more interactive hours with their teachers and increased safety, as they will be learning from the comfort of their homes. He said the platform enables teachers to have common resources, which can be shared with students either real-time or on-demand.

“Parents will be able to make some savings due to reduced cost of learning,” said Waweru.

So far, MySchool is in use at several schools within Nairobi and other counties.

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