Nigerian students who have been finding it difficult to adjust to digital technology now have opportunity of doing so following plans by EI Consulting Ltd to offer e-learning services almost free to universities, colleges and other educational institutions to meet their learning and training requirements. Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Etinosa Eseosa Iyare told National Mirror that the company which has assisted numerous institutions with adjusting to e-learning technologies is bringing along 10 years experience from the United States in its bid to revolutionalise education in the country and make Nigerians migrate from paper assignments, exams, lectures/ lesson notes into a digital platform especially now that some external examination bodies like WAEC and JAMB has migrated to e-exams.
He noted that the company which uses some of the best software system such as moodle, blackboard and google classroom was provided with a general use public license (GPL) and its source code open which makes it freely available in the community even as he stated that their services was not restricted to any particular mobile phone network, special device or software. “And our service which has been tested in about 400 universities in the United States should be introduced to Nigerians,” he stressed.
According to him, quite a number of solutions put forward by the company are free in terms of cost of product ownership and the software released free and generally available for download on the web even as he stated that they offer training to prospective students in creating their own e-learning content. “ It must be noted that the free solution we offer is considered free because there is no fee associated with ownership of product but we provide a nominal charge for hosting, support, training and custom development needs”, he noted. Shedding more light on the package, Business Development manager of the company, Olumese Obemhenata explained that their software comes with easy to use interface that has been tested over the years by millions of students and institutions around the world.
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