With advances in technology, demand for computer engineering specialists is high. Initiatives such as the OLPC computer and Sakshat Tablet are intended to provide rugged technology at a price affordable for mass deployments. The World Bank surveyed the available ICT ( Information and communication technologies for development ) devices in 2010. 20 The Raspberry Pi and Arduino are single-board computers used to promote low-cost educational computing and interfacing applications.
This certificate is designed to give you extensive knowledge of computer applications, equipping you to be successful in your professional and educational careers while giving you skills to transition to the technology of the future. By completing this certificate, you will become a power user of office software applications, using these applications to build Web sites, develop software training modules, create interactive IT products, and complete a service learning product.
Unlike the Smart Cape Access Project, many other projects that attempt to introduce computers to Africa fail not only in the sustainability issue but also in training, support and feedback. Although in many cases access to the Internet via cable or wireless and electricity remain overwhelming issues. Less than one percent of Africans access broadband and only four percent use the Internet according to the BGBC in an article about Intel backing wireless access in Africa. 10 The cost of wireless remains prohibitive to most Africans and possibly more important is that there is not an overall “education model” that supports how to integrate forms of hardware to provide the wireless network.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.
Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and values required to enhance the quality of life for self and others in the home, workplace and the local and global community through an exploration of selected broad goals of education in the areas of aesthetics, civic life, culture, personal development, society, work and the economy, science and technology.