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Digicel launches online ‘Learning Hub’ platform – Dominica News Online

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Digicel Dominica CEO, Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste

Digicel, in collaboration with the ministry responsible for telecommunications, the Ministry of Education and The Learning Hub, has launched an online platform called “Learning Hub” designed to make learning easy and interactive for students and prepare them to pass their Primary, CSEC or CAPE exams on the first attempt.

The Learning Hub is described as an advanced learning platform, designed as a Caribbean education platform. Its primary purpose is to allow students to access primary and secondary school subject materials online.

Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Dominica, Nikima Royer Jno. Baptiste said close to 9,000 students will be granted free access to this initiative.

Royer made this statement at the platform’s launch on September 5th, 2019 at the Financial Centre’s Finance Conference Room.

“The world is going digital and so are we. We are so proud to have patterned with the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica… to bring this platform to approximately nine thousand students and almost fifteen hundred teachers and that is close to eighteen thousand parents,” Royer stated

“Through the platform, teachers and students have access to resources to the primary and secondary school levels tailored for local and regional CAPE curricula. Through this partnership, we provide exclusive free access to Learning Hub to Digicel customers with the post-paid or pre-paid mobile plan,” Royer Jno Baptiste explained. “This means then, customers with a Digicel mobile data plan can access Learning Hub via their phone without using their data or having to pay anything.”

She said the platform offers access to subject content, interactive videos, notes quizzes and tests, mock exams, and online tutors via a chatroom where teachers can access grades of students, assign homework and track students’ progress.

The primary level of the hub will include four subjects: Math, Science, English and Social Studies and the secondary level includes nine subjects, some of which are Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Principles of Business.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chandler Hyacinth

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Chandler Hyacinth said for the past two days, sixty teachers on island have been exposed to the Learning Hub.

“E-Education is one of our strategies within the Ministry of Education to infuse technology into the education system…to increase technological use in our classrooms and in the long run, to build resilience into the system,” Hyacinth stated.

“The learning hub online is one of the many new technologies to be introduced into our schools and we expect it to impact on our teaching and learning. Over the past last two days sixty teachers were exposed to the platform. We want to encourage our teachers to get there fellow staff members excited about technology and use technology in teaching and learning,” said the education official.

Hyacinth stated that classrooms in Dominica should resemble the digital age with several devices to enable the digital generation to function and teach our students to be able to use those digital devices in positive ways.

She also said that Dominica is expected to receive 1000 refurbished chrome books by next month, which will be distributed island wide and added that the Ministry of Education hopes to provide electronic whiteboards, E-text books, and laptop devices for teachers and students but that will require a vast investment.

Learning hub will enable students to get access to information and continue their education even after a hurricane or any form of disaster.





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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general elections

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general electionsThe Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica, has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of the people who voted.’ Despite tensions leading up to Election Day, voters turned out…

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of DominicaThe Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission congratulates Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on a successful election victory and return to Government. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended the people of the…

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