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Former PRESEC NSMQ Winner Develops Teleplay To Support Teaching And Learning

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March 2, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

Prosper Dzidzienyo, a former winner of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) together with his team from Smartix Education has developed an app to support teaching and learning at the basic level.

The app, Teleplay, has interactive educational games, daily fun puzzles, videos, illustrative lessons, fun quizzes, and live teachers who students can reach out to any time for help in understanding a lesson or any concept

A combination of these packages gives students a comprehensive educational experience as the learning tools shape the development of creative and analytical skills which are required to solve the world’s challenges.

This they can do from the comforts of their homes with a phone, a tablet, and a computer.

Project lead, Prosper commented that their aim is not to upend the system but to support it to change. “Our goal is for the system to depart from a quest to just prepare students to just pass exams. We believe this will help stem the production line of the formulaic, industrial age, cut-for-procedure type of students we churn out a year in year out. We want children to enjoy school, play, be creative and learn not to just solve exam questions but to also solve real-world problems.”

Teleplay was successfully piloted from June to July 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic and earlier tests of the app content were run during the Smartix Summer School, first, at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Primary School, Kumasi, and subsequently in some selected schools in Ho and Kumasi.

Speaking on the feedback from the various boot camp sessions held in selected schools, Mr. Dzidzienyo said, “We observed from our piloting that students were more excited about learning, were always sometimes present an hour before teachers arrived, and wanted to get their hands dirty learning to fix something.”

“This gives us confidence that this will work, and we are more committed now than ever to our mission. We believe we can transform tomorrow today,” he added.

The product can be accessed on their YouTube platform at http://bit.ly/smartixteleplay. Its Android app can be downloaded from Google Playstore and the web app can be accessed at www.teleplay.app

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