One of my professional highlights of the past year has been meeting a group of University of Johannesburg (UJ) students who study to be teachers, bringing both their subject knowledge as well as ICT in Education skills to the education system.
Alongside their studies they tutor the first cohort of Department of Basic Education (DBE) teacher centre managers and e-learning specialists who are currently doing a post graduate digital technologies course at UJ.
Every time I meet them I feel energized by their ambition, knowledge and passion for education.
At the Digital Education Show this morning I ran into some of them: Charlotte Nkosi, Gladness Mabena, Pearl Langa and Buhle Mashingaidze.
They first observed, astutely, that the exhibition featured many service providers but not a very diverse service offering. They then went on to introduce themselves to high level DBE officials sharing their ideas for improving the use of ICT in education.
Imagine the power these young people will bring to schools and learners nationwide!