Oaklands College is using eMentors appointed from amongst the students to help teaching staff with "everything from laptops to interactive whiteboards.
"The scheme has helped lecturers overcome their insecurities towards information and communication technology (ICT) while empowering and engaging students."It's a clever idea, but I would seriously want to argue that if a teacher \ lecturer can't use an interactive whiteboard they shouldn't really be using it. If an institution is using interactive whiteboards as a teaching tool, training should be provided for those that will be using them.
Remember the DFES report on the introduction of interactive whiteboards in classrooms?
Apparently the students are being trained, why not train the lecturers?
I wonder what the lecturers really think of the idea?
I wonder how much are the students paid to support their lecturers?
Sometimes I just wonder ...........