Charlie visits schools to give them basic training in hardware, software and computer networking; during his visits he asks the teachers not to fear technology but to use it their advantage.
He introduces them to the basic concept of computer based tutorials and encourages them to set up their own 'IT lab support', showing them how they can support all of the school's ICT needs. He encourages teachers to experiment using the suite of educational materials provided by ITSA.
Another key area Charlie focuses on when training the teachers, is how to set up a local network with their computers. This can make a huge difference to schools that cannot afford expensive Internet costs, enabling them to share resources (cutting their operating costs), monitor students, centralise their IT administration and better communication.
The benefits are endless and as we support more and more schools they can start to develop and share their own tools for improving teaching methods and the management of day to day tasks.