Central content source computer aided teaching (CCSCAT)

Emmanuel Addah, Godwin Ovuworie and Godfrey Ariavie
Keywords: Teaching, computerized, computer, offline, online
Tropical Journal of Science and Technology 2021 2(1), 49-59. Published: July 25, 2021


Abstract

The art of teaching is an age-long activity that started with the introduction of education. Teaching itself is both formal and informal and over time, it has been manually carried out, until the advent of computers which introduced the use of images and videos to teach prospective learners. This system of teaching involves the use of large screen display unit in each classroom, preferably a wide Screen Television set. The display unit is placed directly in front of the class, while the conventional whiteboard is to the left side of the class, for short write ups. All the contents for the courses/subjects are built using either Microsoft PowerPoint or any other presentation software, alongside a long text presentation software. There are two major modules of this software – tertiary education module (e-Lectures) and lower education module (CCSCAT) for primary and secondary schools. The tertiary education module is a very effective tool for online teaching for distant learning programs. Using e-Lectures offline, the lecturer enters the class with either an Air Mouse or Wireless Mouse and a Wireless Keyboard. His/her laptop is connected to the wide screen display unit. For writing purposes, which is just illustrations, he may use a digital pen, for online courses, the lecturer shares his screen while using remote desktop software like Zoom, Team Viewer, Anywhere Meeting, etc. As for CCSCAT, there is a central server that houses all the contents for the subjects. The classrooms are connected to this server either online or offline. Meanwhile, the system is predominantly meant to work offline because of the current internet challenges being faced in some countries.