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PIMA Conference: Students teach old dogs new tricks

October 4, 2010

Pictured left: Workshop participant Eleanor Patelu (left) has fun with her Randwick Park student teacher as she learns. (Photo, Kim Bowden/PMC.)

Techno-savvy young students became teachers at the Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) conference, schooling Pacific media practitioners in how to take advantage of new technologies and self-publish online.

More than 20 Randwick Park primary school students converged on AUT University in Auckland to tutor conference participants on to how to set up a blog page, or make a simple video to podcast.

Sina Lologa, along with her husband Sala’a, was a driving force behind the workshop. The couple spent the two days prior to the conference teaching the school kids computer skills that they in turn would pass onto the conference goers.

She says children easily learn how to use new technology as “for them they are just playing”.  More…

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