Raspberry Pi will soon become a part of the digital education tools utilized in the National University of Samoa.
Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable device that can be used to teach computer programming and assist with technology-base education.
“Its is a dynamic micro controller that is capable of just about anything a computer can do. It runs with the python programming language and it is a great way to learn about software and hardware,” said Mose Mose, a Computer lecturer at the national University of Samoa (N.U.S.)
“It is a credit card-sized computer originally designed for education. It is slower than a modern laptop or desktop but is still a complete Linux computer and can provide all the expected abilities that implies, at a lower power consumption level,” said Mose Mose.
The palm –sized computer also contains resources within the Apt-us device that can has access to educational applications such as, dictionary, Wikipedia and more.
Mose says the technologically advanced state that the world is in means N.U.S. has to catch up with the equipment it uses. This means adapting to technology such as the Raspberry Pi for example.
“We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by students as well as everyone in N.U.S. to be able to understand programming, and to understand how computers work,” he added.
Mose’s presentation coincides with the ongoing Technology Enabled Learning Workshop hosted by the Faculty of Science and the series of seminars by the computing department in pushing more technologically-based learning in N.U.S.
*Marylin and Kopelani are first year Media and Journalism students of the National University of Samoa.