As of next month, smaller higher education institutions in the country will be assisted by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology to create their own websites and internel protocol (IP) addresses. Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Pila Niningi, said this in Port Moresby last week.
“With the rapid progress in technology and the advancement in learning systems, we plan to establish e-learning in all higher education institutions in the country,” Mr Niningi said.
He said higher learning institutions in the world that use e-learning technologies are ahead of those that use the traditional approach towards learning. He said it was equally important to take forward the concept of non-electronic teaching with the help of books and teachers, but the importance and effectiveness of technology-based learning cannot be taken lightly or ignored altogether.
Mr Niningi added that some higher learning institutions in private and public sectors are adapting to the concept of e-learning, which help in nation progress.
“The ministry and the Department of Higher Education will begin to use a tool called cloud to protect, monitor and manage the performance and availability of data across all higher learning institutions in PNG.