Author: Olurinola Oluwakemi

Olurinola Oluwakemi (@kolurinola) Ogun State, Nigeria I am an educational technologist (PhD) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, in Nigeria. An highly effective educator with extensive experience with students and schools from different backgrounds. I am self-directed, resourceful and enthusiastic teaching professional with a genuine interest in fostering students’ cognitive and social growth, 21st century skills and technology use. Passionate about out-of-the-box education. I am a Microsoft Educator Trainer and I love to help teachers to innovate in education, develop and integrate 21st century skills into their lessons and also helps schools maximize whatever technology they have while on their way to achieving their dreams. I am also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2015 and I look forward to adding more feathers to my hat.

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Olurinola Oluwakemi: Building Bridges

by Olurinola Oluwakemi  Expert Educator Columnist, Nigeria “For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints; they need to be the bridges.”  ― Sharad Vivek Sagar “The wisdom of bridges comes from the fact that they know the both sides, they know the both shores!”  ― Mehmet Murat ildan I haven’t always been an educator; I started out with a university degree in Industrial Design and then went on to do a Master’s degree in Visual Arts but I have always been one to love school and the classroom, and didn’t mind teaching (conducted a lot of tutorial classes while at school). My detour into the field of education happened when on a particular afternoon, I was flipping channels on TV and happened to tune into a station showing a video on “Chemical Bonding” (I still remember that clip to this day). It was amazing to me how a concept that seemed so abstract to me then, was brought to life by the use of multimedia, and I imagined the difference it would have made to …