How many schools are equipping their learners to become technology workers? How many schools actually have the teachers and resources to teach a subject like electronics to their students?
The reality is by far the most schools don’t, which begs the question – are schools perhaps equipping their learners for jobs that won’t exist 20 years from now, and failing to equip them for jobs that will be in demand 20 years from now…
Schools don’t teach electronics because of a few reasons:
- They don’t have specialized teachers to teach it.
- They don’t have resources, such as an electronics lab.
- They don’t have the budget to get the resources.
An Educational Tool
We took the instruments that professional electronics engineers use every day and turned it into an educational tool to teach electronics to learners of all ages. First, we combined 6 powerful instruments into a single futuristic-looking product, and then we turned this professional test instrument into an educational tool with a whole ecosystem of learning material. All aimed at empowering parents to prepare their children for a career in technology. These include “playboards”, animated videos and practical exams.
Seebox enables anyone to start learning about electronics without an electronics teacher needed. For technical high schools that already offer electronics as a subject, the Seebox enables them to make their electronics classes hands-on, practical and fun. The learning material is based on the CAPS curriculum. Seebox exposes students to the fundamentals of electronics from an early age.
With the Learner ID system, learners can build up a record of their practical abilities in electronics. It keeps track of the learner’s progress, including all the hours spent using it, the videos watched and the concepts mastered. Practical mastery in electronics is of more value to potential employers or bursaries providers than the ability to memorize and recite theory in an exam. As a bonus, the system actually identifies the learners that show interest and aptitude in the technical fields.
Parents as Custodians of the Future
A curious child is the one that will spend the most time measuring and exploring, and not necessarily the one that studies the hardest before exams. Parents are the custodians of the most valuable resource for the coming AI revolution, namely the technology worker.
In the industrial age, a worker was just a worker and could easily be replaced with another worker. In the technological era, however, research has shown that the difference between the productivity of two individual engineers can be as high as 10 times. This means one engineer can do in 4 hours what takes another one a full week.
The need of Technology Companies
This dynamic makes it of the utmost importance for tech companies to select the most productive engineers to employ, the engineers that are practically-minded and good at problem-solving.
Seebox develops this valuable resource. And because technology companies already realize the value and scarcity of technology workers, a company can sponsor Seeboxes for a school, investing in future engineers. And lastly, Seebox is ultimately a sophisticated professional test- and measurement instrument. It was designed to be used by professional electronic engineers on their desks every day, so the experience accumulated while using the Seebox will be useful to the student for the rest of his or her career.
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Seebox has the following functionality specifically for Classes:
- It combines all the instruments needed to work with electronics.
- A lock mechanism so classrooms can be left unattended.
- Learner ID tags to identify learners and track their activity and progress.
- Animated educational videos for self-paced learning.
- Low-cost “playboards” to build and test simple circuits and learn by experimentation.
- Software to enable teachers to quickly set up practical tests and automatically do the grading.
- Seebox contains the Grade 10~12 CAPS curriculum for Electronics Technology, Electrical Technology & Digital Technology.
also read Inspiration for the Seebox