How Digital Technology in Education Improve Fundamental Skills - ROTechnica Founder, David Oluwashina

Digital Education and Technology has great potential to help deliver all the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Digital technology in education equally improves fundamental skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, design thinking and global awareness.

David Oluwashina, the chief technology officer (CTO) of The Language Insider
The Language Insider, powered by ROTechnica helps you learn, in a stress-free way. David Oluwashina is the chief technology officer (CTO) of The Language Insider, a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for language learning and which aims to become the top trusted source for technology news, technology policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and virtually everything else found to be revolving around technology.

In this chat with Alli Abiola, Oluwashina shares his mind on Nigeria’s Startups, entrepreneurship and Africa’s tech industry at large.


Alli Abiola of Who is David Oluwashina and what do your brands stand for?

David Oluwashina of ROTechnica: I'm David Oluwashina. I'll call myself a technology oriented guy because I believe that's what I am. I'm the founder of ROTechnica (a technology brand that serves updates about everything technology).

Basically, my brand stands for technology. ROTechnica's main focus has always been technology for everyday life. This means that at ROTechnica, we always strive to make sure that we help make technology accessible for the common man, for the guy or lady next door, and for the cool kid next door.

Can you explain what cloud technology is and why is it important?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet/web to offer faster innovation and flexible resources. Cloud technology in this present age is very important in computing. It offers faster performance, better reliability, and improved security.

What differentiates the Language Insider from other cloud learning platforms?

What makes The Language Insider different from other learning platforms is that The Language Insider runs on a reputable cloud infrastructure company with a worldwide network of secure data centers which means we can fully guarantee that The Language Insider runs 24/7 with 100% uptime at the best Internet speed.

In terms of quality education delivery and performance, we offer different modes and plans of language learning which are very flexible for students. We also prepare students for certifications to ease workers permit application, pursue further studies or for immigration and emigration purposes. Students also get to have access to private instructors who take them on speech corner.

The Language Insider also offers different levels of language learning for students and they are:

A1/A2 (beginner level), B1/B2 (intermediate level), and C1/C2 (advanced level).

One of the certification courses on our platform is DELF, also known as Diplôme d’études en langue française. DELF is a test that concerns most French learners, as it tests levels from A1 through B2, covering beginner and intermediate learners.

At the moment, we have French as the only available language. The French language is further divided into general and business French.

10 years ago, cloud technology was preferred as being safe for documentation. Nowadays, Brands are moving offline due to cloud vulnerabilities. How do you keep up with cybersecurity?
We always stay up to date by making sure we update all of the software being used for our system, and we also ensure that we apply a quick patch immediately we notice a bug and it's also worth knowing that cloud technology offers more productivity.

This is something that The Language Insider too has experienced.
Share with us a time when things didn’t go the way you wanted at work, such as a project that failed?

I think a scenario like this was when my team and I built a platform where services could be ordered for and rendered. It was more like building a platform where freelancers and those that outsource jobs could connect well and flow. Sadly, we tried all we could then but it just seem the market wasn't ready as at then.

Talking technology, what are your favourite products, and why?
My number one pick will be bitcoin. The fact that it is a decentralized digital currency alone for me makes it very cool in my opinion. A currency that isn't controlled by the government (at least on paper) is the new cool in my opinion.

2nd pick will be PlayStation 🎮. I don't know how to explain why it's one of my favorites but yes, it is. For now, I'd say those are my favourite technology products.

What does RoTechnica do to stay on the cutting edge of innovation?

Well, this is quite tricky but just like every other technology corporation and agency out there, we always make sure we stay on the cutting edge of innovation by always getting in touch with those that are making things happen, creating new things and doing groundbreaking products irrespective of the sector or area they are into and we are now in an era where tech has actually been applied to every sector and sphere of human life.

It has gone beyond just technology for Information Technology (IT) to technology for everyone.

How can cloud technology be used to help sustain the environment, drive SDGs and mitigate climate change?

This can be done by depending on and channeling the efficiency of the technology towards ensuring that the environment is well managed and environmental risks are greatly reduced and what this means is that we have to depend more on renewable energy where need be. That's like saying data centers will consume less power (electricity), run less on fuel (Tesla, for instance, uses renewable energy instead of fuel), etc.

The US and Sweden are the leading Unicorns in the world, what is the future of cloud technology in Nigeria and Africa?

First, Africa still has a long way to go because we haven't reached the point yet where we can boldly say we are taking full advantages of managed cloud services but at the barest minimum, there's improvement considering the fact that some businesses are now seeing the benefits of cloud computing basics and are gradually moving their resources there to be better managed.

Irrespective of that, if government agencies embrace the cloud computing option fully, then the transition to cloud technology will hit faster than what we can imagine.

 David Oluwashina of ROTechnica
 David Oluwashina of ROTechnica

A few weeks ago, Nigeria's Ministry of Communications rebranded to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. What are your expectations?

For now, I'm really not expecting anything from them because I don't think those behind the rebranding are even sure of what they are meant to do.

The Federal Government recently hosted the first-ever Nigeria Digital Economy Summit in Abuja. What do you make of this?
The first-ever Nigeria Digital Economy Summit in Abuja seems like a step towards making progress. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't sum up to making progress but looking at where Nigeria was and is now, it's a step forward.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

Boring, techy, proud.

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