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Linkedin comment on Colonial training in the schools

The new trend in Africa is not the traditional colonial style of learning but a student centered - community centered adult learning style. Just because most of the information from the Internet comes from all over the world does not mean it dictated. Many of the African government understand and have institutionalized this style of learning.



The flip side of this is that African children as well as Chinese and other must learn how to make intelligent choices on the right…

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Added by Richard C Close on February 1, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Recorded Webinar Online

The Webinar "Methods and Techniques for Web 2.0 Project Based Learning for Urban-Poverty Schools and Adult Learning" Has been re-recorded with Multimedia videos of the cases added.

This is the Bascom sponsored webinar on January 12th.

Methods and Techniques for Web 2.0 Project Based Learning for Urban-Poverty Schools and Adult Learning Part…

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Added by Richard C Close on January 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How do we teach the 40% “push out” of our schools?

How do we teach the 40% “push out” of our schools?

All the time and funds we spend on STEM, “no child left behind” and technology we seem to be ignoring the inconceivable dropout rate and what happens to the child who be become adults. For those of us that work with this group we know them a “Push outs”  because when you ask them if they wanted to leave they inevitably say “no.”

We work with this group in outreach and shelter settings. A solid understanding how Adult Learning…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 30, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments

"Flash Learning" and Collaboration

Chrysalis Campaign projects for the UNESCO Digital Storytelling portal and the Community Learning Center portal in the US are both a year old with plenty of evidence of the power of collaboration.

What we are doing is blending Web 20 learning with the human elements of small group project based learning in poverty settings.

 

Some new research on minority STEM learning in NYC points out that it is not the technology or STEM curriculum that lift students into the better…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 14, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

What do we do?

We liberate an individual's ability to love and contribute to the world…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 9, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

We are starting plans to return to Africa large community Wrokshops

Our last week in Lesotho the National University of Lesotho asked us to run our workshop five times. During that week we met with many community leaders and realized that the knowledge of how Internet resources and collaboration are transforming this generation of African youth had to be told. That…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 1, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Organization of African Youth becomes Certified This is my Story Training Center and post six videos

 

The Organization of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 1, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments

This is my Story expands into animation. Thanks to Taha Sharif for awesome insight

We have recieved a number of requests to expand into more type of media that African youth use to tell their stories. Here is an amazing story told in anaimationing from Sudan. We hope to see more from other countries in Africa.

They way this story builds a bridge between to deep love for Africa, our elders and our new lives touches the hear heart and makes us think. Awesome work. We encourage you to visit their YouTube Channel and ask for more work.

Be friend…

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Added by Richard C Close on December 1, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Award winning Flat Classroom Project to team up in next Africa workshops

 

What is the Flat Classroom Project?

The Flat Classroom® Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students (typically grade 9-12, 14-18 years old). 



Co-founded in 2006 by …
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Added by Richard C Close on November 30, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Rwanda Writers launches Group in " I am Africa. This is my story..."

http://i-am-the-story.ning.com/group/youth-writers

 

Isaro Foudation started in Rwanda to encourage you to read and write. We also encourage African youth throughout the world to write about their impressions of life.

Chrysalis…

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Added by Richard C Close on November 30, 2011 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Fash Protests, Flash Events and "Flash Learning"

While the old guard of indexed based hierarchical industrial based classrooms keep perseverating on testing and structured curriculum, the vast world outside of the colonial classroom learns via relational collaborative Internet that test by the impact ideas and knowledge have on the real world.

While Dewey and democratic learning are the reality of how we learn and leverage the global Internet for each moment living on our planet.

Are the curriculum and methods of STEM, SCORM,…

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Added by Richard C Close on November 14, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Mobile telephony and the economy

Speaking world-wide, the whole issue of the youth journal gives a very interesting picture of de developed countries as far as mobile telephony. Europe, and Japan, are leading nowadays the deep technological as well as sociological revolution that is taking place by the mobile telephony, with penetration rates roughly in the 80%. The U.S. is just about half that penetration. LiAnne Yu, Gareth Louden and Heilo Sacher, the authors of the article on the U.S. explain the various reasons for this,… Continue

Added by Kennedy Auma on October 12, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Perhaps we are no longer as under-privileged as we use to be:



Once upon a time there was a group that we called "under-privileged,"

But God heard their prayers and connected them all together empowering them to share the resources and knowledge of the world as one human race. When this happen all deeds became transparent all knowledge collaborative and world had no more excuses not to love one another.



Because of global inter-networking of human lives the world was forced to love…

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Added by Richard C Close on October 6, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

I AM NGWA PATRICK SHU FROM CAMEROON.I AM A STUDENT AND ALSO INSPIRED TO WRITE ARTICLES TO EDUCATE MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS NOT TO MAKE TGHE SAME MISTAKE EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIFE.AS A MATTER OF F…

I AM NGWA PATRICK SHU FROM CAMEROON.I AM A STUDENT AND ALSO INSPIRED TO WRITE ARTICLES TO EDUCATE MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS NOT TO MAKE TGHE SAME MISTAKE EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIFE.AS A MATTER OF FACTS,I AM INSPIRE TO WRITE EVEN NOVEL WHICH WOULD EDUCATE EVERY ONE ON EARTH.I AM ON MY WAY NOW WRITING A NOVEL WHICH MAY BE OUT BY 2013 BY THE GRACE OF GOD SAYING THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY'S LIFE.THIS WILL INCLUDE DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT ,ETC.I WISH TO WORK WITHE ASSISTANCE OF ALL .THANKS
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Added by ngwa patrick shu on October 3, 2011 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

I am in Agriculture, because we are...

Iam in Agriculture, Because We Are!

Let’s Leverage Youth success through engagement in agriculture as a societal means to success.

 

Authored by Wandila Simon Kamukwape

 

I can…! I have to…! I am in Agriculture, and I can find agriculture more attractive with support from my society. Empowered by ICTs, inspired by society, I am a motivated young professional to be successful…

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Added by Wandila Simon Kamukwape on September 27, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

LES PARALYTIIQUES VICTIMES D'EXCLUSION SOCIALE EN COTE D'IVOIRE

La Cote d'Ivoire est pays en voie de développement qui a eu son indépendance politique en Août 1960 sous la houlette de feu felix houphouet Boigny le sage d'Afrique par ailleurs premier président de la république de 1960-1993. Dès l'acquisition de cette indépendance, le pays a amorcé son développement à tous les niveaux: social, économique, politique, culturel. Sur le plan social, spécifiquement en ce qui concerne l’intégration des personnes handicapées, deux…

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Added by LOUKOU JOSUE on September 20, 2011 at 5:42am — 1 Comment

Three revolutionary trend of the internet

 A friend going to a Internet Governance Conference asked what to look for:

  1. Poverty - It breaks the cultural values of isolation and lack of resources
  2. Democracy - Throughout the world the Internet has created a collective based on democratic principles
  3. Development - The internet gives the individual access to international resources, banking and logistics. This makes African youth multinationals

Added by Richard C Close on August 29, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Honest Resolutions for African Governments on Youth Engagements

Governments to incorporate youth employment goals into comprehensive employment policies and to stimulate broad-based employment-intensive growth as the best means of creating employment for young people.  In particular, four areas are highlighted for national action:

 

  • Employability: the need for governments to invest in education and vocational training for young people, and improve the impact of those investments;

 

  • Equal opportunities: the…
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Added by Kennedy Auma on August 22, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

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