Many barriers are facing the selection and development of quality e-content in developing countries, particularly in the Arab region. Many of these barriers could be avoided through rapid e-learning development networks that easily encourage educators to create and share quality e-content themselves. Research highlighted the importance of considering the potential possibilities that online videos present when deciding how to support recent e-learning communities. Watching video is considered as a basis for mental activity. It is socially acceptable and widely used and supported by multimedia cell phones and portable media players. Video can add interest and engagement to e-Learning and training strategy deliveries.
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By Kris Stayin
Monday, November 25, 2013
As the five Building Futures Thailand (BFT) volunteers arrived in Siray Bay, we were greeted by Mr. Kittiphum the Director of the Koh Sirae School. The majority of the children who attend this school rely on it for their daily needs such as food and clothing in addition to their education, so the school’s operational budget never seems to be enough to cover all the basic requirements. This week’s project will focus on a complete overhaul of the school’s library which will include a new computer lab that will be used by the 1000 students who attend the school.
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This video captures the initial setup of a computer lab at the Chuuk Women's Council (CWC) in Chuuk, FSM, including interviews and initial trainings with the CWC staff, a brief overview of the software included on the laptops and a tour of the lab itself:
By Erin McGann & Fernando Zarur
There aren’t that many computers in Cameroon, and, for now, that's a good thing. At least from the perspective of the engineers working to expand the quality and availability of the Internet in the country.
Cameroon is struggling to keep up with the rest of Africa, as well as the rest of the world, in terms of the number of Cameroonians using the Internet with only 5% of the country's 20 million people online (Internet World Stats). Internet Society Community Grant recipient Victor Ndonnang thinks this is the time to make a giant leap forward.
This project has started by the Fundamental Scientific Library (FSL) on November 2011, and the main goal of the project was to start digitization of 13 peer-reviewed academic journals of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. The journals are: Astrophysics, Reports of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Earth Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Mathematics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Mechanics, Reports of the National Academy of Sciences–Technical Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Physics, The Bulletin of Social Sciences, Medical Science of Armenia, Biological Journal of Armenia, Chemical Journal of Armenia, Historical and Philological Journal, Neurochemistry.
St Louis College Cisco Networking Academy situated in Jos metropolis in Central Nigeria, is a peculiar one as it is the first academy set up in a secondary school. Another remarkable thing about it is that it is an all-girls school. The programme started in 2003 with 25 girls and has graduated girls every year after that with a current number of 160 girls to graduate this year. Over the years, there has been a dire need to improve the infrastructure in the school to match the rise in the number of students.