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How best to standardize e-learning in rural and urban schools with/without Internet access.

The topic which I often wish to discuss is how countries can easily implement e-learning in rural and urban areas irrespective of the environment the users are in .Take for example, how someone in the most remote areas without electricity and Internet can have access to the same contents and tools that the city folk with access to electricity/Internet.Most e-learning providers rely very much on Internet based e-learning and management tools for their solutions as they are using online…See More
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"Check us out at http://ning.it/1g4tp5I Or visit us age agepaperless.com Can provide free to Telecenter.org to enhance presence. Alan"
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Alan Foo left a comment for Sandra Nassali
"Dear Sandra, Would like to seek your help to identify NGOs who are interested in applying for a USAid grant of up to US300K to help Children to read. Their Request for Applications are now open at http://www.allchildrenreading.org/apply From there…"
Nov 30, 2011
Alan Foo left a comment for Dr. Barbara Fedock
"Dear Dr Babara Fedock, As you may already know, USAid with World Aid and AusAid are organising and providing grants to viable and out of the box ideas to get Children to read. Please have a loook here Their Request for Applications are now open at…"
Nov 30, 2011
Alan Foo commented on Cleopa Timon Otieno's blog post Knowledge Network of African Community Telecentres (KNACT) portal takes shape.
"Hello, USAid is inviting applications for grants up to US300K per project to help children to read. Interested look in here. Their Request for Applications are now open at http://www.allchildrenreading.org/apply From there you can find their areas…"
Nov 30, 2011
Alan Foo commented on Seu Yapa's blog post Government to build 3000 telecentres in rural areas in Tanzania
"Having telecenters is good. Having lots of local contents is even better. So we are now embarking on a global initiative to build AGE App Chapters with local publishers to co-publish their out-of-print books into digital format and help them market…"
Nov 28, 2011

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For many years I have been studying the impact of ICT in Mass Education on society and how to implement them effectively. I found that existing platforms for delivery of multimedia contents in mbytes are not suitable in the age of Internet. Even broadband is problematic if used nationwide all at once. So I with a partner researched to find a solution for this on how existing slow modems can still deliver multimedia animated contents to all parts of the country without which nationwide ICT in mass Education can never materialise as actually happened.

It was a pleasure that at last we have found the answer with the development of AGE.

We managed to finish the project through the grace of our Malaysian Government's two grants.
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We are particularly intested in the area of closing the digital divides of developing nation's rural and urban schools.... without the need for expensive broadband. Uisng slow dial ups and yet able to obtain hours/days of animations within seconds of downloads! This is normally impossible.

So we essentially enable countries to achieve the following

1. Enables entire country (rural and urban) to access digital contents without expensive broadband
2. Empowers teachers from blackboard to digital enabled easily for entire country.
3. By going paperless homework/textbooks... a greener country.
4. Enable Ministry of Education to collate students' performance data for entire country anytime.
(You don't have to wait for year end examination results to know the progress of each student for the entire country. - Get it anytime)

We are currently offering our solutions globally to all developing countries and with this would solve the Education for All challenges faced by so many parties globally including UNESCO.

Even Telecenters would increase their reach at least 10 folds ...
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Can current telecenters reach out to more users by many folds and really close the digital divides?

Telecenters generally have been effective to bring about better connectivities and bringing ICT to many rural areas. These bring with them a lot of facilities otherwise impossible to many rural poor. One of the most important of these is ICT for education.



It is accepted that millions have benefited tremendously from telecenters around the world.



However, if we are to look very closely into the effectiveness in actually reaching out to the rural areas, one wonders if the… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

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At 3:52am on January 29, 2014, Seu Yapa said…

Hi,
Would you like to tell us What ICT4D topics are you most interested in? Join the forum: Flavor of the month

Thank u in advance!!!

At 8:21pm on January 23, 2009, Vignesh Sornamohan said…
Dear Alan Foo,

Welcome to telecentre.org!

Please take a few moments to read through our Getting Started guide for some important information. You can find the community guide here: http://telecentrecommunity.ning.com/notes/Getting_started

Feel free to contact me for guidance.

Cheers
Vignesh
 
 
 
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