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Alan Foo replied to Jackie Mondi's discussion Let’s declare war on stigma in the group ICT WAR ON HIV & AIDS STIGMA
"One area omitted by most NGOs is the use of education to schools children as a powerful weapon against the ills of the world .. be it against smoking, AIDs/HIVs , drugs etc. This is one of the directions we at www.paperlesshomework.com is pursuing…"
Mar 18, 2009
Alan Foo replied to Sandra Nassali's discussion Are n't Internet cafes becoming a threat to telecentres?
"Telecenters and Internet cafes have different kinds of customers. Internet cafes are mostly based in the cities while Telecenters are mostly based in the rural areas where the volume of business may not justify an Internet cafe. While in certain…"
Mar 18, 2009
Alan Foo left a comment for AHMED SUDAN
"To all telecenter operators. You are all invited to our site at www.paperlesshomework.com to view our new soltuion for ICT in mass education and how we can help to close the digital divides of developing countries without the need for broadband…"
Mar 8, 2009
Alan Foo commented on SESSOU Leonce's video
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"Check out www.paperlesshomework.com . There are lots of contents English, Chinese, Maths and over 400 ebooks . With ebooks a lot of contents availabilities would be solved. or see this powerpoint presentation and learn the new…"
Mar 8, 2009
Alan Foo left a comment for Munira Morshed Munni
"May I invite you to our site at www.paperlesshomework.com ? It will help in your social work for telecenters or even nationwide education for Bangladesh. have a look at our powerpoint presentation... In order to understand what we are doing and…"
Mar 8, 2009
Alan Foo commented on Belayet Hossain's video
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"May be BTN can have a look at our powerpoint presentation on how to bridge the digital divides without broadband for Education In order to understand what we are doing and will be doing towards closing the digital divides in developing countries.…"
Mar 8, 2009

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Paperless Homework Sdn Bhd
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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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http://www.paperlesshomework.ning.com
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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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