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Education and literacy

 

go  Bridges to the Future website. The Bridges to the Future Initiative (BFI) will address the Digital Divide of education and technology in emerging economies by improving literacy, basic education, and technological literacy, thereby assisting the world's poorest peoples to better determine their own social and economic future.

go  Global Digital Literacy Council, entry page.

go  ICTLiteracy.org home page. This Web site is the “public face” of a fast growing international movement focused on promoting Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Digital Literacy. This website, created by the Kempster Group, provides a rich, centralized portal for the repository of ICT Literacy resources, highlights innovative efforts and partnerships promoting ICT Digital Literacy, and facilitates the interaction between researchers, business, government and educational segments. New surveys, studies and reports on ICT literacy will be presented on the site.

go  Learningchannel.org. LearningChannel.org is a OneWorld themed portal, which brings together organisations and audiences involved in the challenges around education today.

go  Literacy.org. Literacy.org is a gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities. This site is jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

go  MIT Everyware. Every lecture, every handout, every quiz. All online. For free. Meet the global geeks getting an MIT education, open source-style. When MIT announced to the world in April 2001 that it would be posting the content of some 2,000 classes on the Web, it hoped the program - dubbed OpenCourseWare - would spur a worldwide movement among educators to share knowledge and improve teaching methods. No institution of higher learning had ever proposed anything as revolutionary, or as daunting. MIT would make everything, from video lectures and class notes to tests and course outlines, available to any joker with a browser. The academic world was shocked by MIT's audacity - and skeptical of the experiment. Read about the outcome today, September 2003 in this WIRED article

go  Multimedia Training Kit, from itrain online. Supported by ItrainOnline partner UNESCO, the MMTK aims to promote and support linkages between new and traditional media for development through a structured set of materials. The materials are based on a standard set of templates, and are intended to be used as building blocks from which trainers can build up training workshops appropriate for their own contexts

go  REFLECT Website. REFLECT is an innovative approach to adult learning and social change, which fuses the theories of Paulo Freire with the methodology of Participatory Rural Appraisal.

go  Resources for policy-makers / decision makers on ICT in education: policy and practice. This resource pack is a collection of web resources assembled and annotated by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) in support of a recent planning workshop for educational policymakers on issues related to ICTs in education. This resource pack aims to provide a comprehensive selection of informative, relevant and up-to-date resources for policy-makers and decision-makers on ICT in education, with both a global view of how ICTs can transform education, with specific emphasis on the Asia and Pacific region.

go  Same Language Subtitling (SLS), a small change for colossal gains in literacy. Entry page.

go  Schoolforge home page. Schoolforge's mission is to unify independent organizations that advocate, use, and develop open resources for primary and secondary education. Schoolforge is intended to empower member organizations to make open educational resources more effective, efficient, and ubiquitous by enhancing communication, sharing resources, and increasing the transparency of development.

go  SEUL Simple End-User Linux) Education home page.

go  Tataliteracy.com website. The programme has been developed by Tata Consultancy Services, Asia's largest software enterprise, and it operates under the aegis of the Tata Council for Community Initiatives. The CBFL project uses a mix of methods to teach an uneducated person to read in a fraction of the time it takes to do this by conventional means. At the actual stage, programmes are available in 5 Indian languages.

go  The "elephant schools" of Thailand. In an effort to reach education to the three million illiterate people in far-flung areas of Om Koi district and integrate them into the mainstream, Thailand's Non-Formal Education Department came up with the novel idea of using pachyderms and modern ICT under the project, "bringing school to the children". The project is at the forefront of a unique campaign to reach education to three million people in Thailand's remote corners.

go  UNESCO Bangkok, Education for All website.

go  UNESCO Bangkok, ICT for Education in Asia and the Pacific website. UNESCO Bangkok’s ICT for Education in Asia and the Pacific website is a comprehensive site on ICT for education in Asia and the Pacific. It provides up-to-date information dealing with the use of ICT in education in the region. The dynamic new site offers easy-access webpages, searchable databases on resources, news and events, projects, organizations, teacher training on ICT, indicators, powerful searches, etc.

go  WWWEDU. WWWEDU (pronounced 'we do') is the Internet's largest and longest-running forum on the use of the World Wide Web in education. Founded and moderated by Andy Carvin of the Benton Foundation (acarvin@benton.org).

 

 

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