During the course of 2012, Finweek technology journalist Simon Dingle had the opportunity to interview Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales who discussed the role his organisation plays in the transfer of knowledge across the world. Simon alerted us to a recently released video from students at Sinenjongo High School in Cape Town who wrote an open letter on Facebook requesting free access to Wikipedia on their cellphones so that they can do their homework. Check it out:
Technology is constantly evolving and we have to keep up with it in order to be able to make use of it. While teaching learners to use tools such as Microsoft Office is valuable, the changing pace of technology means that these may not be relevant 10 years from now with the increasing evolution of applications like Google Docs. Teaching how the technology works and how students can get the desired outcomes using the technology is far more beneficial.
When TED founder Chris Anderson approached U2 frontman Bono and asked whether he could condense the past 25 years of anti-poverty campaigning into a 10-minute speech, the singer and humanitarian went one step further, taking the audience back 3 000 years to when human beings first started protesting against inequality and poverty. Read more…
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