Created: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:30
Mr James Williams demonstrated the Learning Academy Worldwide tech-solution for pre-reading strategies at the Unesco Mobile Learning Week in Paris last month.
Part of the M-Ubuntu project in South Africa, the teacher-lead, off-the-grid solution will stream curriculum-related media-rich content to mobile devices.
Using recycled phones donated by Sprint, USA, refurbished routers and MacBooks, Mr Williams created a local internet that works within the parameters of the school where, especially rural schools with unreliable internet connection, can access curriculum-related content in a browser-based interface.
Several schools in South Africa will switched on their own internet at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the country’s academic year.
A professional development program for young Mobitechs and Teachers will also be launched as part of the roll out starting in April, 2014