Here I am in Kenya, where we had a great session today at the university.
The students and faculty at Maseno University, Kenya, came up with what they think are the 5 Most Dangerous Trends, and 5 Greatest Opportunities for ICT4D in Africa.
What do you think?
Do you agree or disagree?
Any you would add or take away?
[Special thanks to the ACP Secretariat, the EU EDULINK programme.
Visit the EDULINK Website for more info about the initiative.]
The session was refreshing, the students’ level of awareness and participation was inspiring. It gives me hope to know that ICT4D works and may be the world’s next big revolution if opportunities in ICT are harnessed well
Indeed the session was inspiring. Information Technology;as much as we embrace it,it transforms our lives,either positively or negatively.
Congrats to all minds which made the session a success.
“Teamwork divides task and multiplies success”- Unknown author
Clint, good video!
I am happy to hear that you have arranged to visit my favorite University of Maseno and John 😉
By the way any thoughts for implementing some of the reflections from my visit and collaboration with the people there?
Here is the link also to that Reflection about the visit to Maseno University
I am looking forward to your reply.
It was great a session.IT FOR LIFE!
it was a great session and an eye opener for me.Thanks to all that made the session worth our while..love the video
This was a most exciting moment for me. These have been my students and were not, in my view, preexposed to ICT4D issues. Yet in a short moment of time, they are able to give some insight into pertinent iCT4D issues i Africa!
Clint.., you provided the spark tha caused the informed ignition! Hooray.
wow! a great session….we can doo much more.
I had a lot of fun, it was real interactive learning. Thanks, Clint. I’m still struggling to download the video, though.
Great comments everyone. For those at Maseno, I forgot to mention that the video is uploaded on YouTube, so you may not be able to access it from campus. Let me know if that is the case, and I can try to upload it to a different service too.
Good news – John and a student are coming from Maseno to do exchanges in Joensuu starting May 6th. One of the things they can focus on is completing with you what you started there.
Yes, the video is inaccessible on campus because it’s on Youtube.
Though I attended the seminar briefly, and commenting somehow late I must say that I got the seminar so wonderfully, especially at the points presented by my fellow colleagues who had taken part in the research on the various topics in the ICT4D:Cubing Security, ICT in rural area etc. and as well as the discussion briefs…..all was wouu, I wish to attend the same in future.
It is really nice to see how the ICT4D Consortium project is developing and that people involved are committed and thrilled. This is interesting from the perspective of the ACP Secretariat and European Union as they are the ones implementing and funding the EDULINK Programme, but it is also interesting from the perspective of those that are kind of “intermediaries” in the technical and administrative support to the implementaion of the project. It shows relevance of the Programme and its projects. Keep on with the good work !!
I think that this is so called “rubbish”. It is indeed, nice to see u all, ICT4D .. no, I don’t know what is the real impact! Is it the “we like u as u r” – effect? Future is there, but not for us!
….Yeah, I totally love the Video and thanks to Vasileios, am Glad to know that Maseno is actually one of ua favourite University,….am Actually in Joensuu Finland as one of the Xchange program student,and this time round i do intend to take ICT outside lecturehalls and sell it to the companies thus forcussing on increasing their productivity using ICT and thus in extension tackling the issue of unemployment and poverty alleviation…..
Too misrepresentative .
Why would you say you selected the best students in Africa when these here can barely express themselves in English.
Why would you do this to these students? Kenya has bright students from amongst whom you could have selected and given your audience a representative intelligentsia.
Good motive, poor journalism
It is true there are a lot of bright students in Africa – and so to say any are the brightest is probably poor phrasing. That is true.
I must say though that I was very impressed by this group. I have been to many universities all across africa and the world, and the way in which these students took initiative, worked creatively and cooperatively, and the level of skill to do something like this video (imperfect as it may be) in a period of less than an hour – was quite simply impressive.
What makes you think that speaking English is the only good sign of a bright student?
As for most of the “intelligentsia” – don’t you find that they often have more ego than true curiosity or initiative?
I am currently discussing exactly these same issues from both a local and a global perspective with my Masters level students at La Trobe University in Australia.
A fabulous video – I’ve just posted it to my students. The world is a whole lot smaller – thank you!
Thank you, this is a great video. Will post for my students.