All posts tagged 'Siyavula'

Siyavula’s Progress to Sustainability

Posted on June 27th, 2011 · Posted in SF Fellow

It has been quite a year so far for Siyavula. My rate of blogging is inversely correlated with real work (queue DDoS attack by blogging world) so the lack of activity should have told you that something was afoot. The focus this Fellowship year is to make Siyavula sustainable by..
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Why should the best schools share?

Posted on June 5th, 2011 · Posted in SF Fellow

We recently did a little travelling around South Africa (Durban/Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg) running events where we raise awareness of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, the shared resources that are available, the tools that can be used and the communities that develop and support them. We are often asked why..
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Big Ideas Fest 2010 videos available

Posted on April 2nd, 2011 · Posted in SF Fellow

In December last year I was lucky enough to be invited to the Big Ideas Festival, hosted by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), as a rapid-fire speaker. The talks have been made available on YouTube so I thought that I’d point you to it..
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Expanding our team

Posted on March 1st, 2011 · Posted in Siyavula

Siyavula is a Shuttleworth Foundation seeded project that supports and encourages communities of teachers to work together, openly share their teaching resources and benefit from the use of technology. We believe that it is through collaboration and the freedom to adapt and contextualise teaching material to suit their specific needs,..
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Reflections on 2010

Posted on December 8th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

My blog has been very quiet for the last couple of months. It is not that I've not had anything to blog about but rather the contrary, I've just been too busy. I have spent some time creating two summaries of what I've been up to in 2010 so you can get a sense of the bigger picture. It also shows you what has happened in the last 2 months that I just haven't had time to blog about.

AMESA KZN Workshop: 20 – 21 August 2010

Posted on August 24th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

Aim of workshop: to train teachers on how to use the FullMarks website, and to upload as much AMESA maths content as possible during the two day period.

Top Science School in SA

Posted on October 22nd, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

EVEN THE NUMBER 1 science school in South Africa will benefit from having access to FHSST, Siyavula and OpenPress.

Doing OpenPress By Hand

Posted on October 20th, 2009 · Posted in OpenPress

We are going to run a full manual aggregation process to test and demonstrate the process we envisage for the OpenPress web-service.

Rwanda – Africa’s high-tech hub

Posted on July 25th, 2009 · Posted in Personal

Despite always being a proud South African, I'll be forever jealous that SA has spent years suppressing our telecoms industry and hasn't adopted a comprehensive broadband strategy like Rwanda. The silver lining is that at least we'll have a shining example in a year or two of what is actually possible. Lets just hope Rwanda manage to pull it off.