Opportunity of the Internet in Skills Development

Report
How Africa can make
the most of the
Internet
L.S.K. Makani
Before the Internet,
Knowledge &
communication…
School, University
& Community
libraries
newspapers
too
Letters and Public Phones
Living within a
WALL
Influence mostly
one way
Approval
to be
We needed
Advancement without us resulted in
Customerism
*
No influence on
what you get. Your
involvement
is just in buying
Mavhet
akapenga a’mana*
Resulted in
*Translations on last slide
But things are
changing now…
Well, mostly…
Mobile Phone
& the Internet
increasingly more
accessible
Access to Mobile in Zimbabwe
Population
9 Million Active SIM Cards
72%
8,800,000
4,800,000
24%
800,000
2006
2009
2010
Year
2011
2012
Number of
Internet
2.5 Million*
Subscribers in
Zimbabwe
*January 2012 Estimate based on operator stats
Good to stay
connected with
friends & consume
content freely
way
more than social
The internet is
interaction & consumption of
entertainment
Approval
to be
We needed
It’s one of the
most
powerful
tools ever
created by man
…and there are
just so
many clicks
you can make in a
day
Use those clicks to…
1
Learn
2
Connect
3
Participate
1
Learn
2
3
Once you have access,
the Internet is open
Numerous tools available now
access
knowledge for
free
to help you
khanacademy.org
“A free world-class
education for
anyone
anywhere
showme.com
“Learn
and
teach
anything
academicearth.org
“Online
courses from
the world's
top scholars
see.stanford.edu
wikipedia.org
ecorner.stanford.edu
watchknowlearn.org
bookboon.com
codecademy.com
wikibooks.org
wikiversity.org
wikiversity.org
& many
more….
fyi.uwex.edu
ocp.hul.harvard.edu
acquire
knowledge
Use the internet to freely
Forget the teacher
said you’re daft
Find methods
that work for you
Apply
locally &
learn more by…
DOING
1
2
Connect
3
Connect to
things that
matter to you
1.
2.
3.
4.
Companies
Leaders
Customers
People
less chit-chat, make meaningful connections
ignore what
mainstream media
try to
is saying,
find and connect to what
YOU need
Connect with other
Africans solving
similar problems
1
2
Participate
3
Contribute and
Share with people that
share your passion
Africa has new ideas & perspectives
Use globally available tools
to create
&
distribute solutions
Participate
beyond Zimbabwe
Don’t wait for the
traditional channels
Realise that iwewe
wakapenga!
Thank
You
Limbikani Soul Kabweza Makani
http://www.techzim.co.zw
Contact: [email protected]
Personal blog: http://kabweza.tumblr.com
Facebook: facebook.com/kabweza
Twitter: @aKabweza
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Internet Café sign on Slide 1 - http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2009/01/hoax-emails-worry-south-africa-internet-users/
UZ library picture on slide 3, – UZ Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=136682569738183
People reading newspapers in slide 4 - http://static.guim.co.uk/sysimages/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/3/28/1269791438577/Harare-residents-read-new-001.jpg
Wall image on slide 6 by Oula Lehtinen, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Concrete_wall.jpg
Containers image on slide 9, Africa-air-cargo.com, http://africa-air-cargo.com/stockxpertcom_id749141_size1.jpg
Mobile phone mage on slide 12, Nokia website, http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-x2-05
Axe on slide 19, http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/prehistoric-stone-axe-weapon-3d-model/633360
Quote and concept on slide 19 from http://startupboy.com/2011/12/11/towards-a-literate-nation/
Clock image on Slide 20,
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2mMSIWwaBvI/TUdCLSQZbNI/AAAAAAAAANE/DAHDDlH29pE/s1600/clock.jpg
Picture of keys of slide 23, Che-burashka,
Image of woman using laptop to study on Slide 29, http://shineleadership.com/home/LEARNING_DESIGN.html
Image of man working on electronics board on slide 31, AfriGadget, http://www.afrigadget.com/2010/08/27/maker-faireafrica-2010-begins/
Image of handshake on slide 34, http://www.as-found.net/exhibitions/handshake-party/
Social media on transparent board slide, slide 35
http://bizznesscard.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/istock_000015724341xlarge.jpg
Image of African male scientist on slide 37, http://www.blackenterprise.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/05/scientist620x480.jpg
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Germinating plant image on Slide 40, activerain.com
Great Zimbabwe image on slide 44, http://dudewereinafrica.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/great-zimbabwe-1-of-6.jpg
Translations
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Mavhet akapenga a’mana – literally ‘the white people are crazy’, and meaning they are super intelligent
Iwewe wakapenga – literally you are crazy and meaning YOU are super intelligent

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