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The Power of Peers

South African youth have “got the message” regarding the need for HIV prevention.  What continues to drive the epidemic, however, is not their disregard of the message, but rather their response to their circumstances. Many young people who leave school face an uncertain future and feel excluded from opportunity. And not surprisingly, half the lifetime risk of HIV infection among young women is crammed into just five years after leaving school [1].

Changing the Interface of Education

The Online History Classroom is popularising and strengthening teaching of the South African history curriculum. Clearly, the integration of web-based learning components adds value to traditional education - both in terms of its development and improvement. The web and particularly web2.0 technologies are providing significant new functionality in transmitting information to students and teachers and providing forums for exchange. It is revolutionising some areas of study through increased opportunities for learning and alternative formats for information.

Yearbook of Statistics

Yearbook of Statistics – Telecommunication Services (Chronological Time Series 1997-2006) is a publication of statistical indicators relating to the development of telecommunications/ICT worldwide is one of the primary functions of International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The 1997-2006 edition of the ITU Yearbook of Statistics (previously referred to as the "Yearbook of Public Telecommunication Statistics" or the "ITU Statistical Yearbook") will be the 34th edition.

ZAC Browser

ZAC Browser is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders, and PDD-NOS.  ZAC allows children to interact directly with games and activities that cater specifically to kids who display the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, like impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior.

Minds on Fire

Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 is a very extensive article that compares Online education resources to in-person learning programmes, compares different approaches to learning in it's various forms, and provides some intriquing insights about where the filed of open resources is headed.

To read the full article, click here.
 

Learning about Action Learning: Database of Selected Initiatives

Learning about action learning: database of selected initiatives is a database that contains a collection of project profiles that were reviewed for the learning about action-learning research project. Each profile is based on a case study, and has been structured to enable comparison across the different case studies. The profiles also draw out different approaches being used for reflective learning, which are not unique and have been adapted to suit the contexts they are working in.

HIV/AIDS and ICT

Why HIV/AIDS Development NGOs Should Invest in ICTs

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is arguably the greatest challenge facing South Africa. Over 5.5 million people in SA are HIV+, with millions more affected by the disease.  Around 1,000 people die every day from AIDS, and about 1,500 are newly infected daily. 

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