Posted on | September 17, 2012 | No Comments
Students of Faisal public school had came up with an entrepreneurial idea by looking at the community demand of having hand fans. Their city Multan is located in southern Punjab region which is the warmest place in the country, where temperature could rise till 50c. Due to the continuous shortfall of electricity during the summer time in this area, people were in need of having hand fans when their is no electricity. Students collected the recycled materials from their homes and school canteen and started creating hand fans for the local community. Children found it very exciting, easy and sustainable experience. They earned handsome amount of money by selling these fans and also believed that they are contributing to the environment positively.
Faisal Public school is MKFC partner in Pakistan and their teachers have been taking MKFC teacher training course where entrepreneurship was part of curriculum and the course.
Posted on | September 12, 2012 | No Comments
Last week MKFC Stockholm College visited Rwanda giving presentation and held workshops at The Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education (RICTE) http://ricte.reb.rw/. Another part of the visit was to meet an Art Studio who we developed a partnership with. This test is from http://konstskolan.mkfc.se/2012/09/09/uburanga-arts-studio-tutors-prismas-students/
“During the second meeting between Uburanga Arts Studio and MKFC the two parts agreed on an immediate start of collaboration.
With start during the ongoing term, three artist members of the art studio shall be taking part in Prisma’s advanced course (Fördjupningskursen) as online guest teachers. These three artists shall put out their own material related to “Art in Africa particularly in Rwanda”, take part in discussion assignments, comment the students’ paintings and finally take part in the evaluation of the students’ answers.
As a positive consequence of this event, the existing material of the unit will be translated into English and all the correspondences and the discussions between the students and the tutors shall be in English.
Prisma has the intention to invite more “Guest Teacher” artists from other parts of the world to tutor few more “Units” of its courses in the future”.
Posted on | August 3, 2012 | No Comments
A 3rd generation Ph.D who is passionate about education, Stanford professor Daphne Koller is excited to be making the college experience available to anyone through her startup, Coursera. With classes from 16 top colleges, Coursera is an innovative model for online learning. While top schools have been putting lectures online for years, Coursera’s platform supports the other vital aspect of the classroom: tests and assignments that reinforce learning.
Listen to Daphne Koller and her vision to bring the best education in the world for free online.
“We should spend less time at universities filling our students’ minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity … by actually talking with them.”
Posted on | April 17, 2012 | No Comments
This video is made for a pre study of made by eSeeker for the project “Renewable energy education in Uganda”. The partners are INUG (Engineers without borders Sweden), Education Finder Sweden (EF) MKFC Stockholm College, eSeeker Uganda and Busoga University (BU).
The interview is with a women in a district called Tororo in Easten Uganda working with an NGO called Mifumi. These ladies had no knowledge before in eletrical engineering but they were taken to India under the sponsorship of Barefoot College to train in solar energy. They speak some english but in the indian college language was not necessary. Mostly sign language, see and do and then fail and repeat the process was the method of teaching and learning. After six months they returned home to set up their own systems to the extent of building a circuit board and wiring a house.
Posted on | April 2, 2012 | No Comments
The purpose of the project is to offer vocational training in renewable energy to youth and women of Iganga district and the entire Busoga region. The project will offer courses in renewable energy in two areas: 1) Solar energy to include: Photovoltaic (PV) and water heating, 2) Biogas. The courses will be localised to suite needs of the region, and short to last one year with a possibility for student alumni to be guided and helped in setting up micro enterprises after completing the course.
The training will facilitate learners with knowledge on renewable energy, environmental and social sustainability, ICT, and entrepreneurship. To implement this project a team of different organisations with experience in development and education activities internationally namely INUG (Engineers without borders Sweden), Education Finder Sweden (EF) and Volunteers have partnered with local organisations eSeeker Uganda a branch of Education Finder in Uganda and Busoga University (BU).
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