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6 YouTube lessons for building better instructional videos

6 YouTube lessons for building better instructional videos | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

With the rise of the blended learning model of education, video is becoming an increasingly important medium for instruction. The essential components of blended learning - such as flipped classrooms, MOOCs and “Bring Your Own Device” programs - are facilitated by video instruction to ensure the personalization and flexibility of a digitized education system.


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Lessons for developing instructional videos.

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I should use more of these in the classroom. 

Becky Mowat's comment, September 23, 2013 5:27 AM
Yes it is so true- be concise, pique curiosity, and use authentic video. Real world settings are so important when teaching L2 learners. A picture still is worth a 1000 words, so just think how much time we save "getting the message across" using brief videos to introduce or define or explain lesson topics.
Becky Mowat's curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:34 AM

I have been using videos creating L2 lessons for a long time to introduce, define and explain topics, also to pique curiosity to learn more... This article  clearly states what attributes a good learning/teaching video should have: brevity, piques curiosity, interesting graphics, real world setting. As educators we can understand why these qualities add value to video content in lessons. For L2 learners I especially like the way LingleOnline uses close-captioned video in many languages to meet the needs of its learners.

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Mobile App, Social Media & Gadgets – Future of technology development & consumption
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A special report from analyst Gartner predicts that by 2016, 40% of mobile app development projects will leverage backend cloud services.
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Child Abuse in Rural Africa

Child Abuse in Rural Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A child can simply be defined as a person who is not an adult. Another name for a child is a minor. Since time immemorial, children have played...
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CfP: Special JALN issue on Online Learning and Open Educational Resources for International, Rural and Hard-to-Reach Populations

CfP: Special JALN issue on Online Learning and Open Educational Resources for International, Rural and Hard-to-Reach Populations | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks invites submission of papers for a special issue focusing on Online Learning and Open Educational Resources (OER) for international development. The articles will focus on reaching rural or other hard-to-reach populations using education technologies that work for these populations. Some of the tools will include OER, online learning, blended learning, and mobile learning. OERs are learning resources made publically available and free to use, modify and redistribute. These include books, presentation materials, assessments and other types of resources. Online and blended learning is being used throughout the developing world in formal and informal learning in a variety of contexts from classrooms to mobile platforms. The issue will also focus on educational transformation where students will be engaged in the creation of resources and participatory research that helps communities develop. "


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Thailand: Mobile technologies for food security, agriculture and rural development: Role of the public sector | e-Agriculture

Thailand: Mobile technologies for food security, agriculture and rural development: Role of the public sector | e-Agriculture | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The regional workshop on “Mobile Technologies for food security, agriculture and rural development”, held in Bangkok from 3 to 4 April 2012, brought together senior officials from the Ministries of Agriculture and allied ministries to share examples of the use of mobile technologies used in their countries, in both public and private sectors, for agricultural information services.

 

The examples quoted in this publication provide an indicative list of the types of services available, and are by no means a comprehensive analysis of relevant activities in the countries concerned. The aim was to use some cases mentioned during the workshop to achieve a common understanding of the state of the art in these Asian countries, taking account of the tremendous increase in the adoption of mobile phones for delivering agricultural information services.

 

Their discussion generated the following insights and recommendations:

 

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Designing Appropriate Computing Technologies for the Rural D

Designing Appropriate Computing Technologies for the Rural Developing World Tapan Parikh [Assistant Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley] Abstract: ...
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Is Amisom Providing Solution To Problems Facing Somalia? - Horseed Media

Is Amisom Providing Solution To Problems Facing Somalia? - Horseed Media | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Step by step, conservative forces move to silence NGOs' voices - The Conversation AU

Step by step, conservative forces move to silence NGOs' voices - The Conversation AU | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Step by step, conservative forces move to silence NGOs' voices The Conversation AU The federal Liberal Party, government ministers, Coalition MPs, the Minerals Council of Australia and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) are targeting the...
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New consortium to spur agricultural education formed - SciDev.Net

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UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean - BBC News

UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean
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More than 56 million people have been lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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Sport as a means to transform legacies of distrust in Nigeria : International Platform on Sport and Development

Sport as a means to transform legacies of distrust in Nigeria : International Platform on Sport and Development | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Platform provides a hub for sharing knowledge, building good practice, facilitating coordination and fostering partnerships between and within different stakeholder groups with an interest in the field of Sport and Development.
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Change of plan: 15 documentaries that switched course during filming - A.V. Club DC

Change of plan: 15 documentaries that switched course during filming - A.V. Club DC | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Army wields veto power over Zanu-PF succession - Bulawayo24

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World Bank Announces US$100 Million Project to Support Skills Development ... - World Bank Group

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The Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (SEDPL2) is the second in a programmatic series of two projects aimed at addressing employment.
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Africa Focus: China offers scholarships to Kenyan students - GlobalPost

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NAIROBI, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Thursday offered scholarships to Kenyan students for them to study in China.
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CA: Report highlights problems with broadband mapping in rural areas | Lake County News

Two regional groups say action needs to be taken to address problems with broadband mapping that's being used to develop plans for increasing broadband deployment in rural areas.


On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, the California Emerging Technologies Fund released a report titled, “Overview of Problems with CPUC Report on California Advanced Services Fund.”


The report confirms what rural Californians have known for years – that broadband service actually provided on the ground is not the same as the service advertised by providers, and as claimed in the national and California broadband maps.


“The CPUC maps on broadband deployment and availability are inaccurate,” the CETF report states. “There are inherent problems with the CPUC broadband access availability mapping because of aberrations embedded in the industry data and the mapping methodology. Ground truthing by Regional Consortia and rural community leaders revealed that those maps were about 50 percent in error.”


The report also notes that there is no rural county or city in California that agrees with either the CPUC report on the California Advanced Services Fund or the California Cable and Telecommunications Association interpretation of the situation.


The Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County and Access Sonoma Broadband called the report a “watershed finding” that substantiates work done over the past two years by the two county organizations.


Working collaboratively, Mendocino and Sonoma counties have developed credible information showing that the broadband maps don’t depict actual conditions in many areas of both counties.


Schools, libraries, public safety, health care all must cope with substandard broadband throughout much of Northern California, and rural areas throughout the state, the groups said.


Jim Moorehead, chair of the Alliance Executive Committee, and Mike Nicholls, co-chair of Access Sonoma Broadband, agree that “substandard broadband is damaging the economic viability of Northern California, and the inaccurate broadband maps are a serious problem. Having a state agency formally recognize it as a problem is a huge step in the right direction.”


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9 ways to engage youth in agriculture

9 ways to engage youth in agriculture | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In Africa over 200 million people are aged between 15 and 24, the youngest population in the world. This age group according to the African Economic Outlooks is expected to double in number by 2045...

 

In Africa over 200 million people are aged between 15 and 24, the youngest population in the world. This age group according to the African Economic Outlooks is expected to double in number by 2045. Low profitability, poor security of land tenure, and high risks are just some of the reasons Africa’s youth are leaving rural areas to seek jobs in cities, a migration that could see Africa with a shortage of farmers in the future. Given that agriculture is one of the continent’s biggest economic sectors, generating broad economic development and providing much of the population with food, this poses a serious threat to the future of farming and to meeting the demands of a rapidly growing urban population. Growing youth unemployment, ageing farmers and declining crop yields under traditional farming systems mean engaging youth in agriculture should be a priority.

Recent articles highlight this key challenge and suggest solutions for making agriculture more attractive to younger generations.

1)      Link social media to agriculture

The rise of social media and its attraction among young people with access to the appropriate technologies could be a route into agriculture if the two could be linked in some way. Mobile phone use in Africa is growing rapidly and people are now much more connected to sources of information and each other. Utilising these channels to promote agriculture and educate young people could go a long way in engaging new groups of people into the sector.

2)      Improve agriculture’s image

Farming is rarely portrayed in the media as a young person’s game and can be seen as outdated, unprofitable and hard work. Greater awareness of the benefits of agriculture as a career needs to be built amongst young people, in particular opportunities for greater market engagement, innovation and farming as a business. The media, ICT and social media can all be used to help better agriculture’s image across a broad audience and allow for sharing of information and experiences between young people and young farmers.

3)      Strengthen higher education in agriculture

Relatively few students choose to study agriculture, perhaps in part because the quality of agricultural training is mixed. Taught materials need to be linked to advances in technology, facilitate innovation and have greater relevance to a diverse and evolving agricultural sector, with a focus on agribusiness and entrepreneurship. Beyond technical skills, building capacity for management, decision-making, communication and leadership should also be central to higher education. Reforms to agricultural tertiary education should be designed for young people and as such the process requires their direct engagement.

4)      Greater use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Not only can ICT be used to educate and train those unable to attend higher education institutions but it can be used as a tool to help young people spread knowledge, build networks, and find employment. Catering to a technologically savvy generation will require technological solutions. Such technologies can also reduce the costs of business transactions, increasing agriculture’s profitability.

5)      Empower young people to speak up

If we are to enable youth to transform agriculture then the barriers to their engagement, such as access to land and finance, need to be addressed. National policies on farming and food security need to identify and address issues facing young people. As such youth need to become part of policy discussions at the local and national levels, whether as part of local development meetings, advisory groups or on boards or committees.

The Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) aims to provide a platform for young people to discuss opportunities in agricultural development, share experiences and advocate for greater youth engagement and representation.

6)      Facilitate access to land and credit

Land is often scarce and difficult to access for young people, and without collateral getting credit to buy land is nigh on impossible. Innovative financing for agriculture and small businesses is needed. For example soft loans provided to youth who come up with innovative proposals in agriculture or microfranchising.

7)      Put agriculture on the school curricula

Primary and high school education could include modules on farming, from growing to marketing crops. This could help young people see agriculture as a potential career. Farm Africa run a project aiming to help school children discover more about agriculture as a profession.

8)      Greater public investment in agriculture

Young people may see agriculture as a sector much neglected by the government, giving farming the image of being old fashioned. Investment in agriculture is more effective at reducing poverty than investment in any other sector but public expenditure on agriculture remains low. Regional and continent-wide programmes such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) may go some way in transforming the prominence and reputation of agriculture in Africa but national efforts and public investments are also needed.

9)      Make agriculture more profitable

This is an easy statement to make but a difficult one to realise. Low yields and market failures in Africa reduce the potential of agriculture to be profitable and to provide people with a chance of escaping poverty and improving their quality of life. Making agriculture profitable requires that the costs of farming and doing business are reduced while at the same time productivity increases. Although large-scale commercial farming springs to mind, this is not necessarily the case, and small farms can be highly productive with low labour costs.

Of course all of these solutions come with their own hurdles: access to education and technologies, rural development, land rights etc. But as one article states “Africa has the highest number of youth in the whole world, and some of the most fertile soils – the two combined could be a force to promote agricultural development!“ Foregoing engaging youth in agriculture and the potential for transformation this could bring because of the complexities of modernising agriculture would be a huge opportunity lost.

Can you add to this list? If you know of any ways or projects to help youth engage in agriculture, we’d love to hear your thoughts.


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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

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"Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?" asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams. In this TEDxYouth Talk, Godin

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World Leaders in African Language Translation - PR.com

World Leaders in African Language Translation - PR.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Cape Town, South Africa, August 27, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Africa being the "last frontier" for global commerce, and with an increase of corporate investment in Africa by international corporations, the need for translating material into the many native languages spoken in African countries is on the rise.


"In steps Phrase9." Phrase9 Translation agency, which is based in Cape Town, South Africa, provides professional translation services to its clients worldwide, in a multitude of languages, but with a special focus on African languages.


"We have found that it is a difficult task for international companies and government institutions to locate qualified and experienced African language specialists who have the time and resources to take on large translation projects. A client may need a corporate document made up of dozens of pages to be translated from English into Igbo, Twi, Kinyarwanda and Swahili, and often within a specific time-frame. Phrase9 recognized this demand early on and we focused on employing an as large network as possible of qualified and experienced native speaking African language translators," says Mustafa Ghalib, the General Manager of Phrase9 Translation Agency.


He elaborated further saying: "Besides Arabic, French and Portuguese which are widely spoken in Africa, we find that of the languages most in demand when it comes to translation, Amharic, Swahili, Hausa, and Somali tops the list".


Mustafa said that all translators used by Phrase9 go through an academic and experience background check, before having to pass a translation test which then makes them eligible to do translation work for his company.


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Cape Town, South Africa, August 27, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Africa being the "last frontier" for global commerce, and with an increase of corporate investment in Africa by international corporations, the need for translating material into the many native languages spoken in African countries is on the rise.


"In steps Phrase9." Phrase9 Translation agency, which is based in Cape Town, South Africa, provides professional translation services to its clients worldwide, in a multitude of languages, but with a special focus on African languages.


"We have found that it is a difficult task for international companies and government institutions to locate qualified and experienced African language specialists who have the time and resources to take on large translation projects. A client may need a corporate document made up of dozens of pages to be translated from English into Igbo, Twi, Kinyarwanda and Swahili, and often within a specific time-frame. Phrase9 recognized this demand early on and we focused on employing an as large network as possible of qualified and experienced native speaking African language translators," says Mustafa Ghalib, the General Manager of Phrase9 Translation Agency.


He elaborated further saying: "Besides Arabic, French and Portuguese which are widely spoken in Africa, we find that of the languages most in demand when it comes to translation, Amharic, Swahili, Hausa, and Somali tops the list".


Mustafa said that all translators used by Phrase9 go through an academic and experience background check, before having to pass a translation test which then makes them eligible to do translation work for his company.

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NGOs pursue education for all - Zee News

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A website www.ngo.in, puts the number of NGOs in India at roughly two million. Another report claims that in India there is one NGO for every 400 persons.
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UK's £600 million Syrian aid 'largest ever' response to humanitarian crisis - RT

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RT UK's £600 million Syrian aid 'largest ever' response to humanitarian crisis RT In the UK's biggest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, the government has committed over £600 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria – the...
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Conference Opening Session: Ambassador Samantha Power on crafting an effective development agenda

Conference Opening Session: Ambassador Samantha Power on crafting an effective development agenda | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of United States of America to the United Nations, delivered the keynote speech at this morning’s opening ceremony. Her...
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Peacebuilding through Sports in Post-Conflict Israel/Palestine : International Platform on Sport and Development

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Q&A: To Stem Africa's Illegal Ivory Trade to Asia, Focus on Key Shipping Ports - National Geographic

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National Geographic Q&A: To Stem Africa's Illegal Ivory Trade to Asia, Focus on Key Shipping Ports National Geographic The solution at a high level is political will and communication, in that all resources have to be deployed to stop the...
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Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image of master, slave headed to ... - Chicago Tribune

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