I woud like to share this story relating to Ask Prof ROn on MXit. When I received the question (5-5-12) I could not ignore it as it was eating at me. Under normal circumstances I would have ignored it but I felt I had to respond. This lead to the second question yesterday which I answered two days later.
We are dealing with real issues and I have to make judgement calls on more and more questions that fall outside the scope of STEMI.
Question: Mrning Prof,i dnt knw if my question is right 4 your position but please i real need your help.How do i tell my strict parents that im 8mnths pregnant and they have not noticed because it is not big.The worse part is im in college and its my 1St year of Diploma in I.T
Ask Prof Ron has now passed the 2000 questions at an average of over 12 per day since October 2011. Currently users are viewing an average of over 14 pages per user on the portal with over 500 000 pages served up for the month of April.
The following is a summary of the responses that have been catalogued so far. It makes for interesting reading regarding the type of services that are being offered in terms of meeting the needs of the users.
The top 4 show an interesting trend.
Ask Prof Ron 30-03-12 (1300 questions answered at an average of over 9.0 questions per day). Approximately 60% the data is being analysed and so far the trends are as follows.
Career guidance is a growing concern as the demand for information is increasing.
The following is an interesting exchange that has taken place regarding elephants - Do they conceive or do they lay eggs?
The following are some of the unedited responses from the learners using the MXit Portal of the My YESA Passport. The questions and responses are captured in a queue and each day as many as possible are responded to. The selection is largely random where some preference is given to those that are more current. At the moment 2 out of every 3 are responded to where the current figure stands at 1564 with an average of over 10 per day. At least 1 in 4 are deleted for various reasons.
Press Release 29 March 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tackling Climate Change With STEM Education: “Destination Zero Carbon” Goes Global
Singapore-Initiated Classroom Program Tackles Climate Change by Building a Global Green-Tech Work Force
Program Expected to Involve over 20 Countries and 30 million Students Within the Next 10 years