Ask Prof Ron 20-02-12
So far we are approaching the 750 mark with the average still just under 7 per day for 109 days. NMMU has been approached to assist in the process as the backlog is increasing at around 20-50 questions per day and each one demands an answer. This is encouraging to see.
Some interesting questions this week.I dare not publish some of the MXit IDs as they are very educational in themselves.
Some Questions Answered
Ask Prof Ron - 14 February 2012
My Development Team (Every1Mobile) for the My YESA Passport suggested that we call the pilot project “Ask Prof Ron.” This was to be a service to the YESA Community to ask any question relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). It soon became evident after a soft launch on 5th October 2011 that many learners did not have access to educational resources to find out information for themselves.I suspect that many of them were accessing the service from the back seat of a Taxi.
The types of questions ranged from ‘What are those white things in the sky?’ to ‘What are worm holes?. I got the impression that ..
At the Founding Board Member Meeting held on 10 February 2012 the following Objective was agreed upon:-
Creating a pipeline of talented youth in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) who can feed tertiary institutions and industry with competent individuals who can make a difference.
This will be achieved through:-
My YESA Passport is designed to track learner involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). This portal makes use of MXit as a social medium of reaching learners literally on the back seat of a Taxi. January 2012 saw over 570 000 pages served and close to 9 000 users registered from 20 different countries across Africa.
Please visit the My YESA Passport on MXit
Kimberley FabKids 27-10-11