The Speak to Prof Ron was launched again under the Bsmrt site on MXit in May 2013 and the questions have been pouring in - over 20 000 todate or 400 per day. Yes most of them are simply homework questions, repeats or simply not appropriate for STEMI.
The following are some of the questions that have come in to provide you a snapshot of what is out there at the moment. Some are very exciting but others one has to read again and try to decipher what is going on in the classrooms across Africa...
The Ask Prof Ron portal has been relaunched under Bsmrt after length negotiations with Every1Mobile. The service is aimed at providing learners with answers relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). During the month of May from 03 May 2013 there were over 25 000 visitors with over 12 000 questions submitted. Over 600 were answered during this period.The results are very encouraging.
Stoughton High School students can make nearly anything with high-tech Fab Lab
Students at Stoughton High School already can take classes that teach them how to weld, fix a car, remodel a home, create an architectural blueprint or produce a video.
Starting this fall, they’ll have a new option: learning how to make ... almost anything, thanks to the school’s new Fab Lab.
And next year, the rest of Stoughton’s residents and entrepreneurs will have access to the hands-on classroom.
The Fab Lab (short for fabrication laboratory) is a concept pioneered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms.
Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana, who recently launched the Year of the Artisan programme at the King Sabata Dalindyebo FET College in Mthatha, says the programme will create more opportunities for young people.