1000 Responses to questions from the YESA Community in 122 days of service - average 8.2 per day. The questions have been interesting to say the least (including deciphering them) but there is a trend towards deeper issues and signs of exciting innovation happening.
So far over 900 questions have been responded to over a period of 117 days with an average approaching 8 per day.
Preliminary analysis of some of the results
Some interesting questions for the past week:
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 ..
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
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