Share what you learn with anyone – new from Future Learn

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For “Share what you learn with anyone” see the end of this cut and paste from the Future Learn newsletter:   View all courses Dear FutureLearner, In this newsletter… two brand new courses, plus many more starting soon; the British Council’s Understanding IELTS becomes the biggest free online course ever; and our new open steps… Read more »

Project Drawdown – humanity and climate change

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 I have just discovered this – Project Drawdown: Drawdown will be published in over a dozen countries. It will be accessible on the web to people everywhere and for use in classrooms. It will provide a wealth of information, open source models and calculations on impact and cost that can inform government policy on all… Read more »

Facebook and free access to the internet.

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I relate to the Facebook and free access story in several ways. I have various contacts in Africa through my travels for Oke-Ogun Community Development Agenda 2000 plus in Ago-Are from 2000-2004 and my subsequent work with John Dada at Fantusam Foundation on Teachers Talking. People would often ask for my email address. I’d explain… Read more »

SciDevNet – Africa’s knowledge economy isn’t simply about data

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Africa’s knowledge economy isn’t simply about data Copyright: Sven Torfinn/CABI/Panos Speed read The term implies that more traditional industries do not involve knowledge Confusion about what knowledge represents also muddies discussion Data economy is a clearer term with which to inform debates on this topic The term denigrates the knowledge underlying human activity and confuses… Read more »

GlobalNet21 June 4, 9 and 17

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GlobalNet 21 – a great combination of online and face-to-face meetings. My life in infinitely richer for my connections with GN21 The information below is a cut and paste: Recreating Our Futures GlobalNet21 is the leading forum in the UK for discussing the major issues in the 21st Century. We share a common concern for… Read more »

Hilary Heuler on Facebook’s ‘free internet’ plan for Africa

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Who really wins from Facebook’s ‘free internet’ plan for Africa? Summary:Facebook’s plan to bring ‘free internet access’ to underserved regions has stirred up controversy among net neutrality advocates and telcos alike. By Hilary Heuler for African Enterprise | May 15, 2015 — 09:56 GMT (10:56 BST) The Ghanaian version of Internet.org. Image: Internet.org In the… Read more »

ODI Julia Gillard June 17 Educating Girls

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ODI in conversation with Julia Gillard 17 June 2015 12:00 – 13:15 (GMT+01 (BST)) Public event Overseas Development Institute and streamed online This event will be streamed live on the ODI website DetailsAgendaRegisterDirections ​Julia Gillard – Former Australian Prime Minister (2010 – 2013), Board Chair, Global Partnership for EducationIn conversation with Kevin Watkins – Executive Director,… Read more »

DFID’s work with multilaterals: Thurs June 11 – Africa Research Institute

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DFID’s work with multilaterals: views from the UK’s Aid watchdog Africa Research Institute Thursday, 11 June 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST) London, United Kingdom   Event details: Date: Thursday 11 June, 2015 Time: Refreshments will be served from 12 noon for a prompt start at 12:15pm Location: Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton St, London, SW1P 3QL… Read more »