I’m back again for our Global EdTech Monthly Roundup! This month we take a look at global edtech news, the latest online free products that are enhancing education in emerging markets and the most recent ventures taking place across the globe. As always, comments, feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
The Arab Digital Expression Foundation Program (ADEF) is an organization that serves to provide a platform for digital and new media expression amongst Arab youth. Started in 2007, the ADEF offers several initiatives to engage both young professionals and young students in communication technologies in an effort to enhance “self exploration and creative expression.” The tools and resources offered by ADEF promote workforce readiness and innovation, and further help in redefining Arab youth identity with the web. The organization offers curriculum development, local workshops, Wiki development, and a two-week summer camp that will take place this year in Ismailiya, Egypt, July 10 – 25.
In an effort to give technically savvy students in India the opportunity to express their entrepreneurism, Intel is sponsoring the Intel India Embedded Challenge 2011. Last October, those interested were requested to submit a proposed technological design meant to provide a solution for a social cause. Throughout the course of the competition, contestants work to refine their prototype for the final contest, with the help of their Intel mentor. The grand prize includes funding for the implementation of the project, and a cash prize. Winners will be announced this August during a face-to-face presentation. Such a competition truly helps students reach their full potential.
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