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awarenet is an eLearning platform and social media tool that offers our learners a personal networking space, tools for blogging, online discussions and project work in wiki style incl. multi media. They learn how to present themselves online, how to connect and communicate responsibly in a secure and safe space. Groups meet on a weekly basis and work on various projects about culture, health, music, science, history and social services, whereby online and offline work is combined. Projects lead to major local activities and events such as public concerts, sport days, newspaper articles and social engagements. We further offer to install awarenet servers in existing computer labs and give combined introductory workshops for teachers, in which we train general IT skills and showcase how to integrate awarenet into the curriculum or co-curriculars. The platform is developed in such a way that remote schools without or interrupted Internet access can use it as well as it also functions when offline. The awarenet software is free open-source. The awarenet programme offers many opportunities to learners and teachers as well as partnering NGOs in the educational sector.
DR ANNA WERTLEN
Management & Finance
Dr Sarah Hanton
Coordination & Educational Advisor
Training & System Administration
Training & public relations
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Hello, We are Max and Xenia! This August we will go to Grahamstown in South Africa for 365 days. There we will volunteer at the Village Scribe Association which is teaching underpriviliged children how to use PCs and the Internet. We won´t come unprepared though, because we attended the Sage Net preparation seminar in Bad Breisig[…]
The annual awarenet Health and Fitness Day was held at the JD Dlepu stadium on the 23th of June. awarenet learners from different schools competed for the honour of being the awarenet champions of the year. As usual the boys in the awarenet program took part in the awarenet soccer cup, new this year was[…]
Since the beginning of 2017 we have a monthly column in South Africa’s oldest surviving independent newspaper, Grocott’s Mail. You can read more about the project in our blog post about the first school term. Thus, when Grocott’s offered a photography workshop for its community partners, we got an invitation. It took place at the[…]
I presented the awarenet program to the local Grahamstown chapter of Rotary International on the 8th of June. awarenet activities have previously been funded by another Rotary club, namely the German Rotary Club in Pirna/Sächsische Schweiz. In the talk I focused on how ICT in general and the awarenet platform and program in particular can[…]
Recently I held a lecture at the Education Department of Rhodes University about the awarenet platform and how it can make it easier for teachers to integrate ICT in a classroom setting. The audience was a mixed group of aspiring yet-to-become teachers and a more experienced lot of old-time educators. The former group belonged to[…]
The awarenet program recently received funding from the HCI Foundation for its brand new teacher’s training course. The HCI Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of HCI, a black empowerment investment holding company where the majority shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. We are proud to receive a contribution from[…]
awarenet has officially opened up its computer lab for learners and the community at large. Each weekday from 3 to 4 pm, after the regular awarenet sessions, the Lab is open for any learner from the community who is interested in using it. This hour we call the “learner support hour, as in this time[…]
Back in December Chiara wrote a blog post about our Community Engagement Project, where we produced short video documentaries about topics concerning the local community. One of those videos was created in cooperation with Inkululeko, an NGO working at Ntsika Secondary School. Instead of a documentary, we quickly decided to make something closer to an[…]
On the first of April, we invited the community to spend the morning at the Joza Youth Hub to get an impression of the work of the various different organizations. Every partner prepared an activity showcasing what the organization is offering to the youth. Thanks to donations from local businesses and the Communicative Ecology project[…]