cMinds integration into awarenet

Were are very proud to have shaped a learning network that is especially designed for African learners and educators. Together with the IT company eKhaya ICT, we are constantly working on enhancing the software and functions, partners provide excellent content to the social platform, which we help to integrate in a useful manner. Another recent Read more about cMinds integration into awarenet[…]

VSA presents awarenet with new features at SciFest 2014 “Into Space”

On the 12th of March 2014, the annual Science Festival starts in Grahamstown. As usual, thousands of learners with their teachers will be there, eager to learn and discover the wonders of science and technology. This years’ theme is “Into Space”, and the Village Scribe Association will play their part by presenting the awarenet project Read more about VSA presents awarenet with new features at SciFest 2014 “Into Space”[…]

awarenet: Social Media for Mesh Networks

Some technical background about awarenet The awarenet technology is PHP, MySQL and Kapenta based. We use it extensively on Ubuntu Linux. It has been tested on Android 2+, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and with many clients (browsers) including older Internet Explorer versions. Each server in the awarenet network presents a different view on the Read more about awarenet: Social Media for Mesh Networks[…]

SAP technology workshop

The VSA was invited to take part in a technology workshop offered by SAP “Digital for Social”. It was a great workshop and I learned a lot about online fundraising and dashboard design. Both will be useful to help me enhance the awarenet platform or VSA website and to raise funds for our very next Read more about SAP technology workshop[…]

2-click social media buttons for the VSA blog

We decided to replace our conventional social media buttons with 2-click social media buttons to protect your data and privacy. A while ago, a German privacy group declared using the Facebook Like button leads to profiling that infringes German and European data protection laws. The organization alleged Facebook builds a broad profile for individuals not Read more about 2-click social media buttons for the VSA blog[…]

Teaching and learning materials on awarenet

There are a great many excellent educational resources on the internet – some have even been produced specifically for African and underprivileged kids.  Unfortunately, the digital divide makes it very difficult for these resources to wind up in the hands of those who need them most.  Content is great, and there is great content, but Read more about Teaching and learning materials on awarenet[…]

VSA joins Rails Girls Berlin

The VSA will take part in the next Rails Girls workshop in Berlin on the 22 and 23/02/13. Rails Girls Berlin are “the Berlin sisters of Rails Girls – a non-profit volunteer group that formed in Finland with the aim to get women into programming.” They want to give total beginners the opportunity and a community Read more about VSA joins Rails Girls Berlin[…]

Very successful Hold-Up about Passwords at SenseCamp Berlin

The first SenseCamp for the VSA turned out to be very successful and also great fun! MakeSense Berlin invited into the Social Impact Enterprise Lab last Saturday (9/2/13) and almost 200 SenseMakers came. There was an amazing atmosphere in which creativity, social ideas and motivation was sprouting out of everyone to form a lively, sizzling Read more about Very successful Hold-Up about Passwords at SenseCamp Berlin[…]

cMinds on awarenet: a game to learn programming concepts

awarenet has a new attraction, just in time for the new school year in South Africa! The cMinds Project, co-funded by the Life Long Learning Programme of the EU, aims at deploying programming concepts towards the development of critical and structural thinking. cMinds was presented at Online Educa Berlin, where Anna Wertlen approached the presenter, Read more about cMinds on awarenet: a game to learn programming concepts[…]