They give no details on nanodegree ceritification, but, if successful, this sort of thing is a threat to universities. It is also an example of an effort at company/employer funding of education. (Like they used to do when they trained new employees).
#highered #highereducation #udacity #mooc
So far the activities of the center are going to be focus on "TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRAINING " in ICT(Information & Communication Technology), Micro entrepreneurship,Graphic Design,Accounting, Networking, Marketing in fact activities that can contributes to the empowerment of the locals while following global acceptable standards and prepare them for Impact Sourcing Services Provisions .
At the end of the day the most important will for those involved to acquire TRANSFERABLE SKILLS.
As for their background very few of them are really familiar with the computers beside checking their mails and using a browser.
That's why i wish to replicate what is done elsewhere by adapting it to my context:
THINK GLOBAL ACT LOCAL,
as far as we use FOSS because i believe in the future it will permit them to easily build on what they know.
In fact, Stephan has strengthened his relationship with the current owner of the cyber café who is willing to sell the space for less than anticipated - 1.75 million CFA (roughly US $3,700). In other words, the owner has agreed to sell the business and building under an installment plan that is $2,500 less than initially thought.
The 1st 500 000 CFA (US $1,050) was paid on 18 Mar 2014 (last week) signifying the transfer of responsibility of the business. This is a great step forward!
The 2nd 750 000 CFA (US $1,600) will be paid by 18 June 2014 (3 months from now).
The 3rd 500 000 CFA (US $1,050) will be paid by 18 Sept 2014 (6 months from now) upon which will result the transfer of the property through deed of sale.
We are not sure how the next couple of months will proceed, but all funds raised from here out will go toward the June 18th payment for the cyber café. An offline campaign is also in progress to raise awareness for the need to fund Marc Stephan's dream to empower the community of Bamenda.
> My connection is so slow that the standard version & hangout is not
> Is only on the web of G+ that load without Hangout.
I think these top level domains should be free and Google shouldn't limit the use to be on Google services, for example .blog should work not only for Google Blogger, it must work for Wordpress also, Google can thus partner with any and all Wordpress hosting companies (where those partners don't have to pay anything), Google can offer free hosting of Wordpress on Google App Engine (with payments required only if the Blog is getting millions of hits per month according to Google App Engine usage pricing..)
Feel free to propose anything.
- Digital litteracylifelong learner, 2012 - present
I'm a living my last minutes as the manager of a Cyber cafe In AFRICA.
Hope to be able to change my story and the one of those i can assist.
To make it a reality.
If interested feel free to contact me or follow the link under to assist.
Every $ counts before the campaign ends on INDIEGOGO
"March 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT)"
- self studyInternet, 2000