WikiAfrica

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Why We Do It Africa is the least visible continent on the internet. Whether we look at the past or present in terms of marking events, people, places of global importance, literature, science or art, Africa is virtually silent. Over 2 billion people now use the internet as their primary source for research, information and, READ MORE

Technology-powered Education through Open Education

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Open Education is regarded as a major trend in education around the world. With the rise of online platforms dedicated to sharing knowledge and making it accessible and free of charge, open education is a key player in how we learn and share knowledge.   “Open education is a collective term to describe institutional practices and programmatic READ MORE

Wikipedia Zero Reaches South Africa

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South Africa now enjoys Wikipedia Zero powered by MTN. Wikipedia Zero is a project which allows mobile phone users, using the MTN network, to access content and articles on Wikipedia for free. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia for doing research and study, improved and authored by users across the world. It’s a collaborative online platform, READ MORE

Open versus Free Resources and Software

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The participating Wikipedians-in-Residence on the Open Advocate Training Course, #OpenAfrica14, enjoyed having Jonathan Carter on the programme to discuss Open and Free resources and software. Jonathan Carter works with the Praekelt Foundation, which is based in South Africa. He is the Technical Manager of the Foundation. Jonathan is a long-time software programmer who has been programming READ MORE