SchoolNet South Africa: ICT in the Classroom Conference – for all those who missed our talk

Frederic Kastner, Programme Manager for The Virtual School and Malik Adam Wilson, Creative Manager for The Virtual School were invited to the SchoolNet Conference in South Africa to talk to over 600 teachers on the Open Educational Resource Movement, how it’s changing the world of education and how teachers from everywhere can get involved.

The talk also includes the OER Organisations around the world creating free educational resources for everyone – Khan Academy, Coursera, The Virtual School, Udacity, Siyavula, TED-Ed and Bread Bin.

As always, it would be great if you could leave us your feedback or if you simply got in touch if you can think of a way of collaborating with us around Open Educational Resources, no matter where you are around the world! We need the help of animators, designers, teachers, NGOs and charities, governments and higher education institutions, as well as social enterprises, to get spread engaging, localised Open Educational Resources around the world.

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Young Designers for Global Educational Equality: Introducing our new team

Dear followers of the Virtual School,

We are coming to the end of one of the most exciting weeks in the history of our young programme. The Virtual School has just been reinforced by six fantastic young designers, with origins from the different corners of the earth – exactly what we were hoping for to form a team that will produce free learning resources for a global audience.

In this video, they are giving a fun intro to themselves – and are getting over their initial shyness in front of the camera. What ever happens, they will have to get used to being filmed: besides publishing the free Chemistry videos that the new team will create, we want to give our followers the story behind the scenes – and that is because these ultra-talented deserved to be lauded for giving their time to our education for all cause.

The only thing left to say? Watch out for the great videos they are going to produce! =)