Our work with m-uBuntu has suddenly gone global - two weeks ago we were sitting in a rural school in South Africa, and this week we are in Washington, DC with four of the students presenting our work!
We were picked as one of 3 projects to showcase Mobile Learning to the White House officials who spearhead technology-assisted learning initiatives in the US.
By “we”, I mean Tribal (Jess) and Duke University (Lucy), masterminded by the ever energetic Theo at LearningWorldwide who turned this dream into a reality.
At the event, a Global Digital Media and Learning competition was launched in collaboration with Presidents Obama’s Educate to Innovate initiative, ‘challenging designers, inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers to create digital environments that promote building & tinkering in new innovative ways’.
Following Jess’s travelogue, it seems that the highlights were a double whammy of:
- meeting the Aneesh Chopra, first Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America, and
- taking the students out for pizza!
See what the students themselves have to say.
This is deeply moving stuff. Children who had not even touched a mobile phone before using it to build literacy skills. And the project is working!
Go m-Ubuntu! it is a pleasure to work with you.