Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ebba Kalondo back to work in Namibia?

In response to a recent FB shout-out by Ebba Kalondo, Deputy Head F24/RFI Africa Service @EbbaKalondo,  about whether or not she should apply for the job vacated by Dr Audrin Mathe (PhD in Rhetoric Studies), i.e., Chief News and Programming Officer and Deputy

Posted in #namibia, Ebba Kalondo, MISA, social media

brief report on 6th MICT stakeholders’ consultative forum, Arrebusch lodge, Windhoek

Tweeting as @tatejoris2 on 25 June 2013, at the 6th (!) Ministry of ICT stakeholders’ “consultative” forum, Arrebusch Lodge, Windhoek, Namibia.  EduNet’s blog site will have missed a few of these, so read on for a slightly more verbose update

Posted in #eLA13, #eLA2013, #Idlelo6, assistive technologies, education, EduNet Namibia, FOSS, FOSSFA, Ict4e, tatejoris

What books are useful in a remote library setting?

Book Aid International writes: Children’s books: fiction and picture books for all ages and reading abilities; simple ‘readers’; low literacy books for all ages Educational books: school curriculum support materials for primary and secondary levels English as a foreign language (EFL):

Posted in eBook, EduNet Namibia, eReader, FOSS, Ict4e, library, OER, schoolnet, smartphones, social media, tablets

Hello School Librarians ! Anyone for Raspberry Pi?

I’ve not abandoned my commitment to ICT4E in developing spaces – but I tend to operate in a parallel universe where I’m not endlessly frustrated by mind-numbing government decision-makers:-) – my recent blog-rolls will likely entertain you with the latest

Posted in #namibia, assistive technologies, EduNet Namibia, eReader, FOSS, Ict4e, library, mobile learning, programming, Raspberry Pi, schoolnet, smartphones, tablets

Creepy FaceBook stats for Africa

And Namibia?  At end of 2012, there were 231,340 FB users out of 259,899 internet users, representing some 12% of Namibia’s population.And from the twittersphere – Joris Komen ‏@tatejoris2 @Nnenna  courtesy of Poke a social media parody – 27% of FB’s server capacity

Posted in #eLA2013, EduNet Namibia, FOSSFA, Ict4e, library, PRISM, Ushahidi

Ai. I was right about Kenya government OLOC…

Further to my earlier comments on recent M$FT phallophoria in Kenya: AFRICA – The Kenyan government set aside KSh53.2 billion ($622 million) to support the one laptop one child programme in today’s budget speech presented by cabinet secretary for

Posted in #eLA13, #eLA2013, #Idlelo6, education, EduNet Namibia, FOSSFA, Ict4e, Negroponte, OLPC, XO-3 tablet


Given the gloomy reality that even if we were to migrate to a new set of *internet-based* apps someone clever and resourced enough to crack a code will do so, regardless.  Really, the fact is that if we are going

Posted in #Idlelo6, #OpenSF, Crowdmapping, danah boyd, EduNet Namibia, FOSS, FOSSFA, ICT4D, Ict4e, PRISM, schoolnet, social steganography, Stallman, tatejoris