Update: Music videos for primary learners completed, preview here
I have recently learned about a small non-profit that is working to deliver ICT support to rural educators in Nepal.
Nepali educators learning about the Looma.
That’s right, Information & Communication Technology in the villages and classrooms of the Himalayas. VillageTech Solutions have designed Looma, a standalone audio-visual device that
is self-powered (solar-rechargeable batter)
is operated with a wireless “wand”
has a built-in audio system
comes loaded with CC-Licensed content (games, videos, songs, etc.)
The device projects the “desktop” onto a wall and comes with a hand-held mouse (the “wand”) to navigate.
The prototype has been field tested and nowthey are looking for volunteers to help search for—and evaluate—content that can be loaded into the drive. (Most classrooms in rural Nepal have no electricity, much less an Internet connection.)
I would write a bit more; but, I am up to my elbows producing some educational content…gotta go. Holler at “azwaldo” at gmail dot com, anytime.