Khanya – A Project of the Western Cape Education Department

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I’m writing and article about MXit for a education and technology magazine called Khanya. Can Rafiq please contact me ASAP as I’d like to ask him a couple of questions on the uses of MXit for business and learning.
thanks
Aletta Lintvelt

Ok sure, so what is Khanya? Aletta uses gmail so we started chatting…

aletta: It’s for Khanya magazine. Khanya is a project of the WCED. you can check their website www.khanya.co.za for more info. Basically khanya as a project is aimed at assisting schools with the implementation of technology – mainly computers etc. The Khanya mag is for teachers to tell them about new things happening on the technology front and also iving teachers advice etc on how to teach with technology

Had a look at the Khanya website…

“By the start of the 2012 academic year, every educator in every school of the Western Cape will be empowered to use appropriate and available technology to deliver curriculum to each and every learner in the province.”
This is the ambitious target of Khanya! And all indications are that this target will be reached. Starting with the poorest of the poor schools, Khanya aggressively works towards eradicating the digital divide and striving towards racial and gender equity.

You might also want to check this out: www.khanya.co.za/blogs/ ๐Ÿ™‚

So what are the questions Aletta asked?

  1. Explain to people who don’t know about your business what you guys do and how it works.
  2. Why do you use MXit technology?
  3. How does it work? Give a few practical examples.
  4. Many teachers and parents complain that MXit is dangerous, that kids get addicted, that they can access adult material or be found by sexual predators. What is your take on it – Do you think MXit can be used by schools for positive or education purposes?
  5. We know kids love MXit. And many schools and teachers now have tehnology they’ve never had acess to before. If you had to give schools advice on how to use MXit for education – what would you say? I want to give teachers some ideas here – for example load exams tips etc

The answer to those questions can be found within this blog… Search for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ The interview will probably be published in January 2007, we’ll keep you posted.

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