École 42 (42 School)

A FREE French private computer programming school with NO CURRICULUM, NO TEACHERS, NOR LEARNING SCHEDULE, NOR BOOKS, NOR GRADE…. except infrastructures that support collaborative on-the-job training for future computer programmers. They work in team,  gather information and resources from the internet in order to produce authentic and workable products!

It had very stringent entrance selection targeted at the 18-30 years old individual who need not possess a degree…

What is the motives that drive the establishment of this kind of academy? How do we as a teacher learn from this lesson?

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Happy New Year!!

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this 2015 Chinese Lunar Calendar is the Goat Year. The goat zodiac symbolizes peace and prosperity. May the whole world enjoy the economic spur, political stability, social harmony and every one be in good mental, physical and spiritual well being!.

May all be well and happy!

Exploring the Digital Landscape in Malaysia

This is the hyperlink to down load a copy of the report prepare by UNICEF (The United Nation Childrens’ Fund, Malaysia):

http://moe.gov.my/cms/upload_files/articlefile/2014/articlefile_file_003728.pdf

Test your understanding after browsing through this report:

  • What do you understand about the term “fostering Digital citizenship”?
  • Name three ICT initiatives of the Malaysian Government which is mentioned in the report. Which one give the greatest impact on you? Why?
  • How would the Evidence (Admentment) (No. 2) Act 2012 affect you?
  • What does the term “Digital divide” mean to you? Is this problem serious in the Malaysian context? What could be the evidence that support your statement?
  • What are the Government’s initiative to reduce the digital divide?
  • What are the digital safety measures introduced by the Government and NGO’s to bring digital citizenship and digital safety awareness among the children and youth? Which of it may be practical application for you as an agent of change in the school?