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CO11: US/Namibia HIV/AIDS Education Initiative by Hassanatu & Hussainatu Blake

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US-Namibia HIV/AIDS Education Initiative by Hassanatu & Hussainatu Blake

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About the Presenters:
Identical twin sisters, Hassanatu (Hassa) and Hussainatu (Hussa) Blake, are committed to the enrichment of youth globally. As young adults, they lived, studied, and worked in Europe, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa. Through their journeys, they observed the growing importance of technology in education internationally. Their passion for youth leadership, education and mentorship, led them to establish Focal Point Global in February 2009. Focal Point Global is a Maryland based non-profit organization focused on educating youth globally about leading social issues through innovative technology.

About the Presentation:
Focal Point Global is revolutionizing education by providing a fresh, new approach to educate, empower, and mobilize youth to make a difference using global peer collaboration and sharing. Our pilot project, US-Namibia HIV/AIDS Education Initiative, brought 10 students from Baltimore, MD and Swakopmund, Namibia together to discuss HIV/AIDS in their communities during a 3-day webinar via Skype. During this interactive conference, students identified and shared the risk factors and emerging issues of acquiring HIV/AIDS, and develop a key project to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in their respective communities. This presentation will take you through this project, which began February 2010, detailing the curriculum, the webinar, and youth projects with pictures and youth participants testimonies.


Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning
CO11 on IT4ALL Moodle & WiZiQ
Feb 4-6, 2011

Welcome to the annual connecting online live online conference (CO11). You are cordially invited to participate at the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 4-6 2011.

The conference will be of interest to educators, administrators, students, and community members who value the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum to improve instruction and learning. Online learning involves various skills on the part of the instructor and learner. These include social and communication skills, social networking, independent learning strategies, critical and higher order thinking skills, creativity, and effective online and face-to-face facilitation. In addition, there are may challenges that the educators, administrators, students, and community members face.

The CO11 will be conducted on IT4ALL Moodle with the presentations on WiZiQ through the Moodle.

The themes for the presentations are:

  1. Connecting Online to Improve Instruction and Learning: Online Learning and Instructional Experience

  2. Experiences with technology in face-to-face and online classes. What worked and what didn't work for you?

  3. How do you use technology to promote and sustain your online workshops, consultation, and communities of practice and learning?

  4. Research conducted on e-learning, blended online learning, and blended learning.

  5. Reviewing or promoting books on integrating technology into the classroom, e-learning, blended learning, and blended online learning.

  6. Challenges administrators, instructors, students, and community members face in connecting online.

You may join the sessions by clicking on the links available in this PDF file or in the following document.

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