Hello everyone! We have created FAQs to try and answer questions that you might have concerning your contributions to the kit D:Coding Digital Natives. Though we have anticipated most of the questions, do email me, or post a comment if you have any additional queries pertaining to your contribution. Looking forward to your thoughts!
A. Is there a word limit?
Yes, there is. For the kit, in case you are sending us written words, the maximum limit is 600-700 words. Anything more than that might have to be edited to fit the page.
Hello everyone! We have created FAQs to try and answer questions that you might have concerning your contributions to the book tentatively called, ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’. Though we have anticipated most of the questions, do email me, or post a comment if you have any additional queries pertaining to your contribution. Looking forward to your thoughts!
Hello! here are some answers to some common questions:
1. Where should I post my blog?
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2. How do I post a blog on this website?
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?
is a short story by American writer Raymond Carver.
Inside his narrative, we know the love experiences by four friends:
Mel, Terri, Laura and Nick.
At the end of the story,
no one can define for itself what is that feeling called “love.”
As digital natives, the “identity” topic is something, apparently, part of our lives, as absolute fact.
but I want to ask:
we really talk about our digital philosophy?
Like Carver, I wonder:
What we talk when we talk about “digital identity”?
It's amazing how much one word can actually say.
Our first mission on Day 1 was to use one word to describe ourselves and the reason why we do the work that we do. After we find our own word, we were asked to pair off and find other words that match well with ours, and talk to the people who wrote them.
I really enjoyed our first work activity in Digital Natives workshop. Each of us choose a word that better describe ourselves. I decided to go with "Observation" not only because I am quite an observer in general, but because I consider it a basic yet important step before either generating content or working in something that somebody wants to develop.
We have now been around the world, talking to Digital Natives in three continents. It was only yesterday, when we ere sitting at the Patio Bellavista, sipping on drinks that shall not be named, that we realised, that with this workshop we literally have stretched ourselves from one end of the world to the other.
It's been a while since I last posted here. But I there is no way of summarizing the events of the last two weeks in one paragraph. So I'll just say this: am glad to be back!
Yesterday I had a practical recap of the Johannesburg experience at the Symposium I attended here in Kampala. The one-day event, under the theme, Silent Voices, Salient Voices” was organized by Human Capital Development Consult (HCDC), in collaboration with the Institute of Youth Employment Studies (iYES) - and supported by Hivos.
There are three points I am trying to explore in this piece. One, I am groping around through words, and through logic and telling myself that I don't believe in having a cause in order to represent someone or something.
As I anxiously wait to join the rest of the world in marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence(GBV) from 25 November 2010 to 10 December 2010 whose regional theme is "Engaging Faith-based Communities to Prevent Violence against Women" focusing on how our faiths and faith-based communities can (and should!) get involved in preventing violence against women, I can’t help think of the millions of mothers, sisters, Aunties and nieces who have been violated yet still remain helpless and silent despite the growing opportunities and improved technology which can help them break th