Free mobile chat service helps learners prepare for exams
“The popular South African mobile chat service MXit, often the source of controversy, is now helping learners to prepare for exams. The service has added a tutoring and quiz portal, QuizMax, for maths, physical science and life sciences learners. A group of teachers developed a suite of free mobile learning tools, including exam-level quizzes that are compliant with the National Examination Guidelines for Grade 12s.
Sources:South Africa Node of the Millenium Project June 2011, pg. 10
Bedouin Women's Health Empowerment via Mobile Phone
"In Jordan, Bedouin women are consulting doctors via mobile phones. These women are not culturally empowered to seek help without their husband‟s permission. Therefore, mobile phone has provided them access, although limited, to health care."
Implications from SFG:
Sources:The Strategic Foresight Group, Middle-East Edition, May 2011, page 3: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG-ME_May2011.pdf#page=3
Arab Media Outlook 2009-13, Dubai Press Club. 2010 Poor Places, Thriving People: MENA Development Report 2010. „60% of Arab Population in MENA Region to be Online by 2020.‟Ameinfo, 24 February 2011.
„Middle East Mobile Subscription cross 200 Million Mark.‟ Informa Telecom and Media. 1 December 2010. http://www.informatm.com/itmgcontent/icoms/whats- new/20017830356.html;jsessionid=8EB882E6EB03B5498322CD728E9410DA.99bca588987beecd78 97fbeafca2dc7da5b1421d
„Wataniya Mobile IPO Open Now For Subscription.‟ Palestine Investment Fund. 7 November 2010.
„Text Messaging helps Thousands of Iraqi Refugees in Syria Receive UN Food Aid.‟ ICT Statistics Newslog. 5 October 2010.
„Overcoming Exclusion and Promoting Employment Using Mobile-Phone Technology.‟ Arab World Social Innovators Programme.
India, New Delhi: using Facebook and SMS to keep the city clean
Earlier this year, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) launched its Facebook page and an integrated SMS service to enable public monitoring of garbage collection sites and public toilets. If garbage is not collected or if toilets are not working, citizens can register complaints on the MCD Facebook page. There are 2,078 garbage dumps, 1,033 public toilets and 602 private toilets in MCD’s jurisdiction. There is also an MCD hotline for complaint registration
Implications from Intellecap:
Sources:Intellecap May 2011 page 16: