Maxwell is a Tech Enthusiast, Educationist and Virtual tutor for Educational Technology. He co-founds three not-for-profit organizations which focus on youth capacity building, mentorship and leadership. Maxwell is also a biologist and environmentalist who works passionately towards the SDGs and Agenda 2063. He believes strongly in the greater good and inclusivity of all humans regardless of their religion, race or gender.
This month's nomination comes from Joris Darlington, who introduces us to Maxwell Beganim:
Maxwell Beganim hails from Ghana and contributes to Twi Wikipedia. He is currently the president of Kumasi Hub.
Maxwell has been honoured with the Star Ambassador award for his contributions to the the open movement especially on Wikipedia and it's sister projects. Maxwell and his fellow colleagues at Kumasi Wiki Hub with their enthusiasm to make impacts in some secondary schools in the Ashanti region is overwhelming. They work actively on Kiwix and provide training about it in different parts of the region.
Recently, Maxwell Beganim and a community volunteer Boakye Otuo Acheampong, visited Kumasi Academy and Konongo Odumasi SHS respectfully and had over 100 students trained on how to install and use the Kiwix to help their academic work. The students were thrilled and expressed their interest and desire to know more about Wikipedia and its sister projects. At the end of the day, the Kiwix was installed on over 20 desktop computers and 2 laptops. The student got most of their questions answered and felt furnished with the requisite skills to also train their peers on what they have learned.
These training includes introduction of Wikimedia with a focus on Wikipedia, digital information literacy its relevance and how they can harness opportunities in the open resource to enhance their academic work. And also with the help of Kiwix they are achieving to advocate for Open Education in their region.
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Author :Sailesh Patnaik
UNESCO has launched a global conversation on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainly and precarity.
Kids in Estonia are perfoming among the best in the world. Why ?
Standard test for 15 year olds are the best in Europe.They are positioned as 4th in the world of science,5th and 8th for reading and mathematics respectively.
1.Estonia expects high standards from every Child with resources available to succeed and books,transport and lunch are free.
There has been construtction of new efficient building with fewer resources in the long term.
Teachers salaries are on increasing pedestal to attract smart candidates.Irrespective of the structure and size of the community be it rural,urban,small or big the expectation to achieve the best is the priority.The family background has less impact on students achievements or school results with the link between thei socioeconomic status and reading skills weaker than the OECD average.
2.Teachers have autonomy
Teacher determine their own methodology as long as it is they stick to the curriculum.The government employs teacher with masters degree only.
3.Estonia digital technology fast
According to TES,they were among the first countries to integrate digital skills into the curriculum.It is projected that in 2020,every school in Estonia mush be able to teach using only digital learning materials.
World Economic Forum as how could schools in improve in the country?
Compiled by Maxwell Beganim.
Maxwell Beganim,popularly called Max Beg is an educationist ,Entrepreneur and Co-founder of International Model Diplomats for Integrated Development (IMDID).He is a conference facilitator and an expert in Higher Education Pedagogy.