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THREE SOUTH AFRICAN TEENAGE GIRLS CREATE AFRICA’S FIRST PRIVATE SATELLITE

Originally posted on Afronomist:

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As opposed to a group of specialist engineers or inventors handling this project as expected, the creation of Africa’s first private satellite is being powered by a group of teenage South African girls.

The satellite, which will launch in the first quarter of 2016, is not only a celebration of African innovation, but a positive shift in participation of the African girl child who would have, in the past, let the “geeky boys” handle it.

Teenagers like Nina-Rose Clarke of Pinelands High School have become more confident as young women and can testify to this paradigm shift. “I never thought building things could be this interesting. I am loving this experience. It’s so exciting to be exposed to more than just drawing and studying ideas. Constructing stuff is so much better.”

Pupils from across Cape Town witnessed the launch of this project backed up by the Meta Economic Development Organisation…

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And the sun goes down

Originally posted on Vacuum Packed:

A study of an olive grove in shifting lights by Vincent van Gogh
from 1889:

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Love It, Meryl..But Juuuust A Little More To The Left..

Originally posted on Cute Overload:

[I love what you’re doing. You’re a superstar..you know that, right? Wonderful. The camera LOVEs you. OK. Work with me here, and we’ll get this shot nailed down. We’re about to lose the light.]

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(Arne found it here.)

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Five ways to rev up your innovation engine

Originally posted on IBM Center for Applied Insights:

innovation“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”
– Steven Johnson

The recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) global study on innovation points out that innovation correlates strongly with enterprise value creation: The 25 most innovative companies are outpacing the broader market in terms of aggregate market capitalization. Indeed, not just prosperity, but even enterprise survival, may be at stake.

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Inspirations from Creative people and key mantras for workplace innovation and creativity

Originally posted on INNOVATION FORUM:

The creative people series salutes great innovators of all times. This series doesn’t intend to act as an encyclopaedia of rich and famous people but touches those who made an impact by their extremely creative and innovative instincts. Key motto of the series is to stress on the point that how the creative urge from within motivates a person to reach unexpected dimensions of knowledge and inventions. As a famous saying of Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple) mentions: “We are here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

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In this post I have tried to compile and draw lessons from seven great innovators from different trades and with different personalities. I have particularly put stress on the fact that creativity and leadership are not domain specific and these traits are achievable by anyone making serious efforts, although the feat is not an easy one…

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TELeVision – TILT’s vision for #TEL, #eLearning, #teaching, #edtech

Originally posted on TILT:

Last week we (the brand new splinter cell TILT), presented to the Birmingham Business School Assembly. TILT managed to get a few laughs from the welcoming audience which is always a bonus and the 15 minutes flew by in the blink of an eye.

The focal point of TILT’s presentation had to be TELeVision, our video describing the way in which we see Technology Enhanced Learning developing, the way it integrates into teaching practice and how ideas and concepts can be portrayed via slick video production and graphic visualisation filmed and edited within the context of the subject matter (let’s have less talking heads and more engaging and meaningful videos. no?).

So, dear blog readers, here is TELeVision:

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