An older letter from Pamela
- View SourceHi Pamela,
What a wonderful welcome letter you wrote! I hope that somebody might
respond, but especially from Italy.
We spoke about your continuing interest in the ginger project.
You received a request from school teacher Veronica Bahago in Nigeria
for information about processing ginger. Her crop is due this month.
You give this as a good example of a need that we want to be able to
respond promptly and usefully to.
I share your letter that you wrote before your trip to Zambia. Pamela,
I checked and you do have moderator privileges so please keep me posted
if there are any problems.
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Pamela McLean wrote:
> Hi Andrius
> Good to be in contact again
> This is the Email lurking in my drafts folder from July 15th
> Andrius, Janet and recent new members of [learningfromeachother]
> Andrius - Thank you for including [learningfromeachother] in your
> rich email - which I have printed out to read - life is keeping me
> away from the Internet a lot recently - but with more time on trains
> to catch up with reading.
> I feel I should update you and others on my recent silence, and look
> forward with you.
> # Techi glitch
> One difficulty is a "techi glitch" - I don't know if anyone can shed
> light on it. I wanted to visit [learningfromeachother] in moderator
> role to check for recent memers and to welcome them. I wanted to
> discover their intersts before writing more about my own. . I also
> wanted to give permission for Janet's letter to be published. The
> problem is that when I access the home page I am told that I do not
> have moderator privilages. I could understand that happening if I had
> come in using a different email address to my registered one - but
> that does not seem to be the answer. It is very confusing. I was sent
> a notice abour Janet's recent letter asking if, as moderator, I would
> give permission for its publication - I clicked the link to
> [learningfromeachother] from that letter - only to be told that I do
> not have moderator privelages. So..
> # New members of the groups. During Andrius' travels he mentioned
> bringing some new people to this tiny fledgeling group - So - if you
> have really arrived - hello - and welcome to you. Please introduce
> yourselves and how you are interested in learning from each other.
> # Janet's letter
> Janet - sorry I have not been able to publish your letter yet - but
> thank you for sending it and for your offer to help me to network
> while I am in Zambia. I regret it is unlikely that I would be able to
> follow up any introductions with F2F meetings as it will be a very
> brief visit. It is less than a week and only in Lusaka - very
> different to my Nigerian trips. I don't know when (or if) there is any
> "personal time" while I am there to arrange any meetings.
> # Learning from each other in Zambia
> I have been invited to a trainers workshop - an opportunity to work
> together with other ICT4D trainers working in various other African
> countries, and to learn from each other (expenses paid). The
> information we have had so far about the workshop suggests that an
> online Community of Practice will be set up at the end of the workshop
> and it will be open to any trainers with an ICT4D interest. If that
> includes anyone here - or anyone you know - please ask me about it
> when I get back.
> # Learning about, and with, Elluminate
> I recently had a great opportunity to experiment with Elluminate. To
> imagine Elluminate think of yahoo chat - type and talk - then add an
> interactive whiteboard section for powerpoint presentations and
> webpages and so on - and other inteactive features and you will begin
> to get the picture.) It is a very odd idea, and interesting
> challenge, to give a presentation to people about your work - but
> without being able to see them - almost like a radio broadcast - with
> breaks for questions. I had been able to attend two previous
> Elluminate presetations so I had some idea of the dynamics, and how it
> felt to be on the receiving end. I was intrigued by the way that
> people could have written "conversations" at the same time that the
> speaker was talking. It reminded me of children passing notes (polite
> ones only) during ordinary lessons - but the benefit is that the
> teacher can "look over their shoulders" and feed in the comments,
> questions, and conversations-on-the side at appropriate times, #
> Neglecting [learningfromeachother]
> Preparations for the Elluminate presentation and Zambia (plus some
> unusual family pressures) has taken my attention from involvement in
> online discussion groups.I appreciate the way that Andrius set this
> one up for me - and do look forward to gradually nurturing it.