The Power  of One ICT Career Expo:  2009 Deon van der Merwe UNISA
 
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Thomas L. Friedman “The World Is Flat” <ul><li>Three great eras </li></ul><ul><li>of   </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </l...
<ul><li>1492 – Early 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Countries </li></ul>
<ul><li>Early 1800’s – 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Multinational </li></ul><ul><li>Companie...
<ul><li>2000 onwards…. </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>& Small Groups ...
Technology’s role in Globalization  <ul><li>Computing  Power (Cloud) </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity   - Trillion $ investm...
How can I be part of this  “Globalization” thing?
Few Examples of OSS Tools <ul><li>OS:  Linux,  Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers:  Mozilla Firefox ,  Google Chrome , Inte...
Few Examples of Social Networks  <ul><li>E-mail:  Listservs &  RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Social Spaces:  Facebook , Mysp...
Few Examples Content <ul><li>Academic Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Free and Open Source Java - Project </li></ul><ul><li>Google...
Learn how to Learn <ul><li>Find /Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilate /Collect </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate /Compare/Classi...
Barriers <ul><li>Cost of  Connectivity  (Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of  Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Own  Atti...
<ul><li>… if something can be done, it will be done  by someone somewhere in the world ….the challenge is to do it first  ...
Beware  of the Dark Side…
A Taste of the Future  <ul><li>Virtual Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable Computing </...
<ul><li>Stay up to Date </li></ul><ul><li>Lear to use relevant Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies (Software & Hardwa...
We have to: <ul><li>Think  Differently! </li></ul><ul><li>Interact  Differently! </li></ul><ul><li>Do Things  Differently!...
 
U  1 R THE
<ul><li>“ Take the World to Africa and Africa to the World”  (SAA) </li></ul>What now….
In Conclusion <ul><li>“ Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate a...
Questions?
Thanks <ul><li>Artwork:  </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques van der Merwe </li></ul><ul><li>(Gr. 9, Crawford Prep.) </li></ul>Deon ...
Thanks <ul><li>Artwork:  </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques van der  Merwe </li></ul><ul><li>(Gr. 9, Crawford College) </li></ul>De...
 
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Presentation given to approximately 140 FET College students at the 2009 ICT Careers Expo, organized by the South African Department of Communication and the Meraka e-Skills Institute. The idea of the presentation was to provide students with some insight into the potential of new ICTs as an enabler for the individual.

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The Power of One

  1. 1. The Power of One ICT Career Expo: 2009 Deon van der Merwe UNISA
  2. 3. <ul><li>0100110010101101110110101110111010100010101 </li></ul>1
  3. 4. Thomas L. Friedman “The World Is Flat” <ul><li>Three great eras </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>1492 – Early 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Countries </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Early 1800’s – 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Multinational </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>2000 onwards…. </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>& Small Groups </li></ul>
  7. 8. Technology’s role in Globalization <ul><li>Computing Power (Cloud) </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity - Trillion $ investment in fiber optic cable </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability (Standards) </li></ul><ul><li>OSS </li></ul><ul><li>No Borders </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 </li></ul>Time & Space becomes Irrelevant
  8. 9. How can I be part of this “Globalization” thing?
  9. 10. Few Examples of OSS Tools <ul><li>OS: Linux, Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers: Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome , Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines: Google , Cooliris , Yahoo, Ask, …. </li></ul><ul><li>Office Productivity: Open Office , Google Docs , Live@edu </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mail: Mozilla Thunderbird , Gmail , Hotmail, Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Mapping: Xmind , Freemind </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics: Gimp , Inkscape , …. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Animation: Blender </li></ul><ul><li>Developers tools …. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Few Examples of Social Networks <ul><li>E-mail: Listservs & RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Social Spaces: Facebook , Myspace, Linkedin , Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing: Youtube , Dailymotion </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing: Flickr , Photobucket </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Sharing: Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking: Delicious , Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: Technorati , MyBroadband , WordPress , Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis: Wikispaces , MediaWiki, Confluence </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Blogging/IM: Twitter , MXit , Jabber </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP: Skype , Windows Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Reality: Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups: Google Earth </li></ul>
  11. 12. Few Examples Content <ul><li>Academic Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Free and Open Source Java - Project </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes U </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Open Courseware </li></ul><ul><li>NOVA </li></ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Software in HE </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Engineering Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  12. 13. Learn how to Learn <ul><li>Find /Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilate /Collect </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate /Compare/Classify/Organize/Deduce </li></ul><ul><li>Reconstruct /Invent/Design/Create </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate and ……. </li></ul><ul><li>Never stop learning! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Barriers <ul><li>Cost of Connectivity (Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Own Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Time </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>… if something can be done, it will be done by someone somewhere in the world ….the challenge is to do it first  </li></ul>Remember….
  15. 16. Beware of the Dark Side…
  16. 17. A Taste of the Future <ul><li>Virtual Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Bionics </li></ul><ul><li>Cybernetics </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Stay up to Date </li></ul><ul><li>Lear to use relevant Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies (Software & Hardware) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a presence (Website, Blog, social) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build the network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the Culture and Rules of Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the Jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give & Take </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find and Engage with Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative!! </li></ul>So What Now?
  18. 19. We have to: <ul><li>Think Differently! </li></ul><ul><li>Interact Differently! </li></ul><ul><li>Do Things Differently! </li></ul>
  19. 21. U 1 R THE
  20. 22. <ul><li>“ Take the World to Africa and Africa to the World” (SAA) </li></ul>What now….
  21. 23. In Conclusion <ul><li>“ Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Albert Einstein) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. Questions?
  23. 25. Thanks <ul><li>Artwork: </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques van der Merwe </li></ul><ul><li>(Gr. 9, Crawford Prep.) </li></ul>Deon van der Merwe UNISA [email_address]
  24. 26. Thanks <ul><li>Artwork: </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques van der Merwe </li></ul><ul><li>(Gr. 9, Crawford College) </li></ul>Deon van der Merwe UNISA [email_address]
  25. 28. RSS
  26. 29. Facebook
  27. 30. Linkedin
  28. 31. Youtube
  29. 32. Dailymotion
  30. 33. Flickr
  31. 34. Photobucket
  32. 35. Slideshare
  33. 36. Delicious
  34. 37. Tschnorati
  35. 38. MyBroadband
  36. 39. Wordpress
  37. 40. Wikispaces
  38. 41. Twitter
  39. 42. MXit
  40. 43. Skype
  41. 44. Second Life Images by BlueLinden from Flickr
  42. 45. Google Earth
  43. 46. Academic Earth
  44. 47. FOSS Java - Project
  45. 48. Google Scholar
  46. 49. iTunes U
  47. 50. MIT Open Courseware
  48. 51. NOVA
  49. 52. OER Commons
  50. 53. Open Source Software in HE
  51. 54. Stanford Engineering Everywhere
  52. 55. Wikipedia
  53. 56. Ubuntu
  54. 57. Mozilla Firefox
  55. 58. Google Chrome
  56. 59. Google
  57. 60. Cooliris
  58. 61. Open Office
  59. 62. Google Docs
  60. 63. Mozilla Thunderbird
  61. 64. Gmail
  62. 65. Xmind
  63. 66. Gimp
  64. 67. Inkscape
  65. 68. Audacity
  66. 69. Blender
  67. 70. Java
  68. 71. Second Life Images by BlueLinden from Flickr
  69. 72. Augmented Reality Back
  70. 73. Wearable Computing
  71. 74. Robotics
  72. 75. Bionics
  73. 76. Cybernetics

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