VeSeL is a research project, part of the Bridging the Global Digital Divide network, sponsored by the EPSRC in the UK. The aim of the VeSeL project is to enable rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to use advanced digital technology to improve their agricultural practices and literacy levels.
an Application Infrastructure Provider (AIP) supporting remote communities with access to digital libraries for offline use.
Kevin Walker is Research Officer at London Knowlege Lab. Find further information here.
Biochemistry, Language Teaching & Linguistics, Computing & Psychology, Human Centred Computing.
Current Research Interests
Appropriate new technologies to support and link collaboration & learning around scientific data and processes. Understanding context and supporting learning across contexts (e.g. in school, at home, in rural Kenya, etc...). Keywords: Mobile Learning, Handheld & Learning, Learning & e-Science, Learning & Context, Lifelong Learning, School-Home Linking.
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Rose Luckin leads the VeSeL project. She is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the London Knowledge Lab. Read a detailed profile .
Kenya consists of residents from many different cultures.
The youthful population of Kenya is around 34 million, with the median age of 18.2 years. By the end of 2001, Kenya was host to 220,000 refugees from neighbouring countries particularly Somalia and Sudan. The population of Kenya is sub-divided into the following ethnic groups â€“ Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjiin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6% and other African 15%, non-African 1%.
English and Kiswahili, also referred to as Swahili, are the official languages of Kenya. Both are taught in school and are equally popular; however rural Kenyans prefer to use their traditional tribal language. Kiswahili is spoken in all areas of Kenya but there are many places outside of the towns where English is not spoken.