Web site made by some Masters students in Agriculture at VeSeL partner University of Nairobi. It contains information about African foods, recipes, restaurants, and news.
info to come
Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani is a Fellow of IEE and InstP, and was appointed to a chair in Communication Networks and Systems in Leeds in 2007. He was Professor of optical communications in the University of Wales Swansea between 2000 and 2007, head and founder of the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT) at the University of Wales Swansea, with about 40 full time staff. He is Chairman of the IEEE UK and RI Communications Chapter and was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems Committee and Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Signal Processing and Communication Electronics (SPCE) Committee. He was a member of IEEE ComSoc Technical Activities Councilâ€™ (TAC) and is and has been on the technical program committee of thirteen IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM conferences between 1995 and 2007 including eight times as Symposium Chair.
Work on the VeSeL wireless sensor network is led by Jaafar Elmirghani and Amar Kabashi of the University of Leeds, Communications Networks and Systems.
INFONET-BioVision being demonstrated during delivery and training of the VeSeL laptop in Kiangwachi
VeSeL is partnering with INFONET-BioVision which provides content about organic farming practices, with the aim to strengthen sustainable development of farmers and rural communities in Africa. Members of the INFONET-BioVision team are scheduled to visit the VeSeL partner community of Kambu during the first week of April, coordinating with VeSeL local partner the University of Nairobi.
Lynne Dunckley and Rose Luckin walking the fields of Kambu
With their small market gardens, VeSeL team member Lynne Dunckley of Thames Valley University sees similarities between her UK home and the African villages where VeSeL is working. While walking in the fields around Kambu, she noticed not large fields full of a single crop, but small mixed ones - "bananas, baby corn, green beans, all grown in small market gardens." This, she thought, was like Berkshire, her village in the UK, which has lots of market gardens.
This is one of the motivations behind our aim to have linked gardens - in the UK and Kenya - each acting as a (literal) test bed for advanced technologies.
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 .