Smart and Safe in Digital Space

youthday.jpg

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on the 12 August and the theme for International Youth Day 2018 is “Safe Space for Youth”.

This year theme especially aims at providing safety in civic spaces, public spaces, digital spaces, and well-planned physical spaces where youths of every nation can join and engage in various activities to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.

To keep in touch with our tech-driven and interconnected world, people of different generations are using internet and social media in their everyday lives. They are using internet usage and social media for everything from taking photos of breakfast to reading business and political headlines. In honor of International Youth Day, we compile some helpful tips to create safe digital space for youths from all over the world.

  •          We know that everyone loves “Facebooking” but facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. (Age requirement is same for twitter and Instagram).
  •          There are consequences of oversharing on social media. Don’t forget to protect your privacy, personal information and stay smart online.
  •          “Sign in” and “Sign out” in public computers. When using public computers in office, cybercafe or library, be sure to sign out from every email and social networking account.
  •          Create strong passwords and keep them secure. You are going to forget some passwords anyway. Don’t forget to add account recovery options by using email address or phone numbers.
  •          Think before you post. You’ve got be careful with what you post online because what you post on the internet is permanent after all (there are “Screenshot” and “Save”) and can quickly spread to other users beside your Friends and Followers.

Youths from the different backgrounds need to be assured of respect and self-worth in digital space to contribute themselves to community development. Zabai has been developing new ways and rules in LMS courses to court those essences of the nation who are also known as “Youths”. Our E-learning courses are helping especially youths from the developing nations to grow in technologically connected world.

Zabai with Myanmar's Digital Generation

In Myanmar, young people account for more than a third of the total population according to the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. This youngster group is quick in adopting tech-first based solutions to the country’s very own digital transformation. They prefer going digital in their everyday life ranging from political issues, business innovations and jobs to hiring taxi and ordering food online.

Now is the time the generation finally accelerates progress in digital education to foster innovations, raise productivity and increase quality and equity in the way other sectors have. In addition to this movement, Zabai is committed to supporting much- needed resources of Myanmar e-learning environment. Our core components of the courses are created by the experts, who have 20 years experiences in e-learning industry, to enhance the life skills, cognitive skills and knowledge of Myanmar youths.

myanmar with zabai.jpg

 

Our courses are easy to learn, easy to use and easy to acquire. Moreover, the course contents are localized to identify Myanmar people needs and they are at the same time provided in English language as well as Myanmar language.

Having a clear goal to provide high-quality education for people in developing countries, Zabai is now actively working together with professional associations and NGOs to promote digital education in Myanmar.

A Sneak Peek into Beta Testing Result from Life Skill LMS E-learning Course

Proudly present the result from our previous Hpa-An Trip!

By using various electronic devices, the total of 70 students were able to join our LMS Beta testing, available in both online and offline versions. It is our primary number one goal to ensure the usability and accessibility of this pre-released life skill course before the mainstream rollout.

Here comes the kicker. Most of the students have their own phones and even have assess to mobile data service which the students resulted in getting engaged with our LMS course in a very short time.

Despite a few initial difficulties, the testing is complemented by students’ questions and tremendous feedback. It is only a matter of time before Zabai’s Life Skills course will come back again with nice new additional features, more enhancements and more improvements.

Report.jpg

A successful workshop

We have been to the beautiful Hpa-An, together with the rain. Hpa-An is a capital city of Kayin State Myanmar, in which most of the population are of the Karen ethnic group. Although we witnessed heavy monsoon in Hpa-An, the active participation from our students kept the whole testing warm and cozy!

Our very first extended Learning Management System (LMS) was successfully tested with outstanding results. This “Life Skills” e-learning course is offered in two languages: English and Myanmar. Each chapter is carefully created with quality contents and yes, Zabai also supports voice reading text which means anyone can use our course despite their difficulties in reading. That is why our Hpa-An students were wearing earplugs in pictures!

Please have a look at those moments that we captured from Hpa-An Trip.