Govt. College of Teacher Education,Thycaud conducted a 5 day workshop on “ICT for Education” from Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2013 with support of SPACE.The program, was attended by fifteen women Teacher educators and Research Scholars from across Kerala.
As part of its 10th anniversary programs, SPACE organised a seminar and workshop on Safe and Effective use of Internet at at Govt. Women's College, Vazhuthacaud from 11 to 13th Nov 2013.
The pervasive presence of information technology demands a new kind of awareness among women, for whom this technology has opened up new opportunities as well as challenges. Women have become victims to new forms of violence perpetrated by means of technology to the extent that it has escalated into a social issue which has unfortunately not been adequately addressed, as technology is something that confounds many people. Addressing this issue and promoting the safe use of technology among women were the main motive behind this endeavour.
“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, may be you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”, said Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO. Most of us do not think about privacy while using technologies to communicate about us and those around us, until we meet with violation of our privacy. It would often be too late by that time. Internet with its near infinite memory would be having much more information about us that we would want it to.
October being ADHD awareness month, an awareness programme was organised on the 28th of this month. Dr. Anil Kumar and Dr. Dinesh of Child Psychiatry of Trivandrum Medical College graced the occasion by their presence. Dr. Anil Kumar, the Guest speaker, apprised the parents about ADHD, its features, different forms of manifestations, its management, medication etc through video. Nearly 20 parents got the rare opportunity to listen to such a dedicated and experienced speaker.
"Maambu", a group of language enthusiasts who champion the use of Malayalam on the Internet, organised a one day seminar on " Malayalam Computing: Challanges and Responsibilities", with the support of SPACE and Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad at Parishad Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram on 12 October 2013. SPACE also conducted a free software installation fest at the venue.