Magdalena Dimkova's Blog (24)

GOW 2016 in Macedonia

Open the Windows for fifth year in a row organized Get Online Week campaign in Macedonia. This year’s campaign was supported by governmental institutions as Ministry for Information Society and Administration, Directorate for Personal Data Protection, educational institutions (primary, secondary schools, and universities), civil society organizations, and the media. The focus of this year’s activities were Internet safety, particularly for young people with disabilities and the importance of…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 26, 2016 at 12:27 — No Comments

Classroom of the 21st century

Open the Windows together with students from High School Brakja Miladinovci from Skopje visited the classroom of the 21st century at Faculty of computer science and engineering (FCSE). Aleksandar Stojmenski from FCSE introduced the study programs and gave practical examples of benefits of studying at FCSE. High school students were very interested on the new…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 17, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

ICT and employment: necessity and opportunity

Today 16 of March 2016 Open the windows held a conference “ICT and employment: necessity and opportunities”, at hotel “Porta” in Skopje.

The aim of the conference was to contribute to raising awareness of the need and potential benefits of using ICT as a facilitating skill for equal opportunities to the open labor market. 

The first session was dedicated to ICT…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 16, 2016 at 20:52 — No Comments

Tetovo University Students started their practical training during Get Online Week

Today twenty six students started their practical training. Divided into five groups visited Centre for assistive technology and monitored the work with different beneficiaries. They were very interested how to use assistive technology, computer and educational software with children with different types of disability.

At the request of Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation on the State University of Tetovo, Open the Windows agreed to provide practical training for more…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 15, 2016 at 23:36 — No Comments

Inclusive Workshop on Internet Safety

On March 14, Open the Windows in cooperation with the Directorate for Personal Data Protection, held an inclusive workshop on Internet safety for students with and without disability.

The workshop was hosted by Nikola Karev high school. Students from three other high schools and the users of the Center for Assistive Technology attended the workshop.

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 14, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2015 in Macedonia

Open the Windows for the fourth time organized Get Online Week campaign in Macedonia. For this year campaign we:

- Make a collaboration with Faculty of computer science and engineering for testing robots in education and rehabilitation for children with disabilities;

- For the whole week young people with disabilities shared their photos and statements on computer use with aim to empower others;

- Students from the Institute of Speech Therapy from the Medical Faculty…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 30, 2015 at 16:18 — No Comments

Digital inclusion overcomes everyday barierrs

In the modern society everyone should have some digital skills for life. You can use information technology and Internet for paying bills, arranging medical visits, shopping, learning, entertainment, communication, information etc. But there are still lots of people that can not start the computer, or use the mouse and keyboard, or play a music on youtube.

People…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 30, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

University Third Age's students active again

Open the Windows team already visited the University Third Age for Get online week 2013. Then Open the Windows's team organize a debate “Information technology and the third age: Opportunity or difficulty”. From then till now students are very interested for digital skills. Because of that this year we organized…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 30, 2015 at 1:30 — No Comments

Collaboration for future

At the begging of Get online week in Macedonia, on Monday 23 of March Open the Windows met with professor Nevena Ackovska and student Ana Tanevska from Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. For the past several months Ana was visiting the Open the Windows's Center for assistive technology and had a chance to met our beneficiaries. …

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 30, 2015 at 1:16 — No Comments

Mother and son - digital empowered

 

Open the Windows team always pointed out that families are our partners in the work with beneficiaries with different type of disabilities. Because beneficiaries visit our Center for assistive technology once or twice a week, the families are important chain in acquiring digital skills. Especially for persons with intellectual disabilities, if they doesn't repeat what they learn every day, they easily can forget it. Because of this we find families as important partner. But…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 25, 2015 at 13:29 — No Comments

Digital inclusion for everyone

Today is the day dedicate to youth, because of this, Open the Windows invite youth with disabilities to share their photos and information about their digital skills. 

Aleksandar Matovski Cako supports the campaign Get Online Week 2015. He is 24 years old with Down syndrome, and he uses the computer for writing songs, essays, papers and presentations for the exams as he is fourth year student at the Pedagogical Faculty in Skopje.…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 24, 2015 at 21:28 — No Comments

Prestigious Acknowledgement from ERSTE Foundation for Open the Windows

On June 27 in Vienna, Austria, Open the Windows won a prestigious international award. The Project for e-Accessible Education, which has been supporting the educational opportunities of students with disabilities for over three years now and is funded by USAID, was one  of the 35 winners of the ERSTE Foundation Award…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on August 16, 2013 at 10:57 — No Comments

Activities within the USAID Project for e-Accessible Education

In April, the project selected 31 schools that will participate in its second phase. The selection was made with the support of the project's Working Group, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Bureau for Development of Education.

At the end of April, at the Porta Hotel in Skopje, the project marked the start of the cooperation with 31 primary schools in the country with a kick-off event, which was also used to inform school representatives…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on August 16, 2013 at 10:24 — No Comments

Educational Software for Inclusive Education

On May 28, at the Continental Hotel, Open the Windows held a round table on Educational Software for Inclusive education.

The round table gathered representatives of the Austrian organizations Life Tool and Diakonie, the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, USAID Macedonia, educational institutions, civic organizations, schools and individuals with disabilities.…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on August 16, 2013 at 9:59 — No Comments

GOW2013 story from Macedonia:If There is a Will There is a Way

Tomislav Dimiskovski is 76 year old. He has been teaching almost his entire life: A primary school teacher during his active working life, he continued his mission during retirement in a slightly different manner. Driven by his vigorous spirit and the belief that only an active person can be healthy and vital, Tomislav formed the Third Age University association, which nurtures…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on April 15, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

GOW2013 story from Macedonia:Only the Sky is the Limit

Milena is 21-years old girl with physical disability. Despite of the severe spasms of her hand muscles, she bravely fights every day to get better education, because she believes that is the only way to find employment one day.

Having graduated from the Sv. Naum Ohridski public high school for education and rehabilitation, she enrolled again to study another course.…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on April 15, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

GOW2013 story from Macedonia:Power Users of Technology

Dobri Jovevski and Zivka Stoilkovska are primary school teachers from Kriva Palanka . Kriva Palanka is a small town located in the northeastern part of Macedonia with nearly 15 thousand inhabitants. In this town there are only two primary schools, one secondary school and one dormitory for students from the neighboring villages.

These two primary school teachers are real…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on April 15, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Get Online Week Campaign in Macedonia

In Macedonia, 3,155 people gave their support by filling the digital counter on the Open the Windows website.

During the campaign, several events were organized which included governmental and educational institutions, civil organizations, schools and individuals with disabilities.…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on April 2, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Digital Inclusion in Macedonia

Today, Open the Windows held a round table on Digital Inclusion in Macedonia at the Porta hotel in Skopje.

The round table, organized within the Get Online Week campaign, gathered…

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Added by Magdalena Dimkova on March 20, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

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