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The City library’s e-learning services received a second nomination from the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) for its mobile literacy programme.

The city’s e-learning services has been nominated for its mobile literacy programme that introduces productive ways of using mobile devices for various purposes such as reading, doing school homework, writing development, gamification and edutainment activities.

Activities under mobile literacy include educational apps such as Little Alchemy that introduces learners to chemistry, Brain It On puzzle game which introduces learners to physics and how to solve complex tasks and Tanks Coding that teachers learners to code using puzzles.

Since its inception in 2018, over 5 000 children have benefited from the library’s mobile literacy programme.

The City library’s e-leaning services needs your vote to win the United Nations World Summit on Information Society award. Voting closes on 24 January 2020.

To vote, please follow the instructions below:

1.       Go to the following link.
https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/Prizes/2020#start

2.       Register as a new user
3.       Log in to your account
4.       Go to the “Voting Form” or click Vote
5.       Vote in each of 18 categories (only then is your vote valid!)... City of Johannesburg is Category 9 — Action Line C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-learning. (Mobile Literacy in City of Johannesburg Libraries)