Greenstone workshop in Pohnpei, Micronesia

Ian Witten. Thursday, May 14th, 2009.

Ian Witten has just returned from giving a workshop on the Greenstone Digital Library Software in Pohnpei, Micronesia. He has given workshops before in faraway places, but this was an extraordinary experience. Pohnpei is a capital city that he’d never heard of before (have you)? It’s little more than a pixel on Google Maps, and on the way from Hawaii his plane landed on atolls uncharted even by Google. Organized by the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, each of the 18 carefully-selected participants received a laptop to take home with them. They came from Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Guam, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Majuro, and Pago Pago. The hospitality was wonderful, laughter rang throughout the workshop — and the students were extremely dedicated, working into coffee and lunch breaks in a manner unheard of in laid-back tropical islands. In five days we all learned a lot.

2 Responses to “Greenstone workshop in Pohnpei, Micronesia”

  1. Darsy Augustine Says:

    Thank you Very Much Ian Witten. Come back next time and we will climb the Sokehs rock Mountain..

    Darsy

  2. Courses Says:

    Great site. Thank you for this helpful information..

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