Who promotes Technipedia?
Technipedia is a virtual platform promoted by the University of Yaoundé I in the framework of an international university cooperation programme of the Interuniversity Consortium for University Management (CIGU) formed by:
University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon)
University Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal)
University of Antananarivo (Madagascar)
University Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo, Mozambique)
University of Guinea Ecuatorial
and the eight public Catalan universities:
which form the
This university cooperation programme has received funds from the Obra Social of Fundació La Caixa and the Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (AECID).
The aim of this project is to enhance and expand innovation and entrepreneurship among African university students in order to strengthen the national economical fabric. Furthermore, the project aims at deepening the relations between the universities and the economic sector through the exchange of knowledge.
How does Technipedia work?
In Technipedia, most of the content is created within the context of a "Business Opportunity". Start exploring how to use Technipedia by Browsing Business Opportunities by product on this site.
Once you've browsed some of Technipedia's Business Opportunities, register to become a Technipedian and start participating by joining one or more Business Opportunities. This way, you will be able to create different type of content, such as:
- Blog posts. These are just what you think: personal notes from individuals about a topic. Note that other users can comment on these posts.
- Discussions. A discussion is just that: You can create a page where comment any thought, idea, or question you want and other people will be able to comment on your initial post. Comments are "threaded" so you can comment on a comment.
- Polls. A poll is a powerful tool you can use to collect opinions of the community on a subject of your interest. Write down your question, prepare the possible answers and start collecting feedback.
- Events. If you know of a special event happening on a given day or time, create an "Event" describing it. These events will show up on the Calendar tab of an Opportunity home page.
- Group RSS feed. You can pull as an RSS feed any interesting content coming from other sites that you wish to add your opportunity.
There's more to building a community than the technology; it's the people and participation that makes a community work. This set of content types should give you all the choices you need to jump-start this community
Let us know your experiences or doubts here and we will get back to you.
The Technipedia Team