Cyclearn enables students from ages 9-99 to develop confidence with technology through an empowering journey.
Low-cost technologies combined with free Cyclearn content empower anyone to find their feet with appropriate tools, and use them to begin to realise their ideas.
Content in Action
The next workshop is an Introduction to Arduino held at the Work-Shop in Redfern.
Past workshops include assisting with the Intel Galileo Arduino workshop run as part of Vivid.
James has run day-long seminars at Macquarie University's MacICT since September 2013, and takes advantage of feedback to augment and expand the content.
If you'd like to host a workshop, or are interested in learning a specific topic. Please contact James.
About the content
Content cards are each uniquely tailored to achieve more than just the specified learning outcomes. They provide:
- a summary to allow the student to discover what the card is about
- an atomic unit of learning that they can then apply to a range of possible tasks; the student chooses how deep they wish to go
- suggestions of completed tasks to teach others or simply share experiences
- a card's pre-requisites and also what they can "unlock" so that the student can choose what they feel like discovering next, and also go to-and-fro between tasks/cards depending on their disposition
Content for Cyclearn courses are freely available from the Moodle, and are constantly being refined. Please sign-up here
for course content.
About the founder
James Zaki has spent most of his life doing what he loves: playing with technology. Starting from age 8 with programmable technic lego and age 10 with the BASIC programming language, he continued exploring these interests at home until taking Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Sydney.
Throughout school and university, James was always tutoring technical subjects that he had completed 1-2 years prior, from high-school science/maths to university programming. He says that this is thanks to his combination of knowledge, empathy, and patience.
In November 2013, with over 10 years of industry experience in a range of technologies and companies, James created Cyclearn to leverage his technological abilities with the desire to empower others through self-guided learning
Are you ready for the Cyclearn?
Email James Zaki