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If You’re Not Failing at ICT4D, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

If You’re Not Failing at ICT4D, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

Published on: Oct 19 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 5 Comments
The word failure has always held a negative connotation. It makes sense. Failure represents effort, time, and money that did not produce results: a largely negative...
Are Robots the School Teachers of the Future?

Are Robots the School Teachers of the Future?

Published on: Oct 05 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 3 Comments
Have you seen the 1990-film “Class of 1999?” In it, a Seattle school system is so ridden with gang violence and drug abuse that not even the police...
ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

Published on: Sep 23 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 3 Comments
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Technology is progressive. It is constantly changing and evolving as new components make their way into the...
Young People: the Future of ICT4D?

Young People: the Future of ICT4D?

Published on: Sep 07 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 1 Comment
Reliant, incompetent, self-loving, all-around-pains-in-the-neck: This is the typical stereotype for young professionals in the workforce today. It is often noted...
Can Machines Replace Teachers in Education Systems?

Can Machines Replace Teachers in Education Systems?

Published on: Aug 26 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 2 Comments
“Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine, should be.” – David Thornburg Does this statement make you cringe? Squirm a bit in your chair?...
Designing Technology Solutions for an Aging Population

Designing Technology Solutions for an Aging Population

Published on: Aug 12 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - Comments Off on Designing Technology Solutions for an Aging Population
The world’s aging population was a trending topic at the Society of International Development’s World Congress, July 29 – 31, 2011 at the Omni-Shore Hotel...
The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

Published on: Aug 10 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 7 Comments
Most people that I have met in the international development field have had strong opinions for or against involvement in the ICT field of the Peace Corps.  I’ve...