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The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 19 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Digitization will have profound effects on the world of work. According to McKinsey, while technology will lift productivity and economic growth, up to 375 million...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...
Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines  – Your Weekend Long Reads

Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 14 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads
In 2018 around half the world’s population will be online, which is a major achievement. It also means there is still much work to be done to include the other...
New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 07 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads
There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters, making them three times more likely to be out of school than children...
Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 31 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads
UNESCO, in partnership with Pearson, has released the final batch of case studies of digital solutions that are inclusive for people with low skills and low...
The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 8 Comments
Earlier this month I attended FUTUR.E.S in Africa in Casablanca, the first event to connect French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems. Startups, academics...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones won market share from smartphones in Africa. The market share of smartphones fell to 39% in 2017 (from 45%),...