Practical Insights on Education for ICT4D Projects

Please Submit Your Session Ideas: mEducation Alliance Symposium 2019

Please Submit Your Session Ideas: mEducation Alliance Symposium 2019

Published on: Jun 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
When we refer to “digital literacy”, we typically think of a set of digital and information and communication technology (ICT) skills needed for workforce success...
Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Published on: May 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
Do you remember when discount stores sold CD-ROMs with 1,000 fonts?  Or 1,000 games? Or best of all 1,000 useless software programs?  That’s shovelware: tons...
EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

Published on: Apr 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Secondary school students in Cameroon spend the entire last month of their final year in school preparing for their Baccalaureate. Passing it and scoring well marks...
5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

Published on: Mar 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Back in the day, One Laptop Per Child promised a digital revolution in education. By handing out “$100 laptops” to children, and for the most part sidelining...
Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers

Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers

Published on: Mar 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank wants to create a critical mass of global ICT experts across the African continent. They have...
6 Myths of Designing Online Learning Programs

6 Myths of Designing Online Learning Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
It’s not just policymakers and donors who hold fast to myths about online learning, as I shared in the last post (Six Myths of Online Learning Education Programs...
6 Myths of Online Learning Education Programs in International Development

6 Myths of Online Learning Education Programs in International Development

Published on: Feb 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Online learning is not new. And it’s been a round a long time. Yet, if my work in international education development is any indication, there are a number of...
Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Published on: Feb 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works...
Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 16 2019 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development
Every day, we are all tasked with supporting staff in distant offices to use new and emerging technologies. However, emails, chats, and even phone calls can only...
6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy

6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy

Published on: Nov 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Ways Educational Technology Projects Can Improve Children’s Literacy
Families and communities have a tremendous role to play in improving educational and reading outcomes for children around the globe. Recognizing the power of this...