Practical Insights on Online Learning

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Speed a Global Embrace of Online Learning?

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Speed a Global Embrace of Online Learning?

Published on: Jun 10 2020 by Mary Burns - 12 Comments
COVID-19 is a global health disaster, a global economic disaster, and a global education disaster. As we write this, 90% of the world’s students – from...
Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners

Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners

Published on: Mar 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The COVID Digital Response Workshop yesterday brought together 300 digital development practitioners from governments, donors, and health systems in low- and middle-income...
4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

Published on: Jan 16 2020 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
In January 2019, we ran our online certificate course: “How to Teach Online” for the first time ever. We had 100 participants from 30 countries and 10 guest...
6 Myths of Designing Online Learning Programs

6 Myths of Designing Online Learning Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2019 by Mary Burns - 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 Mary Burns - 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...
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...
Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Published on: Aug 09 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development
Blockchain technology may have the potential to help us tackle existing development challenges and prepare governments for changes that are underway. While this...
Do Not Underestimate the Online Learning Investment

Do Not Underestimate the Online Learning Investment

Published on: Feb 10 2014 by Siobhan Green - 8 Comments
When considering the cost of flying a person to Africa (plus hotel and living expenses) to conduct a training, the return on investment for online learning seems...
RSVP Now to Debate MOOCs Impact in the Developing World

RSVP Now to Debate MOOCs Impact in the Developing World

Published on: Jun 17 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on RSVP Now to Debate MOOCs Impact in the Developing World
Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many more top name universities are launching Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to hundreds, and hundred of thousands of students....
Are Massive Open Online Courses Massive Opportunity or Massive Hype?

Are Massive Open Online Courses Massive Opportunity or Massive Hype?

Published on: Apr 19 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Massive Open Online Courses Massive Opportunity or Massive Hype?
Join us for an in-depth analysis of these questions and the overall educational impact of Massive Open Online Courses on the developing world during the MOOC Educational...