Practical Insights on Digital Literacy

Basic Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit

Basic Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit

Published on: Jul 17 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls. Increasingly they are the primary way people across the world access the internet. Whilst the internet...
5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

Published on: May 29 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform
Recently, the Mozilla Foundation product development team set off to design a new, general purpose content publishing platform that could enable creativity among...
Apply Now: $100,000 in UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Apply Now: $100,000 in UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Published on: May 18 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Since 1967, the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have recognized and rewarded 470 projects and programmes in the field of literacy for their excellence...
The Continuing Need for Infomediaries in Digital Development

The Continuing Need for Infomediaries in Digital Development

Published on: May 17 2017 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
When we advocate for investments in new digital development solutions, we often make the case for them to be dead simple to use, expecting our constituents to be...
Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Published on: Sep 21 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Are SMS projects still relevant? Are toll-free phone numbers still needed? As more and more people in developing countries have access to cheap smartphones and...
5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops

5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops

Published on: Jun 01 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops
Not being able to operate a phone is one of the most reported barriers to women adopting and using mobile technology and ultimately accessing life-enhancing mobile...
5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

Published on: May 11 2015 by Denise Phelps - Comments Off on 5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries
Recently, the Technology Salon in Washington DC asked if Digital Economies Will Empower or Enslave the Next 4 Billion Mobile Users? While there was a general recognition...
Needed: More Mozilla in International Development

Needed: More Mozilla in International Development

Published on: Dec 20 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I am Christine Prefontaine and I learned about Mozilla because a good friend of mine started working there. Before, like many of you, I thought of them only as...
An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

Published on: Nov 07 2013 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
When we think about expanding Internet access around the globe, we often focus on providing an Internet connection. But what comes next? To use an Internet connection,...
12 Challenges Facing Computer Education in Kenyan Schools

12 Challenges Facing Computer Education in Kenyan Schools

Published on: Sep 12 2011 by Guest Writer - 13 Comments
While ICT continues to advance in western and Asian countries, African countries still experience a lag in its implementation, and that continues to widen the...