Practical Insights on Education

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

Published on: Feb 14 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012
Made in Africa – Again! This time it’s the Cardiopad, a touch-screen medical tablet that enables heart exams to be performed in remote, rural locations...
Which is the Best Twitter Hashtag for ICT in Education? #ICT4E #ICT4Edu #EdTech #EduTech or Something Else?

Which is the Best Twitter Hashtag for ICT in Education? #ICT4E #ICT4Edu #EdTech #EduTech or Something Else?

Published on: Feb 10 2012 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; If you follow the #ICT4D hashtag on Twitter, you’ll see a strong, focused conversation around the use of ICT in international...
School Curriculum Should Drive Computer Use in Tanzanian Education Systems

School Curriculum Should Drive Computer Use in Tanzanian Education Systems

Published on: Dec 16 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 1 Comment
Over the course of the past semester, I teamed up with fellow RPI IT student, Lorena Nicotra, to develop a project that would promote curriculum-driven technology...
Are Mobile Phones and mLearning Failing in Education?

Are Mobile Phones and mLearning Failing in Education?

Published on: Dec 09 2011 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Recently, Tim Unwin was featured in the lengthy article, “Are mobiles failing the world of education?” The reporter noted that specialists are having...
USAID Request for Proposals: All Children Reading Grand Challenge for Development

USAID Request for Proposals: All Children Reading Grand Challenge for Development

Published on: Nov 18 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and World Vision (collectively referred...
Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Published on: Oct 07 2011 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
This week, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the Aakash, a “$35” Android tablet computer they are boastfully claiming...
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...
Digital Storytelling as a Form  of Youth Development

Digital Storytelling as a Form of Youth Development

Published on: Jun 22 2011 by Kelechi Edozie-Anyadiegwu - 1 Comment
The practice of storytelling is a fundamental practice in communities through out the developing world. Storytelling allows for monumental moments of times past...
What is the Potential Impact of Tablet Computers on Education Systems in Africa?

What is the Potential Impact of Tablet Computers on Education Systems in Africa?

Published on: Apr 25 2011 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
With the rise of the iPad, Kindle, and similar eReaders and touchscreen devices, tablet-shaped form factor computing power has become much more portable and yet...
“The Boy who Changed the World” ICTworks Interview with Simeon Oriko, Founder and Executive Director of The Kuyu Project

“The Boy who Changed the World” ICTworks Interview with Simeon Oriko, Founder and Executive Director of The Kuyu Project

Published on: Apr 08 2011 by Kelechi Edozie-Anyadiegwu - Comments Off on “The Boy who Changed the World” ICTworks Interview with Simeon Oriko, Founder and Executive Director of The Kuyu Project
Simeon Oriko is a young entrepreneur, age 21, who is the founder and Executive Director of The Kuyu Project, which is a digital literacy initiative aimed at teaching...