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Throwing an ICT4D BRCK at Hard Education Problems

Throwing an ICT4D BRCK at Hard Education Problems

Published on: Sep 23 2015 by Wayan Vota - 19 Comments
Congratulations to BRCK on their launch of BRCK Education yesterday. The Kio Kit is certainly a very cool hardware solution that has key innovations for educational...
3 Reasons Why Your Next Online Community Idea Will Fail

3 Reasons Why Your Next Online Community Idea Will Fail

Published on: Jul 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
As the initiator of three successful websites, EduTechDebate, OLPC News, and ICTworks, I am often asked to help others create online communities. Now they can be...
Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It

Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It

Published on: Dec 15 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It
At a typical development meeting, the person responsible for an epic fail would slip into a trapdoor and be consumed by sharks with freakin’ lasers. Yet at...
Please RSVP Now for Fail Fest DC 2014

Please RSVP Now for Fail Fest DC 2014

Published on: Nov 07 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Failure. No one likes to admit they failed. Yet, failure is normal. We all fail. More importantly, we must fail! Failure is the only true mark of leadership, innovation,...
4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

Published on: Jun 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
TechMoran reports that MTN Uganda has spent $235,000(!) on an “Internet bus,” a mobile telecentre where a computer lab is installed in a bus to be driven...
Please RSVP Now for Fail Forward 2014

Please RSVP Now for Fail Forward 2014

Published on: Jun 13 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now for Fail Forward 2014
All we’re taught about failure is to avoid it at all costs. Let’s explore leveraging it for adaptation, innovation, and resilience instead. Fail Forward...
Learning from Failure in International Development

Learning from Failure in International Development

Published on: May 16 2014 by Neelley Hicks - 4 Comments
Neelley Hicks presenting at the Fail Faire DC conference. A few years ago I traveled to Angola to provide technology training and tools to a local community. Things...
Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Imagine the scene: a stale conference room off Barcelona’s lively La Rambla, an assortment of techies, government bureaucrats, and development contractors...
RSVP Now for Fail Festival UK 2014 – A Celebration of Failure in Development

RSVP Now for Fail Festival UK 2014 – A Celebration of Failure in Development

Published on: Feb 24 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on RSVP Now for Fail Festival UK 2014 – A Celebration of Failure in Development
Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas...
A NICE International ICT4D Failure

A NICE International ICT4D Failure

Published on: Jan 29 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries....