Practical Insights on Information Literacy

Why Digital Skills Really Matter for ICT4D Projects – Your Weekend Long Reads

Why Digital Skills Really Matter for ICT4D Projects – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Why Digital Skills Really Matter for ICT4D Projects – Your Weekend Long Reads
In an increasingly online world, people need digital skills to work and live productively. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of these skills. Across...
Five Traits of Low-literacy Technology Users – Your Weekend Long Reads

Five Traits of Low-literacy Technology Users – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 20 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 5 Comments
We know that the first step to good human-centered design is understanding your user. IDEO calls this having an empathy mindset, the “capacity to step into...
Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads

Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Nov 11 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Digital Literacy Skills – Your Weekend Long Reads
Starting today, we’re experimenting with a roundup of the best links for your long-form reading pleasure over the weekend. Please let us know what you think...
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...
Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

Published on: Jan 04 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum
As millions of people come online across the globe through mobile devices, mobile information literacy is vital for those who have leapfrogged from traditional...
Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Published on: Oct 09 2015 by Gennie Gebhart - 2 Comments
Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which...
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...
Giving Everyone a Laptop is Counterproductive for Learning

Giving Everyone a Laptop is Counterproductive for Learning

Published on: Apr 20 2012 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Here’s a quiz for you. Let’s say you are in the middle of a rural below-poverty-line area in a developing country. Let’s say you have 30 mobile phones, or...