Practical Insights on Kentaro Toyama

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Published on: Nov 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which used to be a day we gave thanks for a bountiful harvest and successful preparations for winter, but now usually means...
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...
Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Published on: Jul 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I firmly believe in Kentaro Toyama’s maxim that technology magnifies human intent (read his book Geek Heresy?), and since I am an optimist, I therefore believe...
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....
Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012

Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012

Published on: Mar 14 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012
. I am Mustafa Naseem and I am attending ICTD 2012, the premier conference for the field of Information and Communication Technology for Development. ICTD opened...
Digital Divide or Digital Bridge: Can Information Technology Alleviate Poverty?

Digital Divide or Digital Bridge: Can Information Technology Alleviate Poverty?

Published on: Mar 30 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Digital Divide or Digital Bridge: Can Information Technology Alleviate Poverty?
The past decade has seen great interest in information and communication technologies applied to international development, an endeavor sometimes abbreviated ICTD....
Bursting the 9 Myths of Computing Technology in Education

Bursting the 9 Myths of Computing Technology in Education

Published on: Jan 28 2011 by Kentaro Toyama - Comments Off on Bursting the 9 Myths of Computing Technology in Education
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; I am Kentaro Toyama, and in the Educational Technology Debate post, There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good...