Practical Insights on Literacy

7 Reasons to Use Call Centers for Data Collection

7 Reasons to Use Call Centers for Data Collection

Published on: Jun 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, I was at a meeting that focused on data collection from health clinic operators, school principals, and agricultural extension agents (who are very similar),...
Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines  – Your Weekend Long Reads

Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 14 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads
In 2018 around half the world’s population will be online, which is a major achievement. It also means there is still much work to be done to include the other...
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...
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 Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

The Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

Published on: Aug 03 2016 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
With the overwhelming optimism around mobile phone-based communication technologies, it is reasonable to ponder: Do literacy levels pose a serious limitation to...
How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos

How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos

Published on: Nov 05 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos
In the course of a six-month, one-woman survey of public Internet access venues in Vientiane, I spent most of my time in Laos’s capital city in libraries and...
Is Your Project Ready to Launch, Scale or Partner? Present at the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Is Your Project Ready to Launch, Scale or Partner? Present at the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Published on: Jun 26 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Is Your Project Ready to Launch, Scale or Partner? Present at the mEducation Alliance Symposium
3rd Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium: 2013- Commit Fair for Project Scaling October 15-16, 2013 Washington, DC Session...
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...
Open Call for Submissions: What are the Greatest Challenges in Promoting Literacy with ICT?

Open Call for Submissions: What are the Greatest Challenges in Promoting Literacy with ICT?

Published on: Nov 14 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Open Call for Submissions: What are the Greatest Challenges in Promoting Literacy with ICT?
Last month, we had a great Educational Technology Debate on the theme of What ICT can improve reading skills of learners in primary schools? Five solutions were...
Does Facebook Have Any International Development Impact?

Does Facebook Have Any International Development Impact?

Published on: May 04 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In response to last week’s post about Facebook’s usage in Africa doubling every 7 months, Victor van R, a Dutch ICT4D researcher asked the following...