Worst practice in ICT use in education

Title: Worst practice in ICT use in education
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: The World Bank
Date (published): 30/04/2010
Date (accessed): 01/08/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Online article about some worst practices in the field of using ICT in education.

#MOOC for development report #ict4D

Title: #MOOC for development report #ict4D
Author: Inge Ignatia de Waard
Source: @Ignatia Webs
Date (published): 30/07/2014
Date (accessed): 01/08/2014
Type of information: conference report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The conference on MOOC4D was held in April 2014 and it focused on the challenges and potentials of MOOCs in developing countries. The conference existed of panel discussions on various MOOC topics. The 18 page report gives a very nice insight into potential bottlenecks and the status of MOOCs in developing regions.

When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind?

Title: When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind?
Author: Elizabeth Rust
Source: The Guardian
Date (published): 23/06/2014
Date (accessed): 30/07/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: UK government services are going digital, yet often the people who need them most are not able to access them. Elizabeth Rust reports on the 17% who are digitally excluded.

Mobile Message Disaster Warnings Become Law in the Philippines

Title: Mobile Message Disaster Warnings Become Law in the Philippines
Author: Cris Larano
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date (published): 29/06/2014
Date (accessed): 30/07/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Mobile Message Disaster Warnings Become Law in the Philippines. The government’s disaster agencies, including the weather bureau, already issue such alerts through TV, radio and social media, and the new law, which takes effect next month, is aimed at addressing a gap in the information flow.

Internet in Cuba: A Success in Spite of Everything

Title: Internet in Cuba: A Success in Spite of Everything
Author: Ivan Garcia
Source: Iván's File Cabinet
Date (published): 10/06/2014
Date (accessed): 23/07/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: On June 4, 2013, there were opened 118 internet rooms in Cuba. According to an ETECSA (Telecommunications Company of Cuba) official, around 900,000 users have accessed the service. Not very impressive figures. On average, each internet room has received 7,600 customers a month in the first 12 months. Some 250 internet users a day. 25 an hour: the internet premises are open 10 and a half hours every day of the week, from 8:30 am to 7 pm.

Internet Access, Yes, But in my Mother Language!

Title: Internet Access, Yes, But in my Mother Language!
Source: The World Bank
Date (published): 03/07/2014
Date (accessed): 15/07/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: At least 80 percent of all content on the Internet is in one of 10 languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian, and Korean. Linguistic and cultural diversity are at risk. It is estimated that nearly half of the world’s approximately 6,000 languages could die out by the end of the century, with 96 percent of these languages spoken by a mere four percent of the world’s population.

The Digital First Aid Kit

Title: The Digital First Aid Kit
Source: Digital Defenders Partnership
Date (accessed): 15/07/2014
Type of information: digital toolkit
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Digital First Aid Kit aims to provide preliminary support for people facing the most common types of digital threats. The Kit offers a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists facing attacks themselves, as well as providing guidelines for digital first responders to assist a person under threat.

Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign

Title: Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign
Author: MGCubed
Source: BiztechAfrica
Date (published): 07/07/2014
Date (accessed): 15/07/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The British Government launched a programme dubbed ‘The Girls Education Challenge’ under which one million girls across the globe are to go to school and learn.

Six innovations revolutionising farming

Title: Six innovations revolutionising farming
Author: Charlotte Seager
Source: The Guardian
Date (published): 08/07/2014
Date (accessed): 15/07/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In 1798, economist Thomas Malthus predicted that the world would exceed its food supply by the late 20th century. While he was right to identify the challenges of feeding a growing population with a finite amount of land, in the last half a century agricultural production has tripled. So, how did this happen? The answer: innovations in farming technology. Smallholder farmers in particular have seen a rise in productivity over the last decade. So what are the innovations making the difference?

Millicom launches mobile learning facilities in Rwanda

Title: Millicom launches mobile learning facilities in Rwanda
Author: Chris Udemans
Source: HumanIPO
Date (published): 09/07/2014
Date (accessed): 13/07/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: International telecommunications company has announced the launch of EduMe English in Rwanda, providing Tigo subscribers with an on demand or subscription service for learning the English language.

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