New study reveals impact of technology for children in developing world

Title: New study reveals impact of technology for children in developing world
Source: Health Canal
Date (published): 28/04/2014
Date (accessed): 11/05/2014
Type of information: research study
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: A new study by the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London, has revealed the significant impact information and communications technology (ICT) can have for child-related projects in developing countries.

5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years

Title: 5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years
Author: Stacy Martinet
Source: Mashable
Date (published): 18/04/2014
Date (accessed): 11/05/2014
Type of information: blog bost
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Following the United States and China, India is the world’s third largest Internet population. The country is projected to be home to 243 million Internet users by June 2014 – but that’s still only a fraction of the country’s 1.2 billion population. As access to the Internet penetrates deeper into the Indian population, it is changing the ways politicians campaign, companies lead and people connect.

ICT4D: Thoughts Towards a History of ICT4D - and its Future Role

Title: ICT4D: Thoughts Towards a History of ICT4D - and its Future Role
Source: Oxford Internet Institute
Date (published): 18/02/2014
Date (accessed): 11/05/2014
Type of information: webcast
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The presentation will use the history and development of ICT4D - and its relationships with both development policy and the ICT sector - as a framework to critique ICT4D approaches and consider the relevance of ICTs and ICT4D to the post-2015 development agenda. Duration: 85 mins

Using mobile phones to collect data in the education sector in Uganda

Title: Using mobile phones to collect data in the education sector in Uganda
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: The World Bank
Date (published): 22/04/2014
Date (accessed): 11/05/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: A blog post about the education sector of Uganda, and about collecting valid data about the sector, beside these information about "U-report", a free mobile SMS-based tool.

Reading in the Mobile Era

Title: Reading in the Mobile Era
Source: UNESCO
Date (published): 18/04/2014
Date (accessed): 10/05/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: UNESCO is currently investigating how access to text can be improved through the use of technology, specifically basic mobile phones. Today mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce. The United Nations estimates that 6 billion people have access to a connected mobile device of some sort, while only 4.5 billion have access to a toilet.

Broadband Prices in Latin America and the Caribbean

Title: Broadband Prices in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Hernan Galperin
Source: Social Science Research Network
Date (published): 17/10/2013
Date (accessed): 10/05/2014
Type of information: research article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This study discusses the current situation and evolution of broadband service offerings in Latin America and the Caribbean. The primary source of data is the annual survey of broadband plans conducted by the Center for Technology and Society at Universidad de San Andrés since 2010. The survey encompasses all broadband plans (fixed and mobile) offered by service providers with over 10% of market share in the region’s most relevant markets (20 countries in total).

5 Key Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption in the Developing World

Title: 5 Key Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption in the Developing World
Author: Clayton R. Wright
Source: Educational Technology Debate
Date (published): 04/2014
Date (accessed): 10/05/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Educational technology will continue to be implemented incrementally in many parts of the developing world. More rapid uptake and success are unlikely to occur unless five items are addressed – power, Internet connectivity and bandwidth, quality teacher training, respect and better pay for teachers, and the sustainability of implementations.

Using Free Wi-Fi to Connect Africa's Unconnected

Title: Using Free Wi-Fi to Connect Africa's Unconnected
Author: Heidi Vogt
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date (published): 13/04/2014
Date (accessed): 10/05/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Safaricom is offering free Wi-Fi to Kenyan workers who commute
on private minibuses, or matatus, in the hopes of coaxing more people to sign up for the company's paid service.

Government commits to cutting digital exclusion by a quarter

Title: Government commits to cutting digital exclusion by a quarter
Author: Michael Cross
Source: UKAuthority
Date (published): 14/04/2014
Date (accessed): 10/05/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: A new government-backed push to digital inclusion begins today with a promise to cut the percentage of people lacking internet skills by 25% every two years. Announcing a new digital inclusion strategy, the Cabinet Office minister Nick Hurd pledged to reduce the number of people who are offline by 25% by 2016. This means that 2.7 million more people will be online.

Thoughts on African Content and Implementation Strategies involved in ICT Access in (rural) Africa

Title: Thoughts on African Content and Implementation Strategies involved in ICT Access in (rural) Africa
Author: Gertjan van Stam
Source: HSRC - Human Sciences Research Council
Date (accessed): 06/05/2014
Type of information: presentation text
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This is the text of the presentation of the author at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Seminar Series in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 March 2014. The author proposes the African components "ubuntu, orality, relatio, dominatio and animatio" as drivers of content, and ‘community engagement, skill development and thought leadership’ as an implementation strategy involved with the practice of ICT access in (rural) Africa.

Syndicate content