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Australia’s lessons in promoting open government

Title: Australia’s lessons in promoting open government
Author: Medha Basu
Source: FutureGov
Date (published): 27/11/2013
Date (accessed): 29/11/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Technology is changing the way governments think, and one of the most crucial areas of change is in information management. How do governments leverage these technologies to improve information management and ultimately promote open, transparent governance?

Teachers, Teaching & ICTs

Title: Teachers, Teaching & ICTs
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: The World Bank
Date (published): 15/11/2013
Date (accessed): 18/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: For the past seven years, the Korean Education & Research Information Service (KERIS) has hosted an annual global symposium on ICT use in education, bringing senior policymakers and practitioners from around the world to Seoul to share emerging lessons from attempts to introduce and utilize information and communications technologies to help meet a wide variety of goals in the education sector.

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs

Title: Libraries in the Time of MOOCs
Author: Curtis Kendrick and Irene Gashurov
Source: Educause Review
Date (published): 04/11/2013
Date (accessed): 14/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: MOOCs give librarians new opportunities to help shape the conversation about changes in higher education and to guide administrators, faculty, and students through these changes. To assume this role, librarians must understand the MOOCs landscape. Numerous stakeholders will have an interest in the massive intellectual property that ultimately resides in libraries' owned and licensed digital repositories. Studying and adopting technologies to manage and monitor MOOC usage of library resources will be essential to controlling access and tightening Internet safeguards.

How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning

Title: How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning
Author: Sven Torfinn/Panos
Source: Broadband Commission
Date (published): 22/10/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Only projects that work with existing education systems will improve learning and cut poverty. While innovation is welcome, in some cases, how it is implemented risks increasing — not reducing — marginalisation.

Open government: a chance to revolutionise the relationship between citizens and their leaders

Title: Open government: a chance to revolutionise the relationship between citizens and their leaders
Author: Sarah Mars
Source: The Guardian
Date (published): 07/11/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Whether open government is revolutionary or evolutionary … we will have missed a great opportunity without it.

Education for all is Malaysia's commitment, says Muhyiddin

Title: Education for all is Malaysia's commitment, says Muhyiddin
Source: New Straits Times
Date (published): 08/11/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Malaysia believes that quality education provides the best return on investment in seeking to boost its human capital.

Developing countries and the MOOC learning revolution

Title: Developing countries and the MOOC learning revolution
Author: Allison Littlejohn
Source: The Conversation
Date (published): 04/11/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Universities are being shaken up by a new mode of learning. The world’s elite institutions are opening up courses so thousands of people can learn for free via their laptops, mobiles or tablets. And these Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) have the potential to play a significant part in improving healthcare and even economic growth in developing countries.

Making room for girls

Title: Making room for girls
Author: C.R.
Source: The Economist
Date (published): 05/11/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Looking at recently-published UN statistics on gender inequality in education, one observes that the overall picture has improved dramatically over the last decade, but progress has not been even.

8 Steps to Publish Open Data and Prepare for IATI

Title: 8 Steps to Publish Open Data and Prepare for IATI
Author: Wayan Vota
Source: ICTworks
Date (published): 11/11/2013
Date (accessed): 11/11/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Siobhan Green, the founder of Sonjara attended the Technology Salon exploring How Can USAID Development Partners Implement IATI? and was inspired to define 8 steps to publish Open Data to prepare for the day when we all will need to be compliant with the International Aid Transparency Initiative standards.

World Disasters Report. Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

Title: World Disasters Report. Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action
Editor: Patrick Vinck
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Pages: 285
ISBN: 978-92-9139-197-4
Date (accessed): 20/10/2013
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes, pdf
Abstract: This 2013 World Disasters Report explores the challenges and opportunities in the ways in which technologies, especially information and communication technologies (ICT), can assist international and national actors, governments, civil society organizations and communities at risk more effectively to prevent, mitigate and prepare for the impact of a disaster and, in its aftermath, respond, recover and rebuild lives and livelihoods. Published annually since 1993, the World Disasters Report brings together the latest trends, facts and analysis of contemporary crises and disasters.

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