Barefoot College

The Barefoot College began in 1972 with the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community. The College addresses problems of drinking water, girl education, health & sanitation, rural unemployment, income generation, electricity and power, as well as social awareness and the conservation of ecological systems in rural […]

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I4D People

I4D People pioneers ground-breaking technologies that empower our customers to function innovatively in their knowledge-based activities. I4D People links experience with latest research in the fields of Educational Technology, ICT for Development and IT in Education. Examples of our services are: Business process improvement Renewal of education and learning Concept […]

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to […]

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Literacy Bridge

At Literacy Bridge, our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights. We acknowledge that a wealth of crucial knowledge is already available within developing countries; the problem is […]

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One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT)

One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) is equipping teachers in remote areas with the powerful technology of portable media players (PMPs). This allows village educators to give their students enhanced learning via recorded voices and lessons from the most proficient teachers in their nation. PMPs can contain an entire year’s […]

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Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER)

TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. We aim to address the challenges in bringing the Information Technology revolution to the masses of the developing regions of the world. Historically, most projects that aim […]

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University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring collegiate level studies to even the most […]

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Free Open Technology Courses

You may have already graduated from college, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. For many people, taking advantage of open courseware can be a great way to build skills that can be applied directly to the workplace. Whether you went to college before computers were prevalent, or […]

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Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (Library of Congress)

The DPOE mission is to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their digital content. The DPOE team supports the growth of the DPOE National Trainer Network and builds relationships […]

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Indigenous Language Education and Technology

Finding inspiration and resources for indigenous language education A curated by Allyson Eamer, Assistant Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology Allyson’s Research Interests Research interests include synchronous online language learning, language acquisition and identity negotiation, immersion education, ethnolinguistic vitality and mother tongue education. Allyson is also interested […]

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Educational Technology Debate: Exploring ICT and Learning in Developing Countries

The Educational Technology Debate (ETD) seeks to promote a substantive discussion of how low-cost information and communication technology (ICT) device initiatives for educational systems in developing countries are relevant to the very groups they purport to serve – the students, teachers, and their surrounding communities. We advance the conversation in […]

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) blog

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Their blog has several categories: Assistive Technology for Disabled Broadband Children Communications Connected Schools Curriculum Development Emergency Telecommunications Gender ICT in Education ICT Infrastructure ICTs for Health low cost laptops Partnerships PwDs Remote/Underserved […]

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The ICT4D Jester (Kentaro Toyama’s blog)

ICT4D Jester is the blog of Kentaro Toyama, a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Until 2009, he was assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India, which he co-founded in 2005. At MSR India, he started the Technology for Emerging Markets research group, which […]

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Talking Book

When powered on, the localized verbal instructions lead users through the audio user interface. To access recordings, users are guided by audio prompts and respond with key presses. For instance, pressing the right and left arrows navigate through categories (for example, “health”, “agriculture”, “stories”) and once in a category, the […]

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MetaMouse is a freely available, University of California developed software tool that easily allows schools to increase the utility of their computers up to five times. MetaMouse allows existing single-player educational games and other software to be shared by multiple users in a collaborative manner. With MetaMouse, students can plug […]

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ICT4D Bibliography at

This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the Information Society, the Digital Divide, e-Readiness or Digital Literacy, as core themes, and the Digital Economy, e-Learning, […]

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Ethnos Project Report

Daily “newspaper” comprised of Ethnos Project Twitter hashtags and keywords of interest. Categories include education, environment, business, society, technology, and mobile.

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Culturally Situated Design Tools: Ethnocomputing from Field Site to Classroom

Abstract Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematical ideas and practices situated in their cultural context. Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) are web-based software applications that allow students to create simulations of cultural arts—Native American beadwork, African American cornrow hairstyles, urban graffiti, and so forth—using these underlying mathematical principles. This article is […]

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ICT Futures for Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Communities

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Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities Round Table

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The Indigital Revolution: The indigenous mobilisation of information technologies in twenty-first century Australia

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Software for Educating Aboriginal Children about Place

In this paper I imagine how a piece of software (TAMI) that is yet to be built might contribute to learning of being in-place by Aboriginal Australian children. I take up an analytic toolkit that has been emerging in science and technology studies since the 1980s, of which perhaps the […]

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Indigenous people and e-nabling technologies: An analysis of recent experiences in northern and central Australia

Abstract The potential of e­tools, e­media and e­learning to support the goals of Indigenous people, their communities and organisations for cultural, social and economic sustainability, is still relatively unrealised, particularly in the more remote regions of Australia.  Although this paper acknowledges the key barriers to the use of information and communication […]

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Indigeneity and Technology: Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Marker on Radio EPLT

A “Down the Hall” podcast from Jun 8th, 2012, hosted by Dave Roy [source] “What effect has the increasing use of technology had on Indigenous education and the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next? Technological advances in education can often cut both ways, especially when we […]

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