Category: Digital Divide – Majority World/Gender/etc.

HDR – Statistics – Get Data

HDR – Statistics – Get Data The new stats from the UN Human Development Project have been prepared to view them as animations – showing change over time. I couldn’t quite get them to work (probably lack of patience, rather than anything else), other than the MDG Progress in Animation – which was fascinating, just…

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

International Journal of Education and Development using ICTThis is a new Journal, focussing on, as the title suggests, the use of ICT in education in developing areas of the world (rather than the use of ICT to teach about Devleopment). The list of articles for the first issue looks interesting….

COL Learning Object Repository

The Commonwealth of Learning an organisation based in Canada focussing on learning within the Commonwealth, has just opened this LO repository of materials from across the commonwealth. A number of online databases of learning content – or Learning Object Repositories – have been created around the world including CAREO, MERLOT and EdNA. COL has worked…

Bridging the digital divide

An article in Guardian Unlimited | looks at the (possibility of) a $100 laptop aims to bring equal technology opportunities to children in the developing world. Negroponte, from MIT, is hoping with collaboration from Samsung and others to have a prototpye ready for September. In order to minimise cost, they’ll be linux based. To minimise…

Papua New Guinea 'set to implode'

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Papua New Guinea ‘set to implode’: Papua New Guinea is heading towards economic and social collapse and could be overrun by criminals, a new Australian report warns. I just noticed this report on the BBC World news RSS feed that I look at occasionally. I spent 2.5 years in PNG,…

EducationGuardian.co.uk | E-learning | Indian schools go online

EducationGuardian.co.uk | E-learning | Indian schools go online While it might seem that learning materials developed in Scotland might not have too much relevance to students in India, remembering the success of the “Hole in the Wall” experiment a few years ago, it may well work. I do hope though that the electricity supply will…