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Internet access is a vital healthcare tool

Internet access is a vital healthcare tool | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it

Achieving greater Internet access in developing countries can save lives, transform communities and revolutionize the quality and provision of healthcare for hundreds of millions of people today. Not only should connectivity be part of the global development agenda, it must be recognized as a vital enabler of the entire agenda.


There are several important reasons for this.

 

First, better tools for diagnosis and communications can lead to differences in health outcomes. - mobile phones can be the difference between life and death. One group of students at Stanford, through our Liberation Technology course, recently produced a mobile app to improve clean water delivery in a large slum in Kenya, allowing users of the app to locate the cheapest prices for water in their community, comment on quality and identify sources of water that make people ill. Another app for community workers targets cholera treatment in areas without any physicians. While many of us in the developed world use our mobile phones for triviality, in developing countries they can be the first line of defense in a public health emergency. 



Second, the Internet has a vital role to play in supporting the broader socioeconomic changes in developing countries necessary to improve quality of life. Disease, malnutrition and poor health are products of poverty, and countries that struggle with these challenges need jobs and growth as much as they need the right drugs and treatments. .

 

Third, the Internet provides an amazing opportunity today to spread greater knowledge that can help save lives and transform approaches to global health. On the simplest level, the Internet can be used by local physicians, community workers and ill patients in developing countries to find information and resources cheaper and faster. Recipes downloaded online for homemade oral rehydration salts that prevent dehydration and death from diarrhea can be just as effective as more expensive imported vaccines. 

 

Achieving access to clean water, food and healthcare are essential priorities for developing countries. Connectivity isn’t a substitute for these things. But no one suggested it should be. All the evidence today suggests that connectivity is an enabler of the broader development agenda. Today, the Internet can not only help mean the difference between eating and starving, sickness and health, or life and death, but can help defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor and promote economic development.

 
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Getting the world online is a serious development objective

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IT-Lyftet och IT-Piloterna's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:47 AM

Tillgång till Internetuppkoppling är en hälsofrämjande aspekt för hela samhällen, menar skribenten till detta intressanta inlägg. Det är inte den enda lösningen, men definitivt en del av den, och kan - på en slags makronivå - göra skillnad mellan svält och mättnad, sjukdom och hälsa eller liv och död!

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Very interesting!
JMS1's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:55 AM

Think I am going to focus on how technology helps us in our everyday health and well beaing. Chelsea Sanford

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'students should become active learners,...eachers become learning facilitators,...technologies help liberate learners'

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The time for the African telecoms involvement in mHealth is now! | MAMA

The time for the African telecoms involvement in mHealth is now! | MAMA | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
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Mhealth initiatives in Tanzania - becoming commercially attractive for the corporate sector 

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Beef advocacy program launches - Alberta Express

Beef advocacy program launches - Alberta Express | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Beef advocacy program launches
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CCA Beef advocacy Canada launched its live advocacy and education program at the recent Canadian Cattlemen's association (CCA) annual general meeting.
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Moodle Plugins Directory: Forum Graph

Moodle Plugins Directory: Forum Graph | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it

The Forum Graph Report analyse interactions in a single Forum activity and create a force-directed graph with the following features:
- Each node is a single user (node size depends on the no. of posts by the user).
- Each edge represent the interaction between 2 users (i.e. a user replied to another user post). Thickness indicating the no. of replies and arrow indicating who was repling.
- Force layout with draggable node.
- Two different node colours for teachers and students.
- Button to toggle the display of node label (user full name).
- Tooltip showing user full name, no. of discussions and no. of replies when rollovering node.
- Click on a node and a new window will popup showing the log (report_log in core Moodle) of the user posting/replying activities in the forum.
- A table summarising the total no. of discussions and replies in the forum, as well as the top three user who post the most.

 

=REMARKS=
The implementation of this report is in its early stage and it may have problems when it is installed in your Moodle. It was tested in Moodle 2.4 but it should work on Moodle 2.x envirnoment in general.


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The Best MOOC Provider: A Review of Coursera, Udacity and Edx - SkilledUp.com

The Best MOOC Provider: A Review of Coursera, Udacity and Edx - SkilledUp.com | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
A thorough look at the 3 main providers of MOOC’s; Coursera, Udacity and edX, including a comparison of what exactly these 3 different providers have to offer.
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very interesting comparison of pros and cons of each platform

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Personal Resilience E-Learning: are your employees tough enough? -

Personal Resilience E-Learning: are your employees tough enough? - | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
In our elearning insights post we look at personal resilience training and the benefits it can provide for organisations. Visit our website to read more. (Personal Resilience E-Learning: are your employees tough enough?
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How to Get Your Employees Initiated to E-learning?

How to Get Your Employees Initiated to E-learning? | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
How do you get your employees to be more receptive to the idea of eLearning or online training?Read more › (How to Get Your #Employees Initiated to #E-#learning?
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Report: 90% of Associations Use Technology to Enhance Learning

Report: 90% of Associations Use Technology to Enhance Learning | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Associations that implement a strategic approach to incorporating technology into learning report more revenue gains, according to a new report from Tagoras.
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Audio social media network gives rural communities a voice - Reuters AlertNet

Audio social media network gives rural communities a voice - Reuters AlertNet | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Audio social media network gives rural communities a voice Reuters AlertNet “It's a Santhali song, local to a district in the northern state of Jharkhand,” explains Aaditeshwar Seth, demonstrating the latest in a series of voice messages uploaded...

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Drew McAllister - Stories from the Blended Learning Classroom - iMoot 2012

iMoot 2012 session recording.(I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/56zEJInDzY Drew McAllister - Stories from the Blended Learning Classroom - iMoot)...
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almost an hour long - worth watching 

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E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Comedian and writer Natalie Haynes samples five e-readers. Which one fits in your pocket and which has the best selection of books?
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New sensation: Disney invents touchscreen that lets users 'feel' images

New sensation: Disney invents touchscreen that lets users 'feel' images | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Scientists at Disney have taken the touchscreen experience to the next level by creating a textured screen that allows viewers to feel videos and images.  (RT @ACuboC: Llega la pantalla con tacto 3D: Disney invents touchscreen that lets users 'feel'...
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This is really amazing - from Disney

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12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad

12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Literacy, Creativity, & Play: 12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad (12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad http://t.co/5A7gn3uhsN #edtech #pegeeks #mlearning)...
 
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Kenyan Company Launches Social Media Sharing Card · Global ...

Kenyan Company Launches Social Media Sharing Card · Global ... | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
The card holds your personal information and can automatically integrate to your social media profile. This provides a way to share your current physical engagements like check in, upload event pictures and messages to ...
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Here's a Simple Way to Create an Interactive Story

Here's a Simple Way to Create an Interactive Story | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Need some inspiration? Here's a simple way to take your bullet point slides and convert them to a simple story-based interaction.
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Instructional Design Series Introduction - YouTube

How do you design courses? Are you using sound instructional design principles? Are your courses effective? Are they appealing? Check out this series to lear...

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very good videos

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Some key elements of instructional design captured.

Catherine Bellino's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:24 AM

Effective, efficient, appealing... cela ressemble aux paramètres de l'utilisabilité ! Ce qui confirme l'intérêt d'une démarche "d'ergonomie pédagogique".

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:04 AM

Essentiel "ergonomie" et "espace" 

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How Can Instructional Designers Efficiently Leverage the Skills Of SMEs?

How Can Instructional Designers Efficiently Leverage the Skills Of SMEs? | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
The blog intends to show how an instructional designer (ID) can use a subject matter expert (SME) for the development of eLearning courses.Read more › (How Can #Instructional #Designers Efficiently Leverage the Skills Of #SMEs?
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Les 10 innovations pédagogiques de 2013

Les 10 innovations pédagogiques de 2013 | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it

1. Les MOOCs
2. Les badges
3. Les données d’apprentissage (Learning analytics)
4. L’apprentissage unifié (Seamless learning)
5. L’apprentissage par la foule (Crowd learning)
6. L’activité académique numérique (Digital scholarship)
7. L’apprentissage géo-localisé (Geo-learning)
8. Apprendre du jeu (Learning from gaming)
9. La culture du faire (Maker culture)
10. L’investigation citoyenne (Citizen inquiry)


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10 innovations qui deviennent de la prospective pour 2014, des choses à suivre

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Les 10 innovations pédagogiques 

Christel RIMBAUD de la Mission d'Appui Pedagogique (MAP) de l'ENTPE - au fil des pratiques pédagogiques...'s curator insight, April 18, 2015 11:46 AM

Le rapport de l'Open University britannique identifie les plus fortes tendances de l'innovation pédagogique repérées au cours de l'année 2013. "Il ne s'agit pas de faire un état de l'art des pratiques éducatives, mais bien de se livrer à un exercice prospectif basé sur l'observation d'indices pertinents. Les auteurs du rapport précisent que les tendances observées sont plus pertinentes pour l'enseignement supérieur que pour l'école et l'enseignement secondaire."

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Remember the $35 Android tablet for India? It's coming to the US

Remember the $35 Android tablet for India? It's coming to the US | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Is there a market in the U.S for the same low-cost Android tablets found in India? Datawind thinks so and is bringing a trio of tablets to test that theory. Surprising, the lowest cost one may have the most potential for success.
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Power to Learn - From PowerPoint to Podcast

Power to Learn - From PowerPoint to Podcast | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
This article looks at the practical steps needed to convert a PowerPoint presentation into a podcast.
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Great tips on how to convert ppt presentation to podcast

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Google launches campaign to get more women in India to use the Internet - eWallstreeter

Google is one of a number of companies that firmly believes that everyone has a right to Internet access, and that’s the motivation behind a new campaign in India designed.
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nice website launched today by #google, #intel and others for #communityengagement and #elearning in India

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Politics and Social Media | Social Media Today

Politics and Social Media | Social Media Today | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
A new paper has set out to explore the various ways people engage politically online, and how we believe our behaviours influence either the function and operation of government, or indeed the opinions of others.

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Interesting topic - attempting to understand how online tools may influence political behaviour 

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Mental Health Care and Technology

Mental Health Care and Technology | Technology, education, and community engagement | Scoop.it
Interesting apps to handle anxious you.. or just call....RT"@iCALLhelpline: Mental Health Care and Technology - http://t.co/9mB7iNgF27"
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