IN THE summer of 2010, a team of self-confessed “socially conscious nerds” came together to create TechChange, a start-up to further the use technology for development.
This is an excellent example of the benefits of keeping an open mind on EdDev; educating for what is current, making it relevant, and bridging gaps between North and South. TechChange took what they were good at, based the idea on sound theoretical frameworks, filled a niche and evaluated and tweaked it as they went along. And they've got a stellar Advisory Board.
One point that keeps coming back and needs to be more deeply ingrained in the public psyche: "We like to say that tech is only about 10%. It can't really do anything without the right human intent and contextual considerations."
At a course price of ~$400, it is aimed at development professionals. Presumably they would then go on to use what they've learnt effectively. I am seeing more and more of this "responsible individual" model, but perhaps that is just because I've only started looking.