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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Journal Statistics

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Journal Statistics | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

IJEDICT is a free, open access, online, peer-reviewed international journal.  It aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing economies (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed economies.

Now in its 8th year of publication, here are the titles, authors, publication dates and statistics for the top five most downloaded articles:

 

1. "The role of ICTs in the economic development of Africa: The case of South Africa", Langmia, 2006/11/26 - downloads = 43,209

2. "New technologies for teaching and learning: Challenges for higher learning institutions", Sife Lwoga Sanga, 2007/06/13 - downloads = 42,493

3. "Analysis of the uses of information communication technology (ICT) for gender empowerment", Obayelu Ogunlade, 2006/08/10 - downloads = 37,430

4. "Educational Development in Kenya and the Role of Information and Communication Technology", Kinuthia, 2009/04/01 - downloads = 35,923

5. "The usage of ICT for secondary education in Mongolia", Sambuu, 2006/01/08 - downloads = 34,628

 

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More details and links to articles at:  http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/statistics.php?op=top_articles

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10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Last week the Huffington Post ran this article titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12.

As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I’m writing here as a mother.

Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 11:16 AM

And very good reasons they are too.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, September 13, 7:54 AM

Can't really argue with any of these reasons!

David Smart's curator insight, September 13, 2:55 PM

Good reasons. Why try to place our children into an unrealistic tech-free bubble. For good or bad, technology is all around us All the time. Here are some good tips on making the best of what we have.

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ICTs in Education

ICTs can solve many challenges associated with poor infrastructure and a lack of good school facilities In remote areas of developing countries. Through the inclusive approach of IICD’s programme in education, we enhance organisational and individual capacities to use ICT tools and skills in an innovative and integrated manner. This involves working with all relevant stakeholders, including teachers, education officers and parents from the start.

IICD’s projects build the capacity of teachers so they can benefit from integrating ICTs in their daily work, both inside and outside the classroom. Thanks to IICD’s School Management Information Systems, teachers can prepare, record and store administrative data in a simpler, faster and more accurate way. After having acquired basic digital skills, the teachers’ adoption of digital tools causes a ripple effect that quickly spreads through other areas. Teachers take the lead in exploring the power and potential of integrating ICTs into their method and practice of teaching.

  
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Standard Chartered Bank's dedicated SME development platform

Travelling to the foothills of the magnificent Mount Kenya, its Africa's time meets Major Mwiti on his farm, Sunland Roses, a business which has been enabled to grow by Standard Chartered Bank's dedicated SME development platform. We also speak with some of the people in their employ who have benefited enormously from this remarkable initiative. “As a business, we understand the need to invest in technological advancements as well as take care of our people – each of whom are valuable in our long term success", says the Major. "We are proud to share Kenya's natural beauty and skills with people all over the world."

  
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ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo - Masters and PhDs

ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Inveneo teamed up with United Methodist Communications (UMCom) and Steve Bryant from the General Board of Discipleship to begin building a power and financially sustainable Computer Center serving three institutions of higher learning in Kamina. Currently, Kamina Methodist University (KMU) is unable to offer students in its ICT program a functioning computer lab, a loss which results in the inability to do hands-on work to support their theoretical learnings. Once completed, however, the Computer Center will be used by KMU students, the Health Sciences College, the Teachers College, and local community members as a place to gather knowledge and build skills. It will serve 1,000 people!

 

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 1:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 5:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 10:26 AM

A méditer...

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Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It - About Health Degrees

Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It - About Health Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

A Free Course on Understanding the Ebola Virus has been launched with the aim of helping to spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threats, and information on how to avoid it among millions of online learners across Africa and worldwide. 

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.


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add your insight...


Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 6:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 3:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen [Infographic]

The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen [Infographic] | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Mobile - Whether teens are sitting in class or hanging out at home, they are constantly running apps on their smartphones. Here's a look at this highly connected demographic.


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deb talbot's curator insight, August 10, 4:10 PM

My how life has changed since I was a teenager!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, August 12, 5:28 AM

Teens Love Apps

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Sustaining a Nepali Telecenter: An Ethnographic Study Using Activity Theory - Masters and PhDs

Sustaining a Nepali Telecenter: An Ethnographic Study Using Activity Theory - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This ethnographic study explores tensions youth face when using a telecenter located in Sankhu, Nepal, a Newari village 20 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. To understand the complex tensions, an ethnographic approach was adopted as the method for data collection. Given the nature of the problem, Activity Theory was used as a framework for analyzing and understanding the tensions. Tensions are categorized in order of frequency as they appeared in the data. Major tensions included gender norms, generational distrust, lack of awareness, and funding. 

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Planning and Evaluating ICT in Education Programs Using the Four Dimensions of Sustainability - Masters and PhDs

Planning and Evaluating ICT in Education Programs Using the Four Dimensions of Sustainability - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This paper presents the findings from a program evaluation of an ICT in education project within the USAID-funded Girls Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) program. The evaluation uses a framework of four dimensions of ICT sustainability to examine the appropriateness of the design and implementation of the project, which provided simple, relevant technology to 166 schools in Upper Egypt. Project implementation, as described in this article, was carried out with a view towards both rapid and efficient rollout and long-term sustainability.

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Increasing Student Engagement in Math: The use of Khan Academy in Chilean Classrooms - Masters and PhDs

Increasing Student Engagement in Math: The use of Khan Academy in Chilean Classrooms - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Khan Academy, an online platform offering educational videos and exercises in different content areas, has awakened intense interest among foundations, multilateral organizations, policy makers, and educators about how this tool can help meet the educational challenges facing countries around the world. With support from Intel, Education Development Center (EDC) researchers sought to understand how this technology fits into the complex realities of schools in a developing country. In August of 2013, researchers traveled to Santiago, Chile to conduct research in five schools where teachers are using Khan Academy. We found that the way Khan Academy functions as a digital learning environment changes the ways and the degree to which students engage with and are engaged by the math content; it also changes the way teachers and students interact with each other. 

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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable' | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


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All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 5:31 AM

No surprises here.

Randy Nichols's curator insight, July 14, 7:16 AM

The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 15, 7:16 AM

Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? [Video]

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? [Video] | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. 

To find out the winners - watch the video :-)

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The ‘Connected Kinders’: Turning iPad Experiments into Adventures in Innovative Learning (EdSurge News)

The ‘Connected Kinders’: Turning iPad Experiments into Adventures in Innovative Learning (EdSurge News) | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"What would you do with $20,000 and the freedom to use it all for edtech in your classroom?

 

Last spring, a private donor funded an experiment. As an Eagle Cliffs Elementary classroom teacher in Billings, Montana, I had the opportunity to write to our Billings Education Foundation for a mini-classroom grant--a mere one thousand dollars. My classroom grant idea? Simple: two iPads.

 

The idea caught the eye of Mr. Wardell, a generous annual donor to the Foundation’s classroom grants, who then asked, “What would you really like to do in your classroom, and what would you need to equip your room the way you would prefer?”

 

If there was ever an opportunity to dream big, this was it."


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Kenya: I'm Open to Development Talks With Opposition - Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated that politicians from the opposition are free to talk to him on development issues.

He said this while asking CORD party leaders not to panic when they see him meeting Members of Parliament from their ranks.

"Don't forget that I was elected to serve all Kenyans and we have to talk to the leaders on their development priorities," he said.

The President said that it is the people who will decide which directions their leaders will take and his priority was to serve the people.

"When the people come to Jubilee, the leaders will follow," he said.

The President was speaking in Kiamugumo Girls Secondary School in Kirinyaga County at a thanksgiving ceremony for Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

"Don't fear when we meet leaders from CORD. Where is the problem when I talk to them to know their development priorities," he said.

 
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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 12:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 1:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 2:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 10:00 AM
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

Source:  Internetsociety.org    ~  D 

Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 5:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 7:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

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Inveneo Publishes White Paper on Top ICT Hardware Challenges - Masters and PhDs

Inveneo Publishes White Paper on Top ICT Hardware Challenges - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Inveneo has teamed up with USAID and ARM Limited to publish our newest White Paper, “Emerging Markets: Top ICT Hardware Challenges”. Led by researcher Dr. Laura Hosman, formerly of the Illinois Institute of Technology, this publication has been created to educate engineers, designers, and manufacturers. Our report is to make ICT practitioners keenly aware of developing world hardware technology requirements and realities.

 

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World of Difference 2014 in Kenya

World of Difference 2014 in Kenya | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The World of Difference team (Robert, Sanne, Pim and Fred) has been working in Kenya for more than six months now. Do you want to know what they've been up

More at: http://stewart-marshall.com/world-difference-2014-kenya/

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Charting culture

"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:47 AM

APHG-U3

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Geografische concepten als stedelijke ontwikkeling en diffusie patronen worden zichtbaar. Primate city en rank-size rule.....en demografische veranderingen in gebeiden.

Stewie Clock's curator insight, August 27, 6:25 PM

Hi it's one of your students try to guess who it is��

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ROYTEC Joins VUSSC and Embraces OER

ROYTEC Joins VUSSC and Embraces OER | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

In August 2103, the School of Business and Applied Studies Limited (ROYTEC), at the University of the West Indies, signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership with the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). In doing so, ROYTEC agreed to embrace open educational resources (OER) as an operating strategy.

ROYTEC’s first VUSSC offering is a locally adapted version of the Bachelor in Business and Entrepreneurship.

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ICT4D at Comparative and International Education Society - Masters and PhDs

ICT4D at Comparative and International Education Society - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This paper provides an account of how ICT4D has evolved as a key topic and research area at the Comparative and International Education Society

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ICT Oriented Toward Nyaya: Community Computing in India’s Slums - Masters and PhDs

ICT Oriented Toward Nyaya: Community Computing in India’s Slums - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This article’s purpose is to describe and report on ICT program interventions that target young people living in India’s slums. Specifically, the article examines a case study of a grassroots effort, called the community computing model, in Bangalore, India. Using Amartya Sen’s work on nyaya and Paulo Freire’s work on concientization, the article explains how this model of community computing infused and developed a social justice oriented and deeper “critical consciousness” of the slum community where this computer center was situated.

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Leigh-Anne Perryman's curator insight, July 23, 1:49 AM

Good to see Amartya Sen and Paulo Freire featured in this article.

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Raspberry Pi launches Model B+ with extra USB ports, microSD support

Raspberry Pi launches Model B+ with extra USB ports, microSD support | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
When you've got more than a few upstarts gunning for your throne, it seems wise to keep ahead of the game. That's why the Raspberry Pi foundation has

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

So, you need an image for your blog?

We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined:

Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types?

High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing.

License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Some are listed as Creative Commons (with variations on attribution and availability for commercial use), others are Public Domain, and still others have unique licenses that maintain copyright while allowing users to download or embed photographs. 

Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. But before you start using one of these sites for student blogging, check out our safety note and examine the site to see if you find it appropriate for students. 


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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 12:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 1:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 2:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.