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Can Facebook’s Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations?

Can Facebook’s Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Facebook is on a mission to prove that social media-empowered education can help some of the poorest nations on Earth. It recently announced a big industry..
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Cloud Computing for rural ICT development: Opportunities and challenges | e-Agriculture

Cloud Computing for rural ICT development: Opportunities and challenges | e-Agriculture | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing for rural ICT development: Opportunities and challenges http://t.co/quG7mXwZJF #eagri #ict4ag
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Eva Van Ast's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:16 AM

Company:        International Conference on Computing, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICCEEE)
Segment:        Agriculture 

ICT name:          Cloud computing

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First you have to click on the link and then you see the paper where the authors study how cloud computing can be used to meet the ICT requirements for rural development in terms of opportunities and challenges of implementing and using the new technology.

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Ten trends in technology use in education in developing countries that you may not have heard about | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Ten trends in technology use in education in developing countries that you may not have heard about | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Ten educational technology trends in developing countries you may not have heard about.
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There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate

There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Technology at best only amplifies the pedagogical capacity of educational systems; it can make good schools better, but it makes bad schools worse.

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Strategies for Deploying eLearning in Developing Countries « Educational Technology Debate

Strategies for Deploying eLearning in Developing Countries « Educational Technology Debate | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
More than 60% of students who qualify for University or tertiary education in the developing countries are not able to join due to limited physical infrastructure
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Learning with Mobile Devices Somewhere Near the Bottom of the Pyramid « Educational Technology Debate

Learning with Mobile Devices Somewhere Near the Bottom of the Pyramid « Educational Technology Debate | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

A continuing academic debate on mLearning in developing countries.

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Wikipedia pilots articles via SMS

Wikipedia pilots articles via SMS | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Wikipedia begins piloting a service that sends articles via text message, primarily aimed at users in Africa.
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Francisco Jose Lopez Villa's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:07 AM

Wikipedia está implantando en África un servicio para enviar sus artículos via SMS. Como forma de acercar sus contenidos a las poblaciones sin acceso a internet, pero que si tienen telefonía móvil.

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Ethical Disruptions in the Developing World

Ethical Disruptions in the Developing World | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
It can be tempting to treat technology as the Band-Aid of choice for problems that need solving in the developing world. That eagerness could contribute to the explosion of mobile and ICT initiatives.
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Four Obvious Yet Completely Wrong Assumptions About Technology Use in the Developing World | ICTWorks

Four Obvious Yet Completely Wrong Assumptions About Technology Use in the Developing World | ICTWorks | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I am Patrick Meier and I’ve spent the past week at the iLab in Liberia and got what I came for: an updated reality check on the limitations of technology adoption in developing countries. Below are some of the assumptions that I took for granted.
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eReaders will transform the developing world – in and outside the classroom « Educational Technology Debate

eReaders will transform the developing world – in and outside the classroom « Educational Technology Debate | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

If Worldreader’s experience so far is any guide, e-readers are set to transform the developing world, both in – and outside the classroom. But this change won’t be driven by e-readers by themselves – it will be driven by human curiosity, ever-increasing connectivity, enlightened self-interest, and a gentle push from organizations like ours.

 

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Hole-in-the-Wall

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HiWEL, since 2001, has facilitated learning and education through unconditional public access to computers.

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What Makes Educational Technology Successful in the Developing World?

What Makes Educational Technology Successful in the Developing World? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
What makes some technology so compelling and transformational that it thrives in a school setting and others languish?
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