My Standing Desk Home Office

Since I live in Washington DC and work for a company in San Francisco, I can’t exactly go into the office every day. Instead, I work from home. Yet even there I am a little different from the rest. I don’t have a sitting desk with a chair – I stand to work. Yes, I […]

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Educational Technology Debate: an expanding community of practice

In May 2009, infoDev at the World Bank launched the Educational Technology Debate in conjunction with Unesco with its first topical discussion, “Are ICTs the Best Educational Investment?” between Tim Kelly of infoDev and Wayan Vota, consultant to infoDev. From this humble beginning, the Educational Technology Debate is now an expanding community of practice. The […]

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Venn Diagram Location of m4D and Apps4D in ICT4D

Recently, Ken Banks put forth an interesting question in his post “Mobile community: The holy grail of m4d?” He essentially asked “Who is the mobile community?” and hinted that there is a lack of clarity in the definition and therefore the need for a specific mobile community. Taking his hint, Nate Barthel suggested we think […]

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Apps4Dev: Smartphone Application Development as ICT4D

The rise of the smartphone has unleashed a wave of excitement and income generation across the software development community. Applications that can run on iPhones, Android phones and Blackberry’s, can be written quickly, and on the cheap, and have generated outsized returns for their creators. Even more impressive is that this application revolution is just […]

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