For edtech enthusiasts in the audience, here are a few blogs, online publications and resources to add to your radar.
Good things make the world go round. At a loss to where all the good has been hiding? Check out Good.is, a site that looks to push the world forward with positive thinking. We’re digging education editor, Liz Dwyer’s pursuit of edtech issues. Her boldly fun topics take readers out of the black and white headlines and into the world of Twitter essays and Skype classrooms.
These are good: Columbia Business School Only Wants 200-Character Application Essays; Skype’s New Education Platform Connects Classrooms Around the Globe
The Middle East Educator Magazine
In recent months, the Middle East has made itself comfortable, gracing the covers of magazines and newspapers on a day-to-day basis. When you’re tired of politics, head to The Middle East Educator Magazine for the latest on education and development in the Arab world. Each monthly issue puts forth international and local education news briefs that keep education fans in the loop of MENA developments.
Got a minute? It’s all you need. Explore: Islamic countries turn focus to science and technology innovation; Jordan Education Initiative
ICT? Emerging Markets? Education? Sounds like our kind of discussion. GeSci, founded by the United Nations Information Communications Technology force, is dedicated to providing emerging markets with ICT tools that will assist in enhancing education systems. Curious to find out about their successes, downfalls and general experiences? So are we.
Pass the technology driven solution: Report Reveal Status of the Knowledge Society in Africa; Haiti ICT in Education Summit
Education for Global Development
In a battle for human development Education for Global Development is a blog that explores issues regarding international education development. Enjoy reading about the latest tech projects? Have a knack for private industry in emerging markets? Don’t really know what your interest is, but know you want to follow the latest and greatest in ed development? Look no further.
Worth the Read: Opening Education Data: EdStats Unveils StatPlanet an Interactive Mapping Tool from World Bank ‘Apps for Development Winner; Are Alternative Pathways into Teaching Bad for Students?
Trying to make the world a better place? Head to MobileActive.org – you’ll find like-minded people, doing like-minded things. As a global network of individuals who are craving to make a social impact through the use of mobile technology, these blogs acutely explore the nexus of technology and developing education initiatives.
Take a Peek: From Somalia to the UK, 24-hour Audio News Coverage via Mobile; Mobile Games for Education and Development: What is the Score?
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