Samoa Week One: There’s tech and there’s practicality

I'm wrapping up my first week on the job with the Samoan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, where I'm working as part of my Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship.  I'm working in the Policy Formulation Office of the Ministry, and over the course of the year, I'll be working on ICT for disaster response policy, cyber security, … Continue reading Samoa Week One: There’s tech and there’s practicality

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: Quite the welcome

So this week is the orientation week for 23 of my colleagues and me as we prepare to head off and do our Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships.  People will be going all over: Burma, Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, Samoa, Cote D'Ivoire and Guatemala.  What really struck me was the history and the timelessness of the Fulbright program.  Former … Continue reading Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: Quite the welcome

Mobiles for education…a memory from Samoa

TechChange has a course coming up that breaks a little bit from the standard “ICT4D” content.  It’s titled “New Technologies for Educational Practice” and I was trying to think of how someone would put this knowledge to use.  It all seemed abstract, so wracked my brain for cases when I used technology in my own … Continue reading Mobiles for education…a memory from Samoa