Selected publications (.pdf)

"Education Change, Leadership and the Knowledge Society" 
Global e-Schools Initiative (GeSCI)  

Survey of ICT in education in the Caribbean
Volume 1: Regional trends & analysis
Volume 2: Country reports
infoDev 

Using technology to train teachers:
Appropriate uses of ICT for
teacher professional developmen
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infoDev (Mary Burns, co-author)

Project evaluation:
Uganda rural school-based telecenters

World Bank Institute
(Sara Nadel, co-author)

The Educational Object Economy:
Alternatives in authoring &
aggregation of educational software 

Interactive Learning Environments
(Purchase or subscription req'd) 

Development of multimedia resources 
UNESCO (Cesar Nunes, co-author)

Real Access/Real Impact
Teresa Peters & bridges.org
(hosted for reference; RIP TMP) 

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Monday
Feb182013

scattered observations of mobile learning week

Greetings from UNESCO's Mobile Learning Week in Paris (18 and 19 February). Following are a few observations and thoughts. These might present a more-than-reasonably skeptical view of the proceedings... 

  • It's tiring when the socially focused representative of a global corporation responds guardedly about open platforms. Someone here was asked about providing open APIs and opening their platform; the response was somehing like, "We've determined that if we opened our platform we couldn't provide the rich user experiences that we currently provide." OF course it's about money, probably, and why not acknowledge this? You've just demonstrated impact among 7 million users (or more, I lose count), you don't need to justify or obscure a profit motive in that instance... 

  • A lot of the projects on the podium here approach English language learning via mobile tools. Cool, but getting content and mother-tongue instruction is IMHO much more critical. And much more difficult -- in part because of funding.

    At least, if that's what you're doing, cite evidence that learning English in a given context leads to improved social and economic well being. Hmmm?  

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