The following blog posts are the selected collection out of my research for ITU’s Special Initiatives division, “Connect a School, Connect a Community” program. It is the partnership program of ITU for using ICTs for community connectivity through schools and community centers.  This collection is a jump start for future researchers to explore use of ICTs in education, community development, women and PWD empowerment across different regions of the world.

Featured:

Jokko Initiative Empowers Women with mLearning

School and Community Connectivity Initiatives in Asia Pacific Region

New Versions of XO Laptop by OLPC

Drive by WI-FI: internet access for remote villages

Facebook for Education!

Global Programs/Initiatives:

KHAN ACADEMY:

Khan Academy — A useful online academy for students

MICROSOFT:

‘Partners in Learning’

Multipoint Mouse: an innovative way to bridge the digital divide

UNESCO:

SchoolNet Project in South-east Asian Countries

Kid Smart Early Learning Program

CISCO:

Cisco and Portuguese government partner to connect schools

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS:

Village Connection Project (NSN)

INTEL:

Teach Program

RCP to bring connectivity to remote areas

Computer clubhouses for kids

GOOGLE:

Google Literacy Project

SCHLUMBERGER:

SEED shares Science, Education and Technology with schools round the globe

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD (OLPC):

Is Pakistan Really “Participating” in One Laptop Per Child?

Uruguay’s Ambitious Plan Ceibal

FACEBOOK FOR EDUCATION:

Facebook for Education!

UNITED VILLAGES PROJECT:

Drive by WI-FI: internet access for remote villages

VODACOM:
Vodacom launches low cost solar powered cell phone

Country Based Initiatives

Antigua and Barbuda

Schools and Communities to get free internet service in Antigua and Barbuda

Australia:

Digital Education Revolution in Australia

Azerbaijan:

Azerbaijan to Connect Schools and provide Computer Training to Teachers

Bangladesh

Grameenphone sets up Community Information Centers across Bangladesh

Brunei:

Internet Access and Laptops for Schools in Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia:

Metfone Viettel to connect all schools in Cambodia to Internet

Chile:

ICTs in Education – Chilean Experience

Costa Rica:

Fundacion Omar Dengo, Costa Rica

Haiti:

Re-connecting Haiti to the world

India:

Hole in the Wall – Challenges the traditional pedagogy

IT@school project – Kerala, India

Education for children of nomadic tribes

Bridging the Digital Divide – The innovative way

Innovation for combating literacy, INDIA

Tata Computer-based Functional Literacy Program

ICT Interventions in Education, India

India’s prototype $35 tablet for students

Jordan:

Jordan Education Initiative uses ICT to transform education

Macedonia:

Macedonia’s Primary Education Project (PEP)

Malaysia:

Smart School project

MAB using TTS to bring internet to visually impaired

Nepal:

Nepal Wireless Project — tale of an ambitious leader

New Zealand:

New Zealand to launch m-learning initiatives to connect rural schools

Pakistan:

Microsoft Pakistan to train 4500 teachers in the Punjab province

ICTs in Pakistan

INTEL ICT Programs in Pakistan

Pakistan Floods: Disruption of communication links makes the relief process difficult

Pakistan: TSF on site to provide emergency telecoms services

Peru:

Peruvians Access Public Services with a Few Simple Clicks

Philippines:

DICP Project to connect all schools in Philippines to internet

Portugal:

Magellan Initiative: to deliver laptops to Portuguese children

Portugal’s e-school program to provide laptops to schools in developing countries

Qatar:

Qatar IT centre to aid the disabled

Singapore:

Singapore on its way to integrate ICTs in education

Sri Lanka:

e-Sri Lanka and ICT for All

Tanzania:

Bridgeit: Assisting teachers through educational videos via mobile phone

Thailand:

Princess’s IT project serves students, teachers, prisoners and blind in Thaliand

IT for Disabled’ in Thai schools

Uruguay:

Uruguay’s Ambitious Plan Ceibal

Vietnam:

ICTs to revolutionize education system in Vietnam

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