10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Brookings' New Report on Technology in the Classroom
Brookings Institution presents a new addition to the Brooke Shearer Working Paper Series titled "A New Face of Education: Bringing Technology into the Classroom in the Developing World." Those who attended AUDACIA 2011 will remember discussion of technology in girls' education with Kristine Pearson of Lifeline Energy and Jensine Larsen of World Pulse, to name just two innovators. This article discusses the barriers to quality education, the technologies currently available to overcome those barriers, and ultimately proposes seven basic principles for effective technology use in education in the developing world (p.38-40). Interestingly, it would behoove us to remember that the strategy for effective technology use abroad "need not emulate the trajectory of educational technology use in wealthier developed nations. Indeed, in some of the most remote regions of the globe, mobile phones and other forms of technology are being used in ways barely envisioned in the United States or Europe" (p.5). Don't be afraid to be creative as you explore how technology might help you achieve your goals!