Over the fall I had the fortunate opportunity to take a class with Rob Salkowitz here at the University and the experience really opened my eyes regarding how education and technologies are merging globally. Emerging markets in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia are offering substantially new and innovative opportunities to solve some of the worlds most pressing social problems.
The Millenial generation is using digital media and technology to disrupt various old-world institutions and forging new collaborative models of business, social activism and education models. For example, education is one of the most important facets to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The deployment of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in education and the development of pilot programs in some of the most economically depressed and rural regions of Africa can help drive innovation and empower the next generation of educators. Without proper and adequate education, economic and social inequality persist. Technology helps to transform education in Africa by building a stronger workforce and developing entrepreneurs.
Programs such as; CyberSmart Africa, Interconnection Uganda, and m-learning platform’s like Nokia’s MoMath are some of the efforts helping to fight educational challenges including teacher training, classroom resources, and access to information.
The following presentation explores how some programs are using technology to flip the script…