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January 16, 2018

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement

"Social media is still in its infancy in Afghanistan, with a small and mostly homogenous user base of educated, relatively wealthy, predominately male users....But while small, it holds opportunity...

January 11, 2018

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization

"New technologies-in-use have made a difference to social development, and for this reason the internet and how it has displaced traditional media cannot be dealt with within the silos of...

January 9, 2018

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their Mental Well-Being, Social Relationships and Physical Activity? An Evidence-Focused Literature Review

"Understandably, parents, teachers and others who have an interest in children's health and well-being become increasingly concerned as children spend more time using digital technology, but are also...

January 8, 2018

Digital Development and the Digital Gender Gap

"How does digital development change pathways to development for women and girls? What are the economic, social and political risks and opportunities?" Prepared for the United Kingdom (UK)...

January 6, 2018

Crop Specific Mobile Apps by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

"The Crop Specific Mobile Apps programme has evolved over time in response to changing user needs, in both content provided and the distribution mechanism. The recent analytics component shows how...

January 5, 2018

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

"....Medic Mobile was launched in Nepal in 2013 as a mobile phone-based health monitoring solution using a simple data capture interface appropriate for community health workers (CHWs) with low...

January 4, 2018

Lean HCD: A Case Study in Human-Centered Design in the Highlands of Guatemala

"HCD requires deeper engagement on the part of the design team than a traditional design process, which tends to start with the technology instead of with people's problems. This tech-centered...

January 2, 2018

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

Launched in 2012 by the Indian organisation ZMQ Development, MIRA Channel is an integrated mobile phone service providing communication and information tools for maternal and child health care to...

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December 15, 2017

"When government willingness is already there, ICT-enabled voice can help build capacity to respond. But generally, unless pre-existing...

December 15, 2017

"[I]it is part of educators' digital competence to enable learners to actively participate in life and work in a digital age. It is also part...

December 14, 2017

Drawing on four cases of research from Africa and South East Asia, this paper discusses the possibilities for youth "prosumerism" as a...

December 12, 2017

"In the absence of a comprehensive campaign to deal with this threat, manipulation and disinformation techniques could enable modern...

December 12, 2017

"Dark social" refers to online and digital sharing either missing or incorrectly attributed in site traffic analytics. It describes the blind spot...

December 12, 2017

"Making the digital space better for children requires collaboration and cooperation among governments, United Nations agencies and other...

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