Posts from November 2011

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Bringing the ATM to the village


In September, the New York Times ran an interesting piece about a new effort to expand access to financial tools in rural areas. Roving tellers essentially act as an ATM for rural populations, bringing with them the ability to deposit and withdraw money, open accounts, and transfer money. For much of the world’s poor, access […]

Teach a Man to Text….Dealing with “Tech Literacy” in Rural Ghana


Nicole Hildebrandt is a CTED student researching Market Information Systems in Ghana. Read below for her recent experiences training farmers in Ghana. As a (late) twenty-something from the US, I’ve basically grown up using a mobile phone, so it’s hard for me to understand how people can not know how to send a text message (come on, […]

Substance and Style: Information Content for Education


Jay Chen is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi and affiliated with the Center for Technology and Economic Development. Read below about Jay’s take on ICT for Education and his research in the field. In high-income countries, the continuous availability and comprehensive content of local libraries and the Internet are […]