How	  to	  contextualize	  and	                            access	  content	                           Making	  the	  fore...
First	  quality,	  now	                                    contextualization	            !  The	  first	  aim	  is	  qualit...
Accessibility	            !   Affordability	  -­‐	  costs	            !   Technical	  infrastructure	  –	  Internet	  acces...
Languages	            !   Internet	  access	  is	  not	  enough	  if	                information	  is	  understandable	   ...
Languages	            •  Approximately	  6	  000	  in	  the	               World	            ! Approximately	  2000	  in	 ...
Micro-­‐economy	  &	  micro	  education	                              approach	                                           ...
2	  ICT4D	  efforts	            !   Kenyan	  Frontrunner	            !   Mobile	  learning	  for	  Human	  Rights	  Henrik	...
Kenyan	  Frontrunner	            !   Spider/DSV/Linköping	  project	  2011	  -­‐-­‐	            !   P-­‐O	  Hansson	  and	...
Mobile	  Technology	     !   Using	  modern	         techniques	  and	  tools	  in	         order	  to	  make	  mobile	   ...
Formal/Informal	  Learning	   !   Studying	  how	  the	  smartphone	       facilitates	  informal	  learning	   !   Studyi...
Entrepreneurship	            !   Slum	  Runs	                                                    http://www.slumrun.com	  ...
Mobile	  Learning	  	  for	                            Human	  Rights	            !   Content	  contribution	  from	  Keny...
Mobile	  Learning	  	  for	                            Human	  Rights	            !   Formalizing	  informal	  learning	  ...
PC	  vs.	  mobile	  Henrik	  Hansson	  and	  William	  Jobe	                               Uplifting	  the	  poor	  2/16/1...
What	  is	  Crucial?	  1.  Affordability	  2.  Technical	  infrastructure	  3.  A	  pedagogical	  framework	  4.  A	  suppo...
?	            !   Must	  content	  be	  available	  in	  local	  languages?	  Is	                English	  enough?	       ...
william@dsv.su.se	  henrik.hansson@dsv.su.se	    Henrik	  Hansson	  and	  William	  Jobe	                 Uplifting	  the	...
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How to make content contextualized and accessible

  1. 1. How  to  contextualize  and   access  content   Making  the  forest  from  the  trees…   Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe,  Stockholm  University    Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  2. 2. First  quality,  now   contextualization   !  The  first  aim  is  quality  (meaning)   !  Then  accessibility  (reach)   !  Then  contextualization   (adaptation)    Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  3. 3. Accessibility   !   Affordability  -­‐  costs   !   Technical  infrastructure  –  Internet  access   !   Language  access   !   Culturally  relevant   !   Device  ubiquity   !   Support  everything  from  phones  to  televisions  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  4. 4. Languages   !   Internet  access  is  not  enough  if   information  is  understandable    Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  5. 5. Languages   •  Approximately  6  000  in  the   World   ! Approximately  2000  in  Africa   ! How  to  make  quality  content   available  in  local  languages?      Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  6. 6. Micro-­‐economy  &  micro  education   approach     !   Align  quality  content  to  national  curricula   !   Translate  learning  objects  into  local  language  &  make  it   culturally  relevant     !   Pay  distributed  individual  translators  per  learning   object  based  on  quality   !   Peer  rating   !   Expert  rating   !   Use  frequency   !   =  creates  digital  learning  content  for  all  school  levels  in   local  languages  and  promotes  incentives  to  contribute   (translate)  via  micro  payment  (aid  or  sponsors)   the  poor  2/16/13  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  
  7. 7. 2  ICT4D  efforts   !   Kenyan  Frontrunner   !   Mobile  learning  for  Human  Rights  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  8. 8. Kenyan  Frontrunner   !   Spider/DSV/Linköping  project  2011  -­‐-­‐   !   P-­‐O  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   !   Smartphones  in  a  Kenyan  context   !   Mobile  technology,  learning  and   business  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  9. 9. Mobile  Technology   !   Using  modern   techniques  and  tools  in   order  to  make  mobile   technology  accessible   !   Native  apps  and  mobile   web  apps   http://flip.dsv.su.se/Kenya/MobileWebApp/  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  10. 10. Formal/Informal  Learning   !   Studying  how  the  smartphone   facilitates  informal  learning   !   Studying  how  the  smartphone   can  enable  formal  learning   opportunities   !   The  runners  unanimously   chose  to  study  a  course  in   Human  Rights  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  11. 11. Entrepreneurship   !   Slum  Runs   http://www.slumrun.com  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  12. 12. Mobile  Learning    for   Human  Rights   !   Content  contribution  from  Kenyans   !   Focus  on  Kenyan  Human  Rights  issues   and  context   !   Language  –  English  and  Kiswahili   !   Device  ubiquity  with  responsive  web   design   !   All  content  as  audio  files  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  13. 13. Mobile  Learning    for   Human  Rights   !   Formalizing  informal  learning   !   Certificate   !   Digital  Badge  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  14. 14. PC  vs.  mobile  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  15. 15. What  is  Crucial?  1.  Affordability  2.  Technical  infrastructure  3.  A  pedagogical  framework  4.  A  support  model  5.  Content  in  local  languages  6.  Device  ubiquity  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  16. 16. ?   !   Must  content  be  available  in  local  languages?  Is   English  enough?   !   Supporting  large  scale  ICT4D  efforts?  How  can   we  do  it?   !   Funding  for  learning  initiatives  and  uplifting  the   poor  with  ICT?   !   Division  of  labour?  Kenya-­‐Sweden:     !   programming-­‐help  desk   !   content  development   !   innovation,  research  and  evaluation  Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  
  17. 17. william@dsv.su.se  henrik.hansson@dsv.su.se   Henrik  Hansson  and  William  Jobe   Uplifting  the  poor  2/16/13  

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