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  • 1. The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance
 
 Seminar Series
 
 November 12, 2013 || Peace Corps
  • 2. Join the public conversation – use hashtag #peacecorpst4d Chat and comment in the Google Doc at bit.ly/peacecorpst4d See these slides now or later on Slideshare
  • 3. Mobile technologies and the Volunteer potential
  • 4. Peace Corps ICTD @ Peace Corps PC T4D Strategy Linking T4D and mEducation
  • 5. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship.
  • 6. 
 Goal 1: Helping the people of interested countries in 
 meeting their need for trained men and women.
  • 7. 
 Goal 2: Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  • 8. 
 Goal 3: Helping promote a better understanding 
 of other peoples on the part of Americans.
  • 9. Peace Corps Sectors by Country | 2012 4% 6% 2% 12% 43% 12% 21%
  • 10. Peace Corps Sectors by Population | 2012 6% 4% 12% Agriculture Community Economic Development Education Environment Health Youth in Development 21% 12% 44%
  • 11. Peace Corps ICTD @ Peace Corps PC T4D Strategy Linking T4D and mEducation
  • 12. The ICTD potential for Peace Corps 1.Connectivity and devices have become more available. 2.Builds on expertise and interests of Volunteers. 3.Priority of the host countries, counterparts, and the U.S. Government. 4.Devices are less taboo and easier to incorporate.
  • 13. 
 1. Connectivity and devices have become more 
 available.
  • 14. 
 2. Builds on interest, comfort, and expertise of 
 Volunteers.
  • 15. 
 3. Priority of the host countries, counterparts, 
 and the U.S. Government.
  • 16. 
 
 4. Devices are less taboo and easier to incorporate.
  • 17. Peace Corps ICTD @ Peace Corps PC T4D Strategy Linking T4D and mEducation
  • 18. Peace Corps T4D Strategy Principles Draft 1. Be empathetic. 2. Don’t define in terms of technology. 3. Don’t take interaction for granted. 4. Seek low cost solutions that build on existing infrastructure. 5. Share, share, share.
  • 19. 
 
 1. Be empathetic.
  • 20. 
 
 2. Don’t define in terms of technology.
  • 21. 
 
 3. Don’t take interaction for granted.
  • 22. 
 
 4. Seek low cost solutions that 
 build on existing infrastructure.
  • 23. 
 5. Share, share, share!
  • 24. Gartner Hype Cycle
  • 25. 3D Printing Gabriel’s subjective ICTD assessment Tablets and e-readers Bitcoin Mobile money ICTD RCTs SMS Open Source Resources OpenBTS One Laptop Per Child Electronic health records
  • 26. Peace Corps ICTD @ Peace Corps PC T4D Strategy Linking T4D and mEducation
  • 27. Peace Corps’ PCLive
  • 28. Presenters Joanie Cohen-Mitchell Literacy Specialist and Chief of Programming (acting) Background: M.Ed. in nonformal education and Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Research and Administration with a focus on literacy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Over 25 years experience working in program development, evaluation and training design and delivery in adult and nonformal education, basic education, literacy and early childhood programs in Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Namibia, the eastern Caribbean and throughout Massachusetts. Taught graduate and undergraduate courses at UMass, SIT, and Greenfield Community College. RPCV Haiti and Paraguay and Pre-service Trainer in Haiti and Costa Rica. Fluent in Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, and once spoke Gaurani. Gabriel Krieshok Technology for Development Program Specialist (acting) and Knowledge Management Administrator Background: M.P.P. from the Ford School of Public Policy and M.S.I. from the School of Information at the University of Michigan with a specialization in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD). Over seven years experience in international development; including program evaluation, project management, education programs, survey design, ethnography, monitoring & evaluation, and science & technology in development. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar. Fluent in French, Conversational in Malagasy, Beginner in Spanish, Fluent in Python.
  • 29. Current Steering
 Committee Members
  • 30. sources Slide 5 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:President_greets_Peace_Corps_Volunteers._White_ House,_South_Lawn._-_NARA_-_194180.tif ! Slide 6 http://www.nrm.org/2011/01/norman-rockwell-museumdirector-travels-to-ethiopia-as-state-department-culturaldiplomacy-speak-and-specialist-on-norman-rockwell/ peace-corps_ethiopia_web/ Slide 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacecorps/6756126731/ lightbox/ ! ! Slide 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacecorps/5961349069/ ! Slide 8 http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2010/09/out-to-theball-game-with-peace-corps/ ! Slides 13 and 14 http://manypossibilities.net/ ! Slide 15 http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/media/press/1858/ ! Slide 15 http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/media/press/1858/ Slide 16 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OLPC_Class__Mongolia_Ulaanbaatar.JPG ! ! Slide 22 http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/jin115/imgs/a/d/ad6f0ecc.jpg ! Slide 28 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.bongohive.rhok.apps.bantubabel&hl=en ! Slide 29 http://www.theanou.com ! Slide 30 http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/sis/newslog/2013/08/15/ RwandaPeaceCorpsEmpowerSchoolGirlsOnICTUse.aspx