Frontline SMS:  A (Very) Brief Introduction     Used in conjunction with MobiMOOC 2012:http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/a+Mo...
What is it?FrontlineSMS is a free, open source tool used tonetwork existing technology (the SMS enabledmobile phone) in de...
What do you need?http://www.civil.columbia.edu/edc/edc_2008/FrontlineSMS.html
What can it do?http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2007/02/22/mobile-phones-for-advocacy-and-social-transformation/
How is it being used?  http://www.parkparadigm.com/tag/africa/
How is it being used?http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/10/step-inside-the-laptop-bank/
How is it being used?      http://www.jopsa.org/
How is it being used?http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/12/fishing-meets-texting-in-banda-aceh/
How is it being used?
What can it be used for?•   Language learning•   Educational mentoring•   Political empowerment•   Mobilization•   Resourc...
FrontlineSMS• FrontlineSMS: http://www.frontlinesms.com/• Getting Started:  http://www.frontlinesms.com/user-  resources/g...
Next Steps for MobiMOOC 2012• Go to discussion board and post responses to  FrontlineSMS prompts at  http://www.ingedewaar...
Thank you!           Michael Sean GallagherInstitute of Education, University of London      http://michaelseangallagher.o...
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This is a short presentation cobbled together from the resources noted which aims to introduce FrontlineSMS to a new audience.

This presentation is being used in conjunction with the open course MobiMOOC 2012 (http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/a+MobiMOOC+hello%21)

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  • FrontlineSMS:Radio is developing software which will assist community radio stations to interact dynamically with audiences by harnessing the power of SMS text messaging. Radio represents the dominant media source for many and SMS is increasingly being used by radio stations to facilitate two-way communication with listeners. FrontlineSMS:Radio will be built on the core technology of FrontlineSMS, a freely downloadable, open source software which assists with the management of SMS using a laptop and mobile phone or GSM modem. FrontlineSMS enables users to send and receive text messages with large groups of people without requiring Internet access. Giving Radio Listeners A Voice
  • MobiMOOC 2012: FrontlineSMS Introduction

    1. 1. Frontline SMS: A (Very) Brief Introduction Used in conjunction with MobiMOOC 2012:http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/a+MobiMOOC+hell o%21
    2. 2. What is it?FrontlineSMS is a free, open source tool used tonetwork existing technology (the SMS enabledmobile phone) in developing nations.It “enables instantaneous two-waycommunication on a large scale.”http://www.frontlinesms.com/
    3. 3. What do you need?http://www.civil.columbia.edu/edc/edc_2008/FrontlineSMS.html
    4. 4. What can it do?http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2007/02/22/mobile-phones-for-advocacy-and-social-transformation/
    5. 5. How is it being used? http://www.parkparadigm.com/tag/africa/
    6. 6. How is it being used?http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/10/step-inside-the-laptop-bank/
    7. 7. How is it being used? http://www.jopsa.org/
    8. 8. How is it being used?http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/12/fishing-meets-texting-in-banda-aceh/
    9. 9. How is it being used?
    10. 10. What can it be used for?• Language learning• Educational mentoring• Political empowerment• Mobilization• Resource allocation
    11. 11. FrontlineSMS• FrontlineSMS: http://www.frontlinesms.com/• Getting Started: http://www.frontlinesms.com/user- resources/getting-started/• Use Cases: http://www.frontlinesms.com/frontlinesms- in-action/case-studies/
    12. 12. Next Steps for MobiMOOC 2012• Go to discussion board and post responses to FrontlineSMS prompts at http://www.ingedewaard.net/mobimoocforum/f orumdisplay.php?fid=14• Sign up for synchronous sessions with FrontlineSMS users from Malawi and Cambodia at http://mobimooc.wikispaces.com/timing*valid until September 27, 2012
    13. 13. Thank you! Michael Sean GallagherInstitute of Education, University of London http://michaelseangallagher.org/

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