Foundations for All (FFA) at University of Edinburgh Academic Senate

Beirut mosaic

The Foundations for All (FFA) team is presenting today at the Senatus Academicus at the University of Edinburgh, the University’s supreme academic body. This is a project we are all very proud of and the presentation outlines that a bit, particularly the partnerships that make it possible with the American University of Beirut, Makerere University, […]

Digital Education project in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda: Second Year

Our little research cluster of Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, the University of Dar es Salaam and the State University of Zanzibar in Tanzania, and Makerere University in Uganda (and the University of Edinburgh of course!) have been lucky enough to receive some more funding to continue our work exploring digital education in SSA. Since […]

Digital Education Workshop in Dar es Salaam: Team and Themes

I am posting this as well to the Centre for Research in Digital Education site as well as the cluster’s website once that site is complete. Having just returned from Tanzania and an intensive round of workshops as part of a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) small grant for theme development, I wanted to take […]

Edtech & Neoliberalism in ICT4D: Blowback from Bridge Academies in Uganda and Liberia

Reposting here from Panoply Digital. It seems like we had just written about Bridge International the other day and the dangers of locking whole educational systems into for-profit industries and their paint by number pedagogies and school in a box systems. And here we are again as Uganda‚Äôs education minister just announced that the government […]

UReport and Building Citizen Engagement through Texting


Posting this here, but it appeared originally on my organizations’s site here. It is more development related, but I see great potential in these seemingly simplistic, readily accessible projects built from simple SMS to be highly relevant to mobile learning anywhere, another example of how the developed can learn from the developing world. A good […]