Top Five Most Absurd Tech Gifts of 2010

This holiday season we’re taking a break at TechChange from bringing you the latest developments in technology, education and social change to focus on something a little more fun.

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to travel …
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Bridging the Digital Divide: Why Mobiles, Markets and Moore’s Law Matter

Remember to toast the birth of the World Wide Web this Saturday—just don’t buy it a drink. It was only twenty years ago that Tim Berners-Lee loaded the first webpage. Now it’s such an indispensable …
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Cross ‘Worry’ Off your Holiday List with Cloud Storage

Deck the halls, wrap some presents and pour yourself a tall glass of eggnog: Cloud storage gives you one less thing to worry about this holiday season.

Unfamiliar with cloud storage? Cloud storage is a …
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The ‘Donkey Bloggers’ Satire: Azeri Journalists Free from Detention

On July 4th 2009, Emin Milli — blogger and one of the Alumni Network founders —spoke at “a Heinrich Böll Foundation roundtable dedicated to a democratization process in Azerbaijan, where he criticized the Azerbaijani government strongly.” Four …
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Zero Force: Using Social Media to End the Use of Child Soldiers

Romeo Dallaire may be best known for his book titled Shaking Hands with the Devil. Since retiring from his illustrious military career, he has taken on a new task – to end the use …
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Is e-Learning Inferior to Face-to-Face Instruction? (e-Learning Series)

TechChange is excited to launch a new blog series dedicated to e-Learning for educators and trainers.  The series will highlight emerging technologies, best practices in instructional design and pedagogy, and important industry trends.

The very …
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TechChange Photographer Goes to Haiti

In August of this year, Keith Lane, professional photographer and a member of the TechChange team, went to Haiti to document, through photography, whether and how the country is recovering since the devastating earthquake in January. I had a …
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Jumo: Day 1. Our First Impressions of the Social Network for Social Causes

Yesterday, Jumo released its beta platform to the world, but the launch was far from seamless.  Founded by Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes, Jumo bills itself as a “social network for the social sector.” At TechChange, we spent …
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