Why MOOCs Won’t Replace Educators in the Classroom


Based on the explosive growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) this year, it might appear that the future of online education consists of passively clicking through videos and quizzes. This model, while highly scalable, is …
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Why Development Needs Educational Technology As A Service


Online learning for international development is heating up. As educational technology companies raised half a billion dollars in Q1 of 2014, USAID is already exploring how to incorporate new technology with proven development methodology. New attempts …
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Playing with Hate: What Does Gaza Reveal about the Future of Gaming?


The gatekeepers of gaming are suddenly in the middle of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In the past few days, Google Play has removed several games relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, claiming that they violate Developer …
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What Does Internet.org Mean for Access to Women’s Rights Resources?


As we were wrapping up a live course event with MAMA (the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action) yesterday, we learned the exciting news: Facebook announced that MAMA has been included in the Internet.org  …
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10 Favorite Memories from Our Old TechChange HQ


It’s official! On March 31, TechChange will officially move to our new home on 13 & U St. NW.

While we’re looking forward to having more space, better light, and a more convenient location for our partners …
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Will Technology Turn Your Organization into a Startup?


Technology alone won’t change an organization, but people might.

Last week Forbes featured our upcoming course on Social Intrapreneurship in a post on 2014’s Most Valuable Employee: The Social Intrapreneur. While we’ve …
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EVENT: Join Us for January ICT4Drinks!


TechChange and Kurante are excited to kick off the 2014 ICT4Drinks series with a Back-to-School happy hour on Thursday, January 30th from 6-9pm at 14K Lounge(RSVP Now
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FIELD UPDATE: How Mobile Devices Provide Real-Time Data for the Egyptian Referendum


For the first time, an international observation mission will utilize mobile devices and formhub for collecting real-time data from its observers.

I’m here in Egypt as part of the election observation mission with Democracy International, where 80 international observers are being sent to 23 governorates to witness the conduct of voting for the constitutional referendum.
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Why Google Wi-Fi at Starbucks Is a Big Deal


This year, Starbucks announced that it would make its internet speed in coffee shops 10 times faster by switching from AT&T to Google. Sorry, playwrights and up-and-coming writers. Collaborating nerds are going to take over the local Starbucks.
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Three Lessons from Tunisian Students on Building Youth Workforce Capacity


Tech entrepreneurs of the world unite! TechChange was proud to present on a short panel for The Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP) and the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program to support Tunisian students pursuing technical professions.
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