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Technology stewardship course to promote ICT adoption in agricultural communities of practice

  The collaborative Partnership Development research project between Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and the University of Alberta, University of Guelph (Canada), supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), have successfully completed an interactive and hands-on two-day Technology Stewardship workshop. This workshop was conducted to develop capacity among the Department of Export Agriculture [...]

Important information for Twilio users

I received some important information from FrontlineSMS when using Twilio as an SMS gateway.  Be very careful when choosing keywords for subscription services.  See below for details. Dear Frontline User, We hope that your project has been running successfully so far! We just thought that it would be useful for you to know as you continue [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|FrontlineSMS, SMS, text messaging|

“Making Our Own News” – Sharing Women’s Social Knowledge in Sri Lanka

FrontlineSMS has huge potential as a tool for news-sharing, and this user guest post shows an example of this from a women’s news network in Sri Lanka. By Ananda Galappatti, Minmini News Minmini News is a local SMS news service for women in the Batticaloa District of Eastern Sri Lanka. Batticaloa is the poorest district [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|FrontlineSMS, low cost technology, Sri Lanka, text messaging|

Kio Kit brings mobile learning to Africa

The Kio Kit is a fascinating innovation that provides an integrated mobile learning package for African schools.  This is a compelling examples of what can be done with an inclusive innovation approach that involves users directly in the design process. While the immediate application is targeted to youth, there is clearly lots of potential for [...]