Category Archives: Technology

Managing knowledge and communications for development in Africa

This is a call for applications for a short course provided by ITOCA and SOAS, and the University of London. This theoretical and practical course will have a strong focus on how to build successful knowledge management and communication for … Continue reading

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New video on breastfeeding- and -mobile application to dispel sexual and reproductive myths

Global Health Media Project has produced a new set of videos designed to help breastfeeding mothers. Nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by providing practical information on “how to” skills and problem management. View on-line or … Continue reading

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Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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Using tablets in libraries

Tablets have been used in a pilot programme by Book Aid International for reading in the Children’s Corners in a number of Kenyan libraries. Tablets encourage use of the library’s resources; and the children soon develop digital skills that will … Continue reading

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Google to put health information directly into search results

Google is changing the way it displays search queries to pull medical facts directly into its results. The medical information is being added to the company’s Knowledge Graph, which underpins Google’s instant search results and powers Google’s Now personal assistant and … Continue reading

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4 Technology Trends Every Librarian Needs to Know

Where is library technology heading in the next few years ? What are the emerging tools and technologies that we should be paying attention to, in order to be ready when the time is right to adopt them ? Those … Continue reading

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Information literacy, ICTs and the problems in rural areas

The papers at the past three days at the Congress have covered a wide spectrum of subjects reflecting the Congress themes: ICTs and access to information and knowledge. Information seeking behaviours, access to and resources for health information have been … Continue reading

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ICTs and access to health information – AHILA Congress 2014

Dr. Maria’s keynote address encompassed the main themes of the Congress and AHILA’s role in accommodating the huge changes that have taken place over the thirty years of its existence – both the benefits and the challenges. These themes were … Continue reading

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Free video tutorials

GCFLearnfree is a site on youtube which has video tutorials to help you learn the basics of many things without (they say) your being bored to tears. Included in their huge range of videos are a number relating to the … Continue reading

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eLearning at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine

eLearning advancements at UNZA have empowered medical students to self enroll and access courses of their choice which was not the case before. Furthermore, faculty staff are now appreciating the benefits of e learning. These developments are through the efforts … Continue reading

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