Yearly Archives: 2015

Impressions from “Making sense of education indicators”

Education is an important aspect of society and assessing the progress made by learners a key element to appreciate, validate and if need be improve the educational system in place. Determining how to best assess learning outcomes continues to be a challenge for teachers and policy makers alike. From collaborative problem solving to using interactive programs, printed books and supplementary materials to independently finding information online, learning can take many forms as can assessment.

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2nd VU ICT4D symposium “Data for Development”

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Today, the second international VU symposium in ICT for Development was held. As last year, the workshop was a great success, with an international host of speakers and a variety of attendees (around 80 people…

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Reading list for April 2015

This month we have some new gadgets and a collection of writings about Internet connectivity in developing countries.

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Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) organises every year the Spring Symposium Series (SSS) at Stanford. This is an opportunity to look into new topics for AI through a set of parallel workshops lasting 2 and a

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A Sugar Activity for Subsistence Farmers

Subsistence farming or agriculture is a form of farming where farmers mainly focus on growing enough food to be self-sufficient. Especially in African countries, where people are very dependent of own-grown food, this type of farming is very common. Subsistence

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Gossa and Myrthe in Ghana – part 1

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Gossa and Myrthe, students from VU University Amsterdam are currently in Northern Ghana,  doing fieldwork for the  interdisciplinary ICT4D research project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor“. For this project they received a grant from the Network…

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Trip report: Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response

On February 24/25 2015, the peace informatics lab and the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs joined forces to organise a two-days meeting around responsible data for humanitarian response in Den Haag. The World Wide Semantic Web and DANS were there both days 🙂

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