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What Could Creative Commons Mean For You

mPowering Frontline Health Workers is delighted to introduce a new video, developed with TechChange, that explains how publishing content under a Creative Commons license can maximize the reach and impact of health training materials.

This video gives more information on what Creative Commons licenses are, how they work, and why they matter. TechChange…


Added by TechChange on November 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Eva Erlach on Technology for Data Visualization

TechChange courses are designed for busy young professionals. In any of our courses, you will find yourself taking the course alongside international development field and headquarter staff, university professors and students, freelancers, and so many other kinds of eager learners. Today, we are excited to chat with Eva Erlach, who is a…


Added by TechChange on November 17, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Data Analytics, Delivered To You

Today, most of us can have Pad Thai, a craft cocktail, and a professional masseuse all arrive at at our doorstep with a click of a button on our phones, but the same can’t be said about data for our projects. I can’t tell you whether the thousands of schools we paid for last year were actually built and functioning! How about an on-demand service for that…


Added by TechChange on November 10, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

You’ve Collected the Data – Now What?

Data is useless unless it provides us with actionable insights into our work. In order to make sense of the data, however, we need to understand it, which is why data visualization is so important. Technology has made it easier to translate data into understandable and aesthetically pleasing visualizations, but with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where…


Added by TechChange on November 2, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Why you need to learn Excel for data visualization

Over the years, TechChange has provided several professionals in the international development community with the crucial tech skills needed to make an impact in their work. Oftentimes, learning tech skills means first learning a software as basic as Microsoft Excel. We have all worked with Excel,…


Added by TechChange on October 27, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The End of Boring PDFs? Three Lessons in Creating the New Organizational Guide to ICT4D

Applying technology solutions to the challenges of international development requires organizational change more than new gadgets. That’s why we were thrilled to launch our new…


Added by TechChange on February 24, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Free Webinar on Ebola and Mobile Data Collection: Joel Selanikio on Magpi in Sierra Leone

What role can a mobile data collection app like Magpi have in fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone and other countries? How can Magpi address prevention, contact tracing, treatment and other…


Added by TechChange on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How an Online Course Gave this MBA Graduate an Edge, and Ultimately a Job Offer

TC105: Mobiles for International Development alumna, Ivy McCottry is starting a job at …


Added by TechChange on September 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Revolutionizing Data with GeoPoll: A TechChange Alumna Interviews Amy Sweeney

For my final project for TC105: Mobiles for International Development, I decided to interview Amy Sweeney of …


Added by TechChange on August 29, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

3 Ways to Build Your Brand With Your Social Media Community

By TJ Thormander, Director of Communications at

As TechChange approaches 10K followers on Twitter and 5K Facebook likes, I am taking a step back to understand how we created a…


Added by TechChange on October 11, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

TechChange blog: Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

Estimates from the mHealth Alliance, the UN Department of Economic…


Added by TechChange on September 24, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Where Software Meets Social Change: SwiftRiver

You land in a country that is recovering from a long war. The infrastructure is limited, but there is a nascent democratic government. To make up for the lack of infrastructure, citizens use text messages sent to a central receiver or Twitter feeds to let government officials know what they need. I’m describing E-Democracy, and using a platform like Swiftriver, these text messages and Tweets can be organized by time and geographic location. It provides information to elected leaders, while…

Added by TechChange on April 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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