Guru.lk – Digital Educational Platform – learn anywhere anytime

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Guru will revolutionize the distance education in Sri LankaGuru.lk - learn anywhere anytimeChildren go online for various reasons, but most of the time those reasons do not add any value for those who go online. But they can’t be blamed for just wasting time, money and international bandwidth as they are digital consumers with very little choice. Guru.lk has been ...

Nenasa TV Launches Two New Educational Channels

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Nenasa TV, the satellite based television channel developed to bridge the education gap between urban and rural Sri Lanka took a bold new leap today with the launch of two channels covering Grade 10 and Grade 11 curriculum respectively in the presence of Hon. President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Tangalle Ruhunu Wijayaba National School. Based upon the content developed ...

Hong Kong ICT4D PhD Fellowship Scheme

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)Graduate students and practitioner with evidence of academic excellence, research ability, good communication skills, and interest in pursuing their dissertation in the field of social entrepreneurship and ICT for development are invited to apply for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.The Fellowship provides monthly stipend of HK$20,000 and travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year. In addition, ...

Mobile Phones in Prisons

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The ‘Census of Population and Housing 2011’, the 14thNational Census of Sri Lanka was completed in 2009/2010 and the enumeration stage of the census was carried out in February‐March 2012. As per its findings Sri Lanka had 20.2 million population at the end of 2011. Also the latest statistics released by TRC shows that Sri Lanka has 19.6m Mobile Subscribers, ...

Dialog 5 Star Partner - Mobile for Development (m4D)

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5 Star Partner Hoarding in Ampara Town (Eastern Sri Lanka)Dialog Axiata’s “5 Star Partner” programme extends the company’s reach to customers in rural areas by way of “Infomediaries” – Information Intermediaries. This exclusive corps of highly trained and carefully selected independent rural entrepreneurs enables Dialog to improve customers’ lives by reducing costs and delays in accessing services, as well as ...

South Asian Mobile Conference 2012

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What Can you do with your mobile?Listen to;Dr. Hans - Group Chief Executive Officer of DialogMr. Tomi T Ahonen - Former Nokia Executive, well known authorMr. Ralph Simon - CEO of Mobilium International

Indian Aakash Tablet PC vs OLPC

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Early this month India launched touch-screen tablet PC, which is known as “Aakash”. That is priced at just $35 compared to its counterpart OLPC which was originally priced at $100 and then increased to $180 - $200 later. The Aakash has been developed by UK-based company DataWind and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT - Rajasthan). Mr. Kapil Sibal, the minister ...

Facebook opens an office in Colombo, Sri Lanka?

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Photo courtesy of http://www.gossip9.com/ What you see on the picture is a tiny shop in capital of Sri Lanka. The shop owner has named his shop as “Facebook”. What made him to do that? Sri Lanka is a countr

ICT4D – D for Dog

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Even though it sounds funny, the negligence of the primary stakeholders or the beneficiaries has been a key factor for the failures of the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Projects. Giv

Not Just Talk - Mobile Services in Poor Countries

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Clever services on cheap mobile phones make a powerful combination—especially in poor countries COUNTERFEIT drugs can make up around a quarter of all those sold in poor countries, according to some estimates. The

Dialog tradenet won WSA Mobile Gold Award in the m-Inclusion Category

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Buying awards, stealing awards, organizers giving awards to themselves is common all around the world today. Some awards are given for some reason to product or service which has no use/users.Anyway, Dialog tradenet won WSA Mobile Gold award under the m-Inclusion category. Is tradenet really inclusive service?Yes, it is an inclusive trade information exchange which has converged multiple access technologies ...

Dialog tradenet is a Truly Inclusive System

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Dialog tradenet is fully mobile integrated Buy and Sell portal in Sri Lanka. The automated SMS matching alerts to connect buyers and sellers is a unique feature which is available only in tradenet. That also provides agricultural commodity prices to farmers and others.Dialog tradenet covers all the strata of the socio-economic pyramid. It has some means of access for every ...

ICT4D Truth

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The concept of ICT4D is being abused by many people / companies / organizations for their own benefit. So now it is a challenge to convince people and get their support for genuine ICT4 Development (ICT4D) initiatives

Telecentre Management Course by IGNOU

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“Telecentres are not sustainable; it is just waste of money”.Let’s stop blaming telecentres, understand what went wrong and what went well. Let’s get things corrected. Now we should promote Telecentre Management as a profession not as just looking a

Mobile Phones for Teaching and Learning Science

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To learn about the diversity of leaves students have to pluck the leaves thus damaging the plants. A more interesting approach is where students collectively took photographs of leaves while observing them.Currently mobile phones a

World’s First Wind Up Mobile Phone

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This will not be exciting news for Sri Lanka as it is a country which has nearly 80% of the households with access to the main electricity grid. But this would be very good news for other countries with poor ...