E-TukTuk, mobile technology and Sri Lanka

April 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

E-TukTuk, mobile technology and Sri Lanka

“eTUKTUK takes internet and radio to Sri Lankan villages

Really cool article about hoe rickshaws are being adapted as mobile radio stations. It’s an innovative approach using an iconic vehicle, to provide a voice to people in hard to reach places.

The eTUKTUK is a self-contained mobile telecentre and radio broadcasting unit which travels into remote villages in the Kothmale region and provide communities the opportunity to participate in the KCR’s programming as well as have access to new digital technologies and internet.

 

 

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Mobile Phones and Leapfrogging Technology

April 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

“Cellular phones are an example of leapfrog technology that allows many developing nations to skip the investment in fixed-line phone infrastructure while they derive economic benefits from a reliable and extensive communications network. Mobile phones, along with Internet access, are part of a communications revolution that is helping boost income and stop the spread of disease in emerging economies. VOA’s Bill Rodgers has more in this second of a series on technology in the developing world.”

I showed this clip in my Mobil Tech class. Interesting to note that mobile technology is overall cheaper than building an infrastructure for fixed phone lines.

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Radio Bridging Education Gap in Rural India

January 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Despite the prevalence of mobile technology, radio continues to remain a major source of information to many developing areas. Here’s a look at how education radio programming works for rural children in India.

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