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Earlier this month, Global Innovation Week 2017 convened development professionals from all over the world right here in Washington, D.C. to explore how the best ideas, innovations, and technologies are changing the way the U.S. Government, business and philanthropy work together. One key focus is how practitioners and social entrepreneurs and innovators can strengthen the evidence focus of their work, and facilitate awareness of these …



Over the last seven years, TechChange has hosted and delivered thousands of webinars to teach, convene, and communicate on technology and social change. So we wanted to share a few tips that we’ve learned for upgrading your webinar setup.

That’s because even though we’ve tried dozens of livestreaming services from OpenTok to UStream to Google Hangouts On Air (now YouTube Live), …



After the first wave of massively open online courses (MOOCs) failed to deliver a revolution in online education through static video content, new providers are emerging. But they are all solving the wrong problem.

When it comes to appealing directly to learners, these offerings tend to focus on edutainment-style delivery of video content by celebrities (such as MasterClass) or optimization …



Sedinam joined the the TechChange team to support service design and tech initiatives. She will be focusing on supporting partner learning objectives on the TechChange platform. In addition to graduating from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Computer Science and Economic Development, Sedinam also co-founded Dislabelled, an organization that works with people with disabilities and seeks to reform the special education system in Ghana. She also …



A veteran Illustrator and Animator with the TechChange team, John Kim has been responsible for conceiving, illustrating, and animating some of TechChange’s most beautiful and engaging educational content. From self-paced courses to short animated videos, if you’ve enjoyed a TechChange creative product in the last two years, there’s a good chance that John had a major part in bringing that into reality.

So it was a pleasure …



From high-tech firms in Silicon Valley to established charities in Geneva, global businesses and nonprofits are struggling to build internal technical skills required to reach organizational goals. But instead of hiring or contracting specialists or turning to external professional development, global organizations are turning to online learning for help.

For example, Airbnb has been struggling to find and hire enough data scientists to meet market demand, and  …



On June 20-22, TechChange will return to InterAction Forum 2017! We’re hoping to build on our success from last year (See photos: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Gala and Awards Ceremony), by taking photos of three former Presidents (Bill Clinton, Joyce Banda, and Mary Robinson). But even more importantly, we want to …



A veteran Instructional Designer with the TechChagne team, Shannon Fineran recently shared some of her experiences over the last year with TechChange.

Q: Could you share a bit about your background? What originally interested you about joining TechChange?
I’ve always had a great interest international affairs and relations, and after spending a year in the classroom I came to really appreciate education and effective teaching …



Austin Spivey joined the TechChange team this week to start her role this summer as an Instructional Design fellow. To introduce her to the team and our learning community, we sat down for a short Q&A. Welcome, Austin!

Q: How’s your first week going?
So well! I enjoyed such a warm welcome from the whole team — suffice to say, I know where to get …



Here at the start of the summer season, it gives me great pleasure to introduce Kai Fox, the newest member of our team. Currently a senior at Severn High School in Annapolis, Maryland, Kai is working on an independent senior project here at TechChange.

Kai is currently teaching himself JavaScript will be pursuing a degree in computer science and international service at American University next year. He …