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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 …



Already an established graphic designer with the TechChange team, Yohan Perera recently assumed the responsibilities of Creative Director, where he will oversee all animations, illustrations, videography, photography, and any other creative projects.

To learn a bit more about Yohan and what he’s hoping to accomplish in this new role, we sat down and asked a few questions:

Q: What has surprised you most since …



Why do the newest online courses still feel like the same video lectures?

Six years ago, Moody’s declared the MOOC revolution in higher education officially started in Autumn 2011 after Sebastian Thrun released his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence to over 180,000 students. Based on that assessment of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), Coursera, Udacity, and dozens of other businesses launched to provide free access …



Can design thinking improve lives on topics that matter?

Last year, TechChange collaborated with Catapult Design to create a short animation to provide three tips for how to make the most out of socially-driven design. Catapult Design is a non-profit based in Denver, where an accomplished team of designers, engineers, and business strategists offer a comprehensive approach to product and service development for low income …



Please join us in welcoming Meronne, our new communications fellow here at TechChange!

Meronne is currently a student at the College of William & Mary, entering her senior year, and studying Computer Science, with a minor in Africana Studies. At W&M, she’s involved in Student Assembly, Undergraduate Admissions, and different diversity initiatives. She is super passionate about poverty alleviation and technology, and works extensively with the



The most recent issue of “Building Peace,” a publication of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on #PeaceTech doesn’t dwell on “what” is being built in technology for peace, but rather examining “how” the peacetech space is operating. And that’s a good thing. The authors in this issue approach the subject as a good engineer should: Disassemble, understand its components, make adjustments, and reassemble. The  …



We are proud to announce that TechChange now runs on 100% pollution-free electricity as a Arcadia Power Clean Energy Partner. With our partnership with Arcadia Power Clean Energy, TechChange now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership requirements, joining businesses like Whole Foods and Google who also run on clean energy.

As a registered Certified B Corps social enterprise



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 Organizational Guide to ICT4D at the NetHope Fall 2014 Summit in Silicon Valley.

The Organizational Guide to ICT4D has been developed in partnership with NetHope, CRS, Microsoft, and HC3, with content shaped by the



Last month in DC a commercially-available quadcopter crashed into the White House and brought new public interest into the regulation of drones. Only a week before the incident, the Department of Homeland Security held a conference open to civilians but explicitly closed to the press to demonstrate, among other capabilities, a similar quadcopter strapped to 3 pounds of inert explosive.

DJI, the …



Based on the explosive growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) this year, it might appear that the future of online education consists of passively clicking through videos and quizzes. This model, while highly scalable, is prone to collapse with personalized interaction and are generally taken by employed males in the US (rarely finishing a class). Even the founders of Khan Academy …