TechChange recently supported one of the first evaluations of HPV online education, as conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is now available online. The evaluation concludes that:

“[This] online format offers a highly adaptable and acceptable educational tool that promotes interpersonal communication with parents and preteens and practice-related changes such as reminder messages known to improve vaccine uptake.”



Natalya recently joined the TechChange team as an Account Manager, where she helps elearning partners leverage the TechChange platform services and education team to create powerful learning experiences.

Q: So, tell us more about yourself. How did you end up working in education?
I graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2018 and starting working as a technology consultant in Northern Virginia. As a consultant, I primarily …



Allison recently joined the TechChange team as a Senior Instructional Designer, where she creates boutique blended and eLearning experiences. A former classroom educator, Allison comes to TechChange from George Washington University where she earned a Masters in Education.

Q: So, tell us more about yourself. How did you end up working in education? 

After graduating, I began coaching volleyball at my old high school while …



A pivotal mindset shift occurred in my first year of working at TechChange. It was ignited during a check-in with my manager, TechChange Chief Technology Officer, Will Chester, who became one of my mentors.

During our check-in, Will and I discussed opportunities for additional responsibilities in the company. In his kind, patient manner, he talked about the importance of fully executing my current responsibilities and demonstrating capabilities …



Alyssa Luisi joined the TechChange team last week as an Instructional Design contractor. To introduce her to the team and our learning community, we sat down for a short Q&A.

Q: How was your first week?

It’s been great! Even while working remotely I felt very welcomed by the team, and diving into the projects was really straightforward.  I am grateful to have had the …



Unreliable and slow internet continues to be one of the greatest obstacles for delivering effective eLearning. Not surprising, right? After all, the whole point of online learning is that it is done online.

According to the report prepared by the International Telecommunications Union in 2016, 95% of the world’s population lives in areas that are covered by a 2G cellular network and an estimated …



The latest TechChange happy hour deviated from our standard ICT4Drinks in that we invited selected partners to try out our latest Digital Principles game. Currently the card game is being built as a stand-alone activity as part of our DIAL workshop series. While many of the mechanics of the card game are the same as when we facilitated donor-driven workshops in Dublin and London, …



Written by Danielle Peterson 

As companies increasingly move towards online learning for their training needs, building local and internal e-learning capacity is more important than ever. This was TechChange’s ultimate goal in their trip to El Salvador in 2018. Returning to DC, TechChange faced its next challenge: How can we continue to build capacity with our partners from a distance?

TechChange’s …



What does it take to create an engaging, online learning experience? TechChange aimed to answer this question in their trip to El Salvador in 2018. The team, in partnership with USAID Domestic Resource Mobilization Project implemented by DAI, traveled to the country’s capital San Salvador to deliver a two-day workshop for government officials working to build up their local eLearning capacity.

The workshop, entitled “The Fundamentals of …



Thank you to everyone who joined our March ICT4Drinks, hosted with USAID and mSTAR, to celebrate the Digital Development Awards (the Digis) at Penn Social. We hope that those who braved a record turnout (185 RSVPs!) and a devoted Hokies fanbase were able to enjoy both stimulating conversation and refreshing Moldovan drone wine.

For those …