For the fifth year in a row, we’ve had the honor of hosting two brilliant young leaders from the TechGirls State Department program. This year, Passant Abu-el-Gheit and Reem Saado shadowed the various teams hard at work making online courses in the TechChange office, and contributed a few creations of their own!

Before they finished up their program, we asked them …



Several months following the completion of the program, we sat down with Royce Escolar, Monitoring & Evaluation and Communications Officer and M&E Diploma Track graduate, to hear about how the program affected his professional development, ambitions, and projects.

Q: How did you find out about TechChange, and how did you become interested in taking courses?

I found out about TechChange by googling courses …



After a successful fall 2016 as Communications Fellow, Arianna returned this year as a Course Facilitator in Technology for Knowledge Management. Arianna is not only an online educator, but also a rising junior-and-a-half at Davidson College. We sat down to ask her a few questions.

Q: What first interested you in working with the TechChange team in 2016?

It was a late night …



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 …



It’s 2017. We know webinar tools aren’t just for online learning. They can be used for internal trainings, conferences, workshops, you name it. More and more people around the world are finding creative ways to collaborate using webinar technology.

We also know you want to hear more about which web conferencing tools are best, given that this is still our top-performing blog post of all …



Successful, effective online courses? No, that’s hardly a metaphor. At TechChange, we create online courses tailored to our professional participants so that they may create real change in the world. Across international boundaries, languages and experiences, I’ve worked to provide and support our ever-growing platform to make this course a unique success. Instead of hard course deadlines and unrealistic quotas, I measure success by the participant engagement; observing how …



Picture this: You’ve just finished the latest Technology for Knowledge Management online course. After four engaging weeks, the guest experts, forums, and content already have you excited to demonstrate your new skills to colleagues and employers. But, how do you get credit for being on the cutting edge of online learning? Fortunately, LinkedIn is evolving into something far beyond the mere online resume holder it once was …



TechChange recently hosted 17 leaders from the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, which hosted visitors ranging from Morocco to Zambia to Haiti as part of their program, “Information Technology and Social Media: Power to the People.” The International Visitor Leadership Program is a professional exchange program that hosts foreign leaders for short-term visits to cultivate relationships with their American counterparts. For all of the participants, this …



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 …