As an online learning community, we are always looking for ways our students can learn more effectively. Many of our amazing alumni, who take our online courses on top of their full-time jobs, have used what they learned in our courses to accelerate their careers, or successfully launch or complete various projects. But we seldom see how our students are learning. …



What does TechChange have in common with Alicia Keys, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, and Doctors Without Borders? We are all in Aid & International Development Forum’s ‘Top 100 Accounts to Follow on Twitter in 2015!’

AIDF released their list of the most active and followed accounts in humanitarian aid and development on March 3, 2015 and we are excited to be listed as number …



How can mapping the geolocations of tweets tell a story about global atrocities? How can digital mapping be integrated as a learning tool for university classes?

As part of his final project for TechChange’s online course, TC141: Mapping for International Development in Spring of 2014, GIS professor Tom Mueller wanted his students to explore these topics. In Professor Mueller’s course, “Introduction to Geography” at the …



In the last decade, social media has spread quickly across the world and has grown not just in terms of number of users on popular platforms, but also in terms of new niche platforms tailored for specific populations.

With Facebook’s 1 billion active users, the 500 million tweets that flood the Internet daily via Twitter, and the 6 billion hours of YouTube videos available online, it is …



To celebrate our global online community of learners, we are offering a free TechChange t-shirt to our 10,000th follower! If you don’t follow us already, follow us @TechChange for the latest news on technology for social change.



When is it ethical to either restrict or share information during violent conflict? Two tweets summarized the information challenges of the South Sudan Watch crisis map will face in the coming days.



Our mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health Online Certificate course will run for its second time from June 3rd – 28th and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Along with The mHealth Alliance, we have had six months to reflect on course feedback and refine curriculum to make sure we are offering the most comprehensive and enjoyable online instruction possible.



The Winners: Susanna J Smith and My Nigeria Hospitals

We are excited to announce that My Nigeria Hospitals (@mynig_hospitals) and Susanna J Smith (@SusannaJSmith) are our winners for one free seat apiece in the upcoming course on Mobile Phones for Public Health (starts November 12!).

 

Background on mHealth Twitter Chat

On October 12 at …



On November 14th the Mobile Phones for Global Health Online Certificate course officially kicks off and as we head into the final countdown we are offering a special preview of what participants can expect from the four-week course!



How can digital activists harness new technologies, tools, and platforms to be as effective as possible in their work?

Digital organizing has arguably been at the heart of the recent protests in the Arab world. In the case of Egypt, a successful campaign run by online activists contributed to bringing hundreds of thousands of people to protest and force the resignation of President Mubarak. Clay Shirky …