Teacher Training in Ghana

It was an amazing sight: 25 teachers and proprietors representing 7 schools coming together to learn about 21st century teaching skills, specifically how they can go from teaching about computers to teaching using computers. This is what I have been working towards in...

Absurdity of the Digital Divide?

I’ve been reading articles by John C. Dvorak since I started reading PC Magazine over two decades ago. He recently wrote an article for PCMag.com called The Absurdity of the Digital Divide, which I found to be really interesting and timely in my series on the digital...

Why is Internet access so slow in Africa?

At the risk of overly simplifying the explanation, Internet access speed basically comes down to one word: bandwidth. Think of the area where you live. Is there a highway or an expressway near by? Is that faster than taking surface streets? Does traffic move faster on...

What is the Digital Divide? (Part 1)

What is the “Digital Divide?” According to Wikipedia, the digital divide “refers to the gap between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard both to their opportunities to access information and...