Learning, Technology and Gender: Need, Opportunity and Obligation
In the next 20 minutes or so that I have, if you permit and indulge me, I wish to reflect with you, from an educational perspective, on: i. where our rural and marginalized populations find themselves in a world that is increasingly globalised and knowledge-based; ii. the challenges development professionals like us find ourselves as we confront the digital gaps; iii. attempts to discover those digital opportunities to serve the needs of rural women; iv. experiences from the world of educational delivery; v. issues that require our collective attention on the promise of technology to bring learning to marginalized groups which are mostly rural; and finally vi. how gender fits into this equation.