Stirring Minds Series at 2011 ICEL Conference

Small Technologies with Big Potential: Lessons Learned from Colleagues in Challenging Contexts

Dr. Susan Crichton

Dr. Susan Crichton is an associate professor at the University of Calgary – Faculty of Education and a fellow of the Centre for Commonwealth Education at Cambridge University. Her research explores the design and development of ICT enhanced learning environments and the use of digital approaches for qualitative research as well as the use of one-to-one technologies (laptops, iPod Touch, iPAD, and tablet devices) for teachers and students. Internationally, she has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Asian Development Bank in western China – providing expertise on ICT enhanced basic education and professional development. She has been invited to work in Bhutan, Chile, and Tanzania, principally in the area of ICT enhanced teaching and professional development. She is the founder of jiFUNzeni – an organization developing ePublishing options for appropriate technologies. Jifunzeni is Swahili for “inviting you all to learn.”

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