Research has indicated that small and medium sized firms (SMEs) play an important role in the growth of the economy. However, in order to be able to compete at an international level, most SMEs are bound to work in alliances in order to gather enough knowledge and resources for product and technology development or to be able to penetrate a larger market. Alliances can...

Elementary school students use the adapted interactive whiteboard to bring new light to learning. CyberSmart Africa’s vision is to provide an effective and highly scalable solution for digital learning in sub-Saharan Africa – including schools without electricity. Admittedly, this is a big vision. How is it possible? I’m Jim Teicher, founder and director of CyberSmart...

FROM James Moriarty to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the idea of the evil genius has been a staple of storytelling. But is it true? Or, to put the matter less starkly, is there a connection between creativity and dishonesty in real people who are not bent on world domination, as well as in fictional supervillains? Writing in Psychological Science, Francesca Gino of Harvard University...

[IDS]A framework for negotiating pathways to a safe and just sustainable future for people and planet is presented by Melissa Leach, IDS Professorial Fellow and STEPS Centre director, in a new paper for the World Social Science Report 2013, launched today. Go to Source Tags: STEPS Centre, Science and technology studies, knowledge ...

The fact that most tutors, teachers and lecturers are so cognizant of  the Wikipedia style guide in that, they find it extremely easy in netting students who copy paste  from  Wikipedia when they are instructed to research from detailed manuscripts instead. At face  value, it may seem archaic but  the goal is to push students to use libraries more often. However,...

The issue of financial inclusion seems to be everywhere – from the World Bank Annual Meetings to the new UN post-2015 development goals. It’s got buzz in the private sector, public sector and development organizations big and small. Policymakers are increasingly making financial inclusion a priority through specific financial inclusion targets and commitments,...

I am Russell Southwood of Smart Monkey TV and in July, I was at the How is ICT Impacting Education in Rwanda? Tech Salon DC on the experience of using technology in education in Rwanda. Several of those who spoke emphasized the importance and centrality of the teacher in the education system. The same thread was picked up in the How Can ICTs Support Better Development...