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Software success in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

The BBC posted an article on software success in Ghana. (I copied the picture from there). What you see in the picture is the way it works.

Vlogging in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

Click to Play I'm introducing the network GINKS in Ghana into the art of vlogging (not that I'm a specialist but I'm one step ahead of them).

Culture: coffins in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ghana there are very special coffins in all kind of forms (planes, beer bottles, Nokia cellphones see photo).

Practical examples: CoPs in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

During the tech forum in Ghana I did a presentation on communities of practice and we asked for questions and examples of CoPs in Ghana.

Technology and the eclipse in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

It was amazing to see how cold it became and how weird the light was.

How to explain blogging in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

(picture:openingsceremony training web2.0 for journalists, source penplusbytes) I'm still catching up with my bloglines.

Culture: Valentine's day in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

It helps Ghana's newly privatized media, as well as its merchants, create the commercial culture necessary for their advancement." He is using Val Day to support the insurgent position that even in Ghana the relationship between husband and wife is the central fact of marriage.

Technology: embeddedness and escape in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

Moreover each configuration exemplifies quite different poverty reduction strategies deployed by poor urban Ghanaians.

Technology: the relevance of web2.0 in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

today in Ghana and thought it would be quite web2.0 to blog some parts of the discussion before sharing it with my colleagues. :) Web2.0 I did a presentation on web2.0 was seen as very interesting, new and mindboggling. Blogging could be a nice way of practising and nurturing that skill in my opinion or you may think of podcasting/webcasting.

The tech forum in Ghana meets face-to-face

Joitske Hulsebosch

Today I co-facilitated a meeting of the 'tech forum' a group of ICT technicians who are active in ICT4D. That's a process in itself.

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Technology: Dutch most computer literate and Ghana's rapidly changing telecommunications market

Joitske Hulsebosch

source: Telecommunications Market in Ghana, status and outlook, 2005 edition). nice combination for a blog post on technology?

Pratical example: Obstacles to knowledge sharing experienced by a network in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

Unfortunately the video is very, very dark and I thought editing would help, but it didn't. Powered by Castpost

Practical example: Ghana 22nd of June 16:15

Joitske Hulsebosch

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Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Note: I am NOT saying the Press don’t need to be protected – Australia currently rank 28th between Ghana and Suriname for our press “freedoms ” and we’re heading DOWN the list.  I just think trashing bloggers as armchair critics diminishes the lives given by bloggers that could’ve/should’ve been protected.

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8th of June: Join us for a Net-Map intro training in Reston, Virginia

Net-Map Toolbox

Because you know very little about swimming until you jump in the water. On the 8th of June I will offer one morning and one afternoon session.

5 ways how drawing helps you think better

Net-Map Toolbox

And that is because there is something special about visualizing what you know – as compared to merely saying or writing it down.

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It's-not-information-overload-but-filter-failure

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can not be as active in 50 networks (I've seen NGOs in Ghana try this!). This quote is from Clay Shirky. So we have to filter out quality.

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My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

worked in Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana in an advisory team. choose the topic: my example of social learning. Why this topic?

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How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some time ago I was asked to facilitate a session on this topic. In definition: " Learning alliances are characterized by diversity. What do you think?

Relief: Stop banging your head against that wall…

Net-Map Toolbox

if you just can't help it: Bang head here (copyright by jcrakow on flickr). A lot of my Net-Map sessions are about: “How do you achieve your goal (whether that is feeding children in Ghana or reorganizing a company in the US) and who will help / hinder you?”

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SMS To Email

Joitske Hulsebosch

No more technical bandwith excuses not to blog in ghana. this is a test to blog by mobile phone from tamale.

Those little stress moments caused by technology hurdles.

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ghana, we could not book a direct flight to cut costs and then had to change planes in London. The mini-stress moments. And self testing.

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The lion and the hunter

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found this image on the weblog of my friend Denise who lives in Ghana and she gave me permission to use it. Often there were animals involved.

Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. Links. Being friends.

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How personal do you make your online personal branding?

Joitske Hulsebosch

share my background working with SNV in Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. My daughter thinks I''m a complete loser on Instagram.

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Some bloggers meet

Joitske Hulsebosch

Bensah , one of the most fanatic bloggers in Ghana. I met Emmanuel through his blog. He is an author for the globalvoices for Ghana.

The Network of Europe’s E. Coli (EHEC) Crisis

Net-Map Toolbox

Does this look like a killer? picture by yogendra174 on flickr). Coli outbreak (just how messy? These  CNN  and  Newsweek articles give some insight).

How do you play status games?

Net-Map Toolbox

Can you really refuse to play a status game, if the other person insists? picture copyright by Dano on flickr). must say, I’d rather not.

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Ready to elevate?

Net-Map Toolbox

This is my list: Assessing communication channels concerning avian influenza in Ghana , Ethiopia and Nigeria (Schiffer et al. Understanding the fisheries management in small reservoirs in northern Ghana (Hauck and Youkhana 2008 ). Do you have your elevator speach ready? 2008). 2010 ). By looking at concrete case studies (e.g.

What can knowledge interventions contribute to development?

Joitske Hulsebosch

network where people from Brasil, Indonesia, Ghana and other countries learn, but also people from Scotland. I was interviewed for Vice Versa and asked for input. It was a double interview together with Eric Smaling working for the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. will blog what I remember as main points and issues.

Practical examples so far

Joitske Hulsebosch

I thought I could list all practical examples I gathered so far, so that if people want to know about communities of practices in a development cooperation context I can refer to this blogpost.

The news: no news

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ghana, the Volta River Authority (VRA)'s main function is to generate and supply electrical energy in Ghana. By 12.00

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

Just like my English has deteriorated when I lived in Ghana because you start to speak Ghanaian English (which has its charms ofcourse :).

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Practical example: community of practice on e-government

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ghana starts at 1:32 minutes :)). Ghana reported that it is working on an enabling regulatory environment, including policies and a Telecom Act.

Technology: using mobile phone sms-services to blog

Joitske Hulsebosch

I tried blogging from Ghana (Accra in the picture) using my Ghanaian Areeba sms service from my mobile phone. but which is said to be costly).

Practical example: Thailand

Joitske Hulsebosch

nice question to take along on my trip to Ghana and it reminds me that I read an article on social networks in Ghana I may review. He states that the community of practice has to add additional value to be an alternative to this system. also wonder how you may use the power of these networks for CoP purposes?

Communities of practice: expertise in CoPs

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ghana I had the impression my 3 years of work experience in Takoradi, Ghana, is still helping me in my work in Ghana, even though my current work is with different partners and in a completely different field (ICT4D). also had a car conversation during my stay in Ghana about professors and how you recognise a good one.

Technology: ICT, poverty and development

Joitske Hulsebosch

Introduction of computers and internet should be integrated with the existing local communicative ecology.

Culture: different meanings attached to the same word

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday I experienced a nice example of different meaning attached to words.

My OutStart Blog Posts – January 2012

Portals and KM

Mobile Learning Modernizes a Ghana University Making it Easier for Students to Learn and Communicate. will not be repeating my posts for that blog on this blog. However, once a month I will post links to my writing there. Here is the eighth set covering January. I am including posts by other members of the OutStart team.