What happens when secondary school girls in Nairobi are introduced to a mobile learning tool?

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Blog

I am nearing five months of being in the field in Nairobi. This past week I finally got to introduce a mobile learning tool to the girls at my school! There had been lots of buildup, but once it happened, … Continue reading

Malala Yousafzai, mobile learning & the Connected Women Summit shocker

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Blog

Today was Vodafone’s Connected Woman Summit. This event featured both day and evening components during which women who had used mobile phones for empowerment in the areas of work, health, access (to many things) and education were able to share … Continue reading

mLearning in Kenya: Interview on my research objectives

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 Blog

This interview was a piece that was intended to be published in Royal Holloway, University of London’s university magazine, but did not make the cut. I share it here so everyone can learn more about the objectives for my research … Continue reading

February 2014 issue of the Gender & Mobile/Learning Newsletter

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Friday, February 28th, 2014 Blog

This is a few days late but the most recent issue of the Gender & Mobile/Learning Newsletter is now available. You may access the newsletter on the web by clicking this link.

When appropriate tech gets inappropriate: India’s anti-rape guns for women

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Friday, January 17th, 2014 Blog

As I went through my daily news this morning, I came across this gem: India’s first female-oriented gun designed to prevent rapes. As much as I am a fan of technology, there comes a point when you have to ask … Continue reading

One year anniversary: This blog and the Gender & Mobile/Learning newsletter!

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 Blog

Editors’ note on our first anniversary issue When we first started this journey in 2012, we intended to focus on gender issues and mobile learning. As time went on, and an alarmingly low number of items on the subject were … Continue reading

Bringing education to young mothers through mobiles

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 Blog

The following is a blog post I wrote for The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network.  Many young mothers in Kenya want to return to school, even when the circumstances made learning a challenge. Photograph: Alamy As we celebrate the International day of … Continue reading

mMoney + mWomen – Just like that, it’s a reality!!!

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Blog

Wow, so in a post I wrote last month, I asked what possible synergies exist between mobile money services and the increasing attention being paid to women’s ability to use mobile phones for their betterment: “Right now, I am thinking … Continue reading

The October issue of the Gender and Mobile/Learning Newsletter now available!

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Blog

Very proud to share the latest issue of the Gender and Mobile/Learning newsletter! Please access your free copy here.   As always, feedback is welcome!

mMoney + mWomen = What possible synergies exist?

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Monday, September 9th, 2013 Blog

It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago, I wrote an Insider report for Pyramid Research discussing the potential to create vertical synergy by positioning mobile money as a horizontal market enabler with much to offer industries as … Continue reading