K.I.S.S.: Teen Girl Uses Mobile Phone to Record Attempted Rape

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Blog

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple, Sumitra When I first came across the story of the Indian girl who used her mobile phone to record the conversation that preceded her attempted rape by an uncle, I was floored! Here was a … Continue reading

August 2014 Gender & Mobiles Newsletter now available!

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Blog

The August issue of the Gender & Mobile/Learning Newsletter is now available! You may access the newsletter on the web by clicking this link.  This particular issue of the newsletter appears to be dominated by mobile network operators (MNOs), and in … Continue reading

June 2014 Gender & Mobiles Newsletter now available!

by Ronda Zelezny-Green On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 Blog

The June issue of the Gender & Mobile/Learning Newsletter is now available! You may access the newsletter on the web by clicking this link.  While it is difficult to make a choice, I think my favorite story from this issue is … Continue reading

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