Ronda is in her final year of a Human Geography (ICT4D) PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), in the Department of Geography, and a member of the ICT4D Centre/Collective. She is jointly supervised by Dr. Dorothea Kleine (RHUL) and Dr. Niall Winters (Oxford University). Her PhD studies are funded by a Crossland Scholarship award from RHUL. Ronda’s PhD fieldwork has been supported by a Helen Shackleton Award as well as a U.S. Fulbright Student Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon American scholars. Zelezny-Green’s study explored what happens when girls at a secondary school in Kenya were introduced to a mobile-based tool to promote reading outside-of-school. This action research project was informed by the capability approach (Sen, 1999) to education and analyzed using the Choice Framework (Kleine, 2013). The research was firmly based in the field of which Ronda is a pioneer, gender, learning and mobiles (G.L.a.M.). This work is an extension of a study Ronda undertook in May and June 2012 in a secondary school in Nairobi, which resulted in a dissertation titled Gendered Mobility and Social Shaping of Mobile Phones: Perspectives from Secondary School Girls in Nairobi. Ronda’s MSc dissertation was supervised by Dr. Dorothea Kleine, with Professor Tim Unwin serving as advisor.
- Conference Presentations
- Professional Publications
- Academic Publications
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015
France; 23 February to 27 FebruaryPresentation Title: She read, she googled, she knew? Enabling Resources & Constraints of an After-School mLearning Intervention with Kenyan Secondary School
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014*
Paris, France; 17 February to 21 February
Presentation Title: Operationalising the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers’ Professional Development in Kenya and Tanzania: Our Experience with Mobile Learning in the SIPSE Project
*Co-Presenter with Mrs Esther Wachira of GESCI
ICTD 2013 Pre-Conference Symposium
Cape Town, South Africa; 2 December to 6 December
Presentation Title: From Jubilation to Condemnation: How School Community Citizens and Netizens Shape the OLPC Initiative in Kenya through their Representation in the Media
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013
Paris, France; 18 February to 22 February
Presentation Title: Girl-Powered Mobile Learning Innovation: The Barriers, the Potential
I was the first ever presenter on gender and mobile learning at a global UNESCO forum.
UNESCO Africa Regional Consultation Workshop for “Developing Literacy through Mobile Phones – Empowering Women and Girls”
Paris, France; 6 December to 7 December 2012
Presentation Title: Gender, Learning and Mobiles: GSMA Experiences
eLearning Africa 2012
Cotonou, Benin; 24 May to 25 May
Presentation Title: Designing Effective, Culturally-Sensitive eLearning Activities for Sustainable Professional Development: The Case of Terrawatu
The Association of College and University Housing Officers – International Conference 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana; 8 July to 12 July 2011
Presentation Title for Inclusion and Equity Special Interest Section: A Place to Belong: Supporting Low SES Students in Residential Communities
Ubiquitous Learning Conference 2010
Vancouver, Canada; 10 December to 11 December 2010
Presentation Title for Paper Session: The potential impact of mobile-assisted language learning on women and girls in Africa: A literature review
2010 Global Education Conference
Conducted online using Elluminate conferencing system; 18 November 2010
Presentation Title for Curricular Session: Global Virtual Classroom program
3rd Edition of the ICT for Language Learning Conference 2010
Florence, Italy; 11 November to 12 November 2010
Presentation Title for Paper Session: The potential impact of mobile-assisted language learning on women and girls in Africa: A brief literature review
2010 Race, Ethnicity, and Community Engagement in Higher Education Conference
Lubbock, Texas; 17 October to 19 October 2010
Presentation Title for Poster Session: Bridging the Community and the Classroom: A model for a community-based co-curricular program
Dawes, L., Nema, P., & Zelezny-Green, R. (2014). Scaling Mobile Employment Services: A Stakeholder Perspective. Increasing opportunities for youth through mobile. London, UK: GSMA.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2012). Regulators Hold the Key to Mobile Broadband Development in Africa. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2012). Mobile Money in Africa: Innovating through Vertical Synergy. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2012). Drivers of mHealth Models in Africa & the Middle East. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2012). ICT Plans in Africa: Private Sector Involvement is Vital. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2012). Mobile Advertising in AME to Become a Key Value-Added Service for Operators. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). mWomen: A Win-Win Opportunity for MNOs. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). LTE in the Middle East: Timing and Pricing Are Key, but So Is Device Strategy. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). Despite a Challenging Climate, Fixed Operators Can Profit from Business Broadband and FTTx. London, UK: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). Three Steps to Accelerate Mobile Innovation in Africa and the Middle East. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). Mobile Social Networks Get Profit Potential from Youth Movement. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Arsal, K., Zelezny-Green, R., & Barhoush, H. (2011). Squashing Gray Markets for Mobile Handsets. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. & Jorge, S.N. (2011). Mobile Money in Africa: A Big Revenue Opportunity for Network Operators. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). mEducation Creates Virtuous Circle to Benefit MNOs, Handset Makers and Students Alike. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. & Jorge, S.N. (2010). Mobile Agriculture: A Development Imperative for MNOs and Farmers Alike. Cambridge, MA: Pyramid Research.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2014). She called, she Googled, she knew: girls’ secondary education, interrupted school attendance, and educational use of mobile phones in Nairobi. Gender & Development, 22(1), pp. 63-74.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2013). Intergenerational Indigenous Knowledge Exchange: Informal Mobile Learning to Bridge the Past to the Future. In W. Kinuthia, & S. Marshall (Eds.), On the Move: Mobile Learning for Development. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, North Carolina.
Koutropoulos, A., Hattem, D., & Zelezny-Green, R. (2013). Mobile Digital Storytelling in the Second Language Classroom. In S. P. Ferris, & H. Wilder (Eds.), The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing.This chapter helps teachers facilitate the acquisition of etic perspectives of the target culture, as well as new vocabulary and new grammatical structures through the use of mobile digital storytelling in a second language classroom.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2011). The Potential Impact of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning on Women and Girls in Africa: A Literature Review. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 3(2), pp. 69-82.
Zelezny-Green, R. (2010). The potential impact of mobile-assisted language learning on women and girls in Africa: A brief literature review. The 3rd Edition of the ICT for Language Learning Conference, 2010 conference proceedings: Florence, Italy.