EDC’s Joyce Malyn-Smith discusses the role community colleges can have in improving the United States’ competitive edge in the global marketplace by training workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
After years of leading EDC work in Malawi and Zambia, Simon Richmond recently returned to the United States. He specializes in using educational technologies such as radios and iPods to enhance learning in remote communities.
Simon Richmond specializes in using technologies such as radios and iPods to enhance learning in remote communities. He recently returned to live in the United States after years of leading EDC’s work in Zambia and Malawi.
As an assistant director of EDC’s technical services, Eric Gavell helps employees with technology problems they encounter. He especially enjoys problem-solving, when he can make sure that staff have the tools they need, when they need them.
EDC discusses the use of mobile technology, including cellphones and radio, to improve education in Africa. Projects in Zambia and Mali are highlighted, and staff members Rebecca Rhodes, Robert Spielvogel, and Lisa M. Easterbrooks are interviewed.