Workshop II: Delivery Systems
November 11-16, 2007
The purpose of this second workshop is to identify possible transformative approaches, both technological and non-technological, to the creation and distribution of agricultural information identified by the first session. We will also consider barriers and impediments to widespread adoption of these approaches. Mass collaboration changes the metrics of almost all information delivery. New definitions of credibility, importance, and utility are necessary. We intend to explore delivery options including: cell phones, smart phones and PDA's, personal computers, E-book devices, portable audio/video devices (MP3 devices, TV and radio broadcast transmission), and print (i.e. the ability to create a book from online articles).
The 40 participants will be program evaluation specialists, communication specialists, instructional design specialists, representatives of NGOs working at grassroots level, entrepreneurs, representatives of volunteer organizations, wiki specialists, instructional technology specialists from India and Africa, collaborative web site developers, organizational specialists, and agriculture content specialists.
Also included will be individuals that specialize in technology for information dissemination specifically adapted for developing countries and rural populations.
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