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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Terrie-Lynnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVetter, Tonyen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T01:02:24Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-08T01:02:24Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-31en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28722-
dc.description.abstractIntegrating ICTs into development programs is complex. Although research can inform decisions made by practitioners as they embed new technologies into learning and work strategies, the synergies between research, practice, knowledge, and learning are not always fluid. Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), a Canadian-based international social enterprise, designed an innovative approach to address these tensions: The Digital Youth & Learning unConference. This project may help conceptualize more innovative approaches towards knowledge exchange and prompt critical re-thinking of scholarship and knowledge generation, particularly within a global context. African and Canadian scholars, alongside DOT’s youth beneficiaries, global and regional staff, donors, and local and Canadian partners worked to increase research and learning capacity within DOT and its extended network, deepen and widen contributions to key development issues, and generate new collaboration modes. African-based research focused on ICT, youth, gender, learning and pedagogy, and entrepreneurship served as a catalyst. Outcomes include: an innovative re-usable approach to multi-sectoral knowledge exchange, the development of an online model and platform to support an unConference format, and increased capacity within the NGO to engage with the research community. This report outlines the main activities of this project as well as key learnings and important questions this project raises for future research and knowledge exchange initiatives.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.relationThompson T & Vetter T (2014) Report on the Digital and Youth Learning unConference and Scholar Knowledge Exchange. IDRC. Canada. http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53740en_UK
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Others can use and adapt this work, assuming they also make it available through a creative commons ethos; no commercial use of this work.en_UK
dc.subjectknowledge exchangeen_UK
dc.subjectunConferenceen_UK
dc.subjectICTen_UK
dc.subjectyouthen_UK
dc.subjectresearch-practiceen_UK
dc.subjectsocial entrepreneurshipen_UK
dc.titleReport on the Digital and Youth Learning unConference and Scholar Knowledge Exchangeen_UK
dc.typeProject Reporten_UK
dc.contributor.sponsorIDRCen_UK
dc.citation.spage45en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.identifier.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10625/53740en_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationCanadaen_UK
dc.publisher.addressCanadaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Albertaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDigital Opportunity Trust (DOT)en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1108327en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-8166-3791en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2019-02-07en_UK
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