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Project or Department: dot-EDU

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a non-profit experienced in managing large international assistance projects that provide technology services in a range of development fields, including education, training, health, economic growth, and environment. EDC's areas of technical competence include: IT strategy, distance education/training, electronic networking strategies, ICT for small/medium business development, evaluation studies of ICT use.

Organization Type:

DOT: dot-ORG dot-EDU

Web Site:

Project Web Site:

For more information on working with Education Development Center:
Jeff Cochrane, dot-ORG CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-1956

Academy for Educational Development
Siobhan Green, Information and Dissemination Coordinator
Email: Tel: +1 202 884-8948
Stephen Tournas, dot-EDU CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-0154

Education Development Center
William Wright, Program Director
Email: Tel: +1 202 572-3700

Education Development Center
1000 Potomac St, NW
Suite 350
United States

Phone: 202-572-3700
Fax: 202-223-4059

Country Experience:

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia & Near East
Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza

Europe & Eurasia

Latin America & Caribbean
Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico

Institutional Capacities:

Hardware, software, and physical infrastructure
Telecenters/Public Access Centers (installing LANs, establishing access, maintenance).
PC or online based training systems/ e-learning
Web design and development
Usability & user interface for disabled, non-literate, etc
CDRom based education
Software and application development
Information systems & database development
Knowledge management, collaboration tools
PDA/Wireless/cell phones
VoIP (Voice over IP)
Technical training (LAN admin, web design, PC maintenance, software development, etc)
Internationalization of software/web sites/training content
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (local)
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (national/regional)
Portal design, development, maintenance
Application selection and integration
Content management applications

Public access to ICTs
Developing local partnerships with entrepreneurs, private sector
Organizational capacity building
E-readiness assessments
Public access /outreach for women and girls
Public access / outreach for special target groups
Telecenter associations/ networks

Capacity building of SME
Small-business financial planning
Public/private sector partnerships
Working with the informal economy
Trade (domestic and/or international)

Election monitoring and democratization
Capacity building and reform through ICTs
Information systems development for Government
Public/private sector partnerships
Building service delivery systems
Service delivery for traditionally disadvantaged (women, disabled, minorities, etc)
Civil and human rights
Portal design, development, maintenance

E-learning & e-training
Interactive web, CD-ROM or hybrid delivery learning systems
Repurposing face-to-face training to e-learning
Creating content for e-learning content
Implemening e-learning/e-training activities, and scaling up projects
Software development of digital delivery and administration applications
Localizing content and applications

ICT projects for targeted audiences
Women and girls
Virtual communities and electronic networks
Blind/partially sighted
Illiterate/low literacy/ non-latin characters
Rural populations
Minority groups, civil rights
Low income communities
Physically disabled
Mentally disabled

Monitoring and evaluation
M&E for ICT and development programs
Measuring impact for women, disabled, and other target groups

ICT and Health
Data collection and analysis
HIV/AIDS programs
Improving community access to health
Public health policy development and data collection
Health related behavior change

Content development and repurposing
Content development for specific sectors

ICT and Gender
Gender issues and telecom policy
Public access to ICTs for women and girls
Working with women agriculturalists
IT training and employment for women and girls

ICT and Disability
Public access to ICTs for the disabled
Government service delivery for the disabled
IT training and employment for the disabled
Education for the disabled

ICT and Formal Education
Curricula creation and reform
Interactive radio instruction
Teacher training
School administration and management reform and capacity building
Project-based learning through ICTs
Pedagogical analysis and evaluation

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Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Energy and Information Technology (EGAT/EIT/IT), Office of Human Capacity Development: Basic Education Team (EGAT/HCD), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.
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