Three organizations, the Academy for Educational Development (AED), Microsoft® Corporation and telecentre.org collaborated to develop this book, Making the Connection: Scaling Telecenters for Development. Two AED staff, Barbara Fillip and
Dennis Foote, were the principal authors of the book. Other AED
staff contributed content, developed the published version and created
this HTML version. Also, many of the case studies presented
in the book are from projects that AED’s Information Technology
Applications Center has carried out over the last two decades.
Microsoft® provided the funding for the writing and publishing
of the book and to develop and host the HTML version for the web.
Microsoft® staff also contributed case studies from projects
that they are supporting around the world and provided invaluable
insights to improving the book’s narrative. The professionals
at IDRC’s telecentre.org program also contributed significantly
to this book by providing case studies, suggestions for enhancing
the narrative and feedback to make the publication more effective.
AED would like to acknowledge the members of the extended team that contributed to this effort within Microsoft, telecentre.org, and the Academy for Educational Development, as well as others within the global telecenter movement who provided feedback and text at various stages, including Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Dr. Michael Best, Dr. Calestous Juma, Tim Wood, and Richard Fuchs.
From the Academy for Educational Development:
- Barbara Fillip, Ph.D.
- Jonathan Metzger
- Dennis Foote, Ph.D.
- Eric Rusten, Ph.D.
- Michael Tetelman, Ph.D.
- Robin DePietro-Jurand, Ph.D.
- Akhtar Badshah, Ph.D.
- Karishma Kiri
- Jane Meseck
- Mark Surman
- Florencio Ceballos, Ph.D.
The HTML Interactive Version of Making the Connection:
Staff from AED’s Design for Social Change Unit and the Information Technology and Applications Center (ITAC) designed and developed the HTML version of the Making the Connection book. These staff members include Eric Rusten, Marco Javier and Deanna Ledet.