On our radar: From Crowdfunding homes for the homeless to the failures of EdTech / by Mary Jane Edwards


Nonprofit Crowdfunds Homes For People In Need, Gives Donors Updates On Families They've Helped (via The Huffington Post)

Great, layered use of digital technology for social impact – from telling the story, to collecting donations, to delivery, to ongoing engagement and feedback. Hats off to Atlanta-based non-profit New Story.

Charity digital

Digital consultant Julie Dodd shares expert insight on The New Reality (via Charity Digital News)

Julie Dodd discusses the key themes and headlines of her recent charity digital report. Worth a watch.

Open Data

Making open data work for you: case studies (via the Local Government Association)

Very handy collection UK local government open data case studies.


Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation (via TechCrunch)

“I’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education.” Discuss.


IBM uses Big Data and Watson for Wimbledon Cloud Analytics (via The Inquirer)


Strawberries. Cream. Cliff Richard. Real-time data anayltics. What could be more British?

Corporate responsibility

Corporate ethics? There's an app for that (via Fierce Mobile IT)

Ford reveals its mobile app that provides corporate ethics policy guidance to employees on their mobile phones.