Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Keeping up with the ever-changing technology can be a full time job. ICIL makes the job a little easier by providing an index of tools that are helpful to the field of media development. You can search our selection of tools by selecting tool themes, topic areas, searching key words, or just browsing through.

  • CKAN

    CKAN is a data management system that makes data accessible by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. 

  • ClickDensity - tracking user behavior

    As audiences become less patient with bad interfaces, it's critical that development-oriented sites verify assumptions about their web interfaces by auditing what people actually click on.

    While the location of the click is just one indicator of usability testing, it is a critical to determine and make sure that at the very least, a majority of clicks are happening where you (or your web interface designer) intended them to happen on.

  • Crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing has become popular because of a number of projects that were involving people worldwide to generate big ideas for commercial brands. This is a period of rise of crowdsourcing as a technique and is used extensively today as the internet technologies emerge. The Web allows to launch a question and have millions of answers to it overnight. There are three basic components of a successful crowdsourcing campaign: originality, motivation, curation. Your question or problem should be attractive, shocking or simply original.

  • DamnVid

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    Have you ever found content online that you meant to come back to, even bookmarked in your browser, but when you came back to review the material it was not to be found? If so, DamnVid can help you with archiving audio and video content posted online. As journalists and citizen journalists rely heavily on content posted on the internet, whether text, audio or video nowadays for their research and in those cases need to make sure they are able to refer back to content.

  • Development Seed mapping system

    Development Seed works predominantly in the international development space, leading open source research and development initiatives and related strategic consulting engagements with partners and clients.