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.

  • Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It's built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

  • is a service that converts ordinary text email into phone alerts that can be delivered to a phone or retrieved by dialing into Like ordinary email, the phone voice messages are highly interactive with available responses: reply-to, save, delete and skip messages. The system can be used to notify team members or staff members of severe weather conditions, postponements, cancellations or other urgent situations, or to send delivery information or special instructions to customers and delivery drivers.

  • FormHub

    FormHub is a data collection tool for mobile phones. The system allows people to create paper based forms on an excell spreadsheet and then transfer them into a mobile phone. Enumerators are then able to collected data directly on their mobile phones and send it to a central repository system that will then aggregate the data together, ready to be analyzed. The software allows for people to author surveys quickly and easily in Excel and have instant access on their Android phone.

  • Freedom Fone

    The Freedom Fone platform enables automated, interactive two-way information to be shared through mobile phone networks via SMS and voice. It is accessible, user-friendly, low-cost, scalable, global and does not require Internet access for users and callers alike. Freedom Fone targets ordinary mobile phone users and takes advantage of IVR: Interactive Voice Response or audio voice menus. Other functionality includes SMS, Polls and Leave-a-Message. Freedom Fone is easy to manage via a user-friendly, browser based interface.