Dadamac believes that researchers and practitioners have much to learn from each other, and we welcome research projects to link with our grass-roots practice (see dadamac.net projects: research and development).
We are also happy to connect with students who want to know more about realities in Africa.
You can connect with Dadamac in various ways depending on your situation and interests (see http://www.dadamac.net/dadamac)
Dadamac and academia in UK
Dadamac has various connections with the academc community including:
- Participating in PRADSA Practical Design for Social Action
- Helping Steve Thompson (Teeside University) to connect school children in U.K. and Africa for a photograph-sharing activity ‘People and Place’
- Contributing to many online discussion groups related to education and development.
- Contributing to Interact 2009 - Ethics, Roles and Relationships in Interaction Design in Developing Regions
- Various workshops at the Open University, Brighton University, and various London University Institutions, especially London Knowledge Lab
- Contributing to PCF5 (Pan Commonwealth Forum 5)
- Linking-up with Tim Neumann of London University, for a three-way audiographic conference including Dadamac's Teacher's Talking programme in Nigeria and the Ethiopian project AHEAD (this was a fringe activity of the MoSAIC: Models for Synchronous Audiographic Interactive Conferencing programme.
- Presenting a session at ICTD2010 (more on the Dadamac ICTD2010 session)