App development benefits people with disabilities in Colombia

Colombia, like most countries, struggles with meeting the needs of the disabled community. There are 2.9 million Colombians with some type of disability. Only 15.5% of disable population are currently in the work force, the ministry of new technologies believes this data indicates that this is a problem which needs to be addressed. Technology, especially […]

How Long till the Internet Kills the Newspaper?

Newspapers therefore become more necessary in proportion as men become more equal and individualism more to be feared. To suppose that they only serve to protect freedom would be to diminish their importance: they maintain civilization. I shall not deny that in democratic countries newspapers frequently lead the citizens to launch together into very ill-digested […]

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Failure

Start-up culture has captured the word “innovation.” It sits on the mantle with words like “disruption” and “fail forward.” But innovation happens in a lot of other places, and seeing start up culture as the be-all and end all of innovation is stifling. The start up entrepreneur model is that a person, or small group, […]

How Parents & Community Groups Use Data

  Meaningful family involvement in schools can make a huge difference for a child’s learning and for driving improvement in the school system as a whole. Extensive research has shown that students with involved parents have higher attendance, social skills, grades, test scores, and graduation rates. We learned a lot more about this topic when […]

Paragliding in Antioquia

The Mobility Labs retreat in Medellin, Colombia continued with a trip into the hills around Medellin for some paragliding. We arrived there early in the day and got a chance to watch other people floating gently in the sky. It was a bit of a hike up to the launch point, but it was worth […]