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FrontlineSMS let users send, receive and manage SMS over a mobile network.

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Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi James, Agreed - I thought that when I first came across your videos about FLSMS:Learn - the choose your own adventure would fit perfectly and I can see how a few other things would too. :-) I'm pretty tied up until May now, but it would be…"
Feb 14, 2011
James BonTempo replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Phil, this is very cool! And it would mesh well w/some of my work in developing clinical decision-making skills in healthcare providers. I'm actually leading a small team developing a paper-based "choose your own adventure"-style…"
Feb 10, 2011
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi James,   Here's a poster describing the project Disaster Sim Poster and here's a presentation at a Blackboard Users conference this time last year: Txting Disasters Hope that gives a better idea?   Cheers,   Phil"
Jan 5, 2011
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Thanks Isaac, that's useful :-) Phil"
Jan 5, 2011
James BonTempo replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hello, Phil :) Sounds like you're working on some stuff that's similar to what I've been doing lately.   From an instructional design perspective and performance support perspective, you might be interested in reading something I…"
Jan 3, 2011
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Nov 8, 2010
Isaac Holeman replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Phil, To some extent it depends on who you want to reach, and how, in addition to SMS, you are reaching them. The poorest of the poor rarely have any airtime, they may keep a phone so that they can be called and so that they can…"
Oct 20, 2010
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Thanks for your response Isaac, Sounds like you're just the guy I need to speak to! I'm curious about the reimbursement issue - if we were able to setup a community based education initiative (health and agriculture) that helped people…"
Oct 17, 2010
Isaac Holeman replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Phill, I've worked extensively with FrontlineSMS:Medic (http://medic.frontlinesms.com) throughout Malawi and can offer feedback on the local context. You are on the right track with SMS and/or voice services - they are available broadly…"
Oct 17, 2010
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Thanks Ruth, Got it now - yes it does look very useful. :-) Thanks, Phil"
Oct 16, 2010
Ruth Goode replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Phil Sorry , I tried to attach it, but I don't have much bandwidth here. I'll try again. If you don't get it this time, let me know and we'll get it to you another way."
Oct 16, 2010
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Ruth, Sorry which report are you referring to? Cheers, Phil"
Oct 16, 2010
Phil Marston replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Thanks Scott, the MTC txt plan sounds great - I hope there's something similar in Malawi - I've been particularly concerned as to whether the end users would find the high volume txting that might be part of an interactive educational tool…"
Oct 16, 2010
Ruth Goode replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Phil I don't know if you've seen this report, but I thought it might be useful to see what other health care providers are doing with cell phones in Africa. Best, Ruth Goode"
Oct 16, 2010
Scott Daniel replied to Phil Marston's discussion FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi in the group Education
"Hi Phil I've just been working in the Caprivi Strip in northeast Namibia for 18 months, where I introduced FLSMS to communicate between teachers, principals, and the regional education office. I can't speak to the particular community…"
Oct 15, 2010
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FrontlineSMS for Community Health Education in Malawi

Hi Everyone,I'm looking for opinions and advice.I'm a learning technologist at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and I've been asked for some advice by some colleagues in medicine, but while I know a bit about education and technology, I know next to nothing about the infrastructure or culture of places like Malawi (and it's not just Malawi) where they wish to use the technology. :-/Basically, as I understand it, they wish to improve local understanding of various preventable/curable…See More
Oct 15, 2010

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I'm a learning technologist, currently doing a PhD in technology enhanced learning. In my previous job I developed an SMS based simulation tool for our Geography department's Applied Geomorphology course see presentation on slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/pmarston
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