Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication

Abstract: Progressive publication is the practice of distributing portions of Scripture in a language as soon as it is translated, rather than waiting until there is a complete New Testament before publication. A brief introduction to progressive publication is provided. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as mobile phones and village radios, which affect progressive… Continue reading Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication

Non-English ICT Computer Language Support

Abstract: Android, Apple OS X and iOS, Linux (including Balsa and Wasta), and Microsoft Windows 7 and 8, all provide excellent support for reading documents in languages other than English. Most provide good support for creating documents in major languages. Support for languages of wider communication (LWC) is mixed. Support for minority languages is best… Continue reading Non-English ICT Computer Language Support

SBL’14 Papers

I’ll be speaking twice next week at SBL’14 in San Diego.  On Saturday, 11/22/14, at 4PM I’ll be presenting Non-English ICT Computer Language Support.  This paper & talk explores what support different operating systems have for minority languages.  At 9AM on Sunday, 11/23/14, I’ll be presenting Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication.  It covers the… Continue reading SBL’14 Papers

Viability of Mobile Phones for Language Development: a Grassroots View from Four African Countries, The

Abstract: By Stephen Fierbaugh <stephen@fierbaugh.org> Research by Stephen Fierbaugh, Andrew Eells, Chris Vickio, Emily Vickio, Octavian Msongamwanja, and Cate Burnett Between July and September, 2011, an International Literacy and Development (ILAD) team traveled 4000km each by bus across Africa to determine if mobile phones and other Internet devices are a viable tool for minority language… Continue reading Viability of Mobile Phones for Language Development: a Grassroots View from Four African Countries, The