This post describes three perspectives, John Traxler, Dominic Kimani and Caroline Kuhn (me) on a workshop that took place in Kenya in June of 2018. The participants of the workshop were emerging researchers from computing, education and agriculture faculties and from Kenyan and British universities, and they were funded and supported by the British Council Researcher Links programme. The potential learners rural communities in East Africa but specifically the community of Kinangop in the central highlands of Kenya, more details of this community will be given in the post. The focus of the workshop was the exploration of innovative and appropriate social science methodologies and this perhaps needs some explaining, in terms of a learning technology audience (to find out more read the post).
We also gave a webinar where we discussed our perspectives on that workshop. The workshop focus was the exploration of innovative and appropriate social science methodologies to develop learning technology systems and support for rural African communities.