World Computer Exchange and iEARN at the iEARN Conference


Timothy Anderson

World Computer Exchange

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Timothy Anderson

Timothy Anderson founded World Computer Exchange in 1999 while in a conversation with one of the conference keynote speakers, Fernando Reimers who is a member of our International Advisory Council along with Ed Gragert. They selected teachers and students to work with teachers and students outside of Africa to help us begin to co-develop our project to inspire girls to pursue careers in technology. He attended prior iEARN international conferences in Senegal and Canada.  

Over the years World Computer Exchange has shipped low-cost refurbished computers loaded with content to iEARNs in the following 10 countries: Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe. WCE hired iEARN to provide training to WCE partner organizations in the Dominican Republic. World Computer Exchange has provided computers to 3,350 schools in 48 developing countries connecting 4.7 million youth over the years.

Timothy also founded and managed for 5 years a project-based K-12 charter school and for 7 years managed a couple of zoos.

Jennifer Russell


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Jennifer Russell

As Director of Education, Jennifer provides expertise, leadership, and coordination in the development and promotion of iEARN-USA's virtual exchange program strategies, tools, and network. In this role, she designs projects, resources, trainings, and online courses for teachers and youth to increase their technology and cross-cultural collaboration skills. Prior to joining iEARN-USA, Jennifer was a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania and China where she was a teacher trainer and taught English as a foreign language at the primary and secondary level. 

Session Details

Type: Roundtable

Location: Room 1307

Date: Friday

Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

Session Description

This discussion session is open to iEARN Country Coordinators and trainers to explore opportunities and resources for computers with educational content with World Computer Exchange. It is a quick summary about the background and services of World Computer Exchange and how it is working with iEARN in several developing countries by shipping refurbished computers loaded with educational content, by involving iEARN country coordinators, and involving teachers in helping us develop our Inspire Girls project.

What will educators learn and be able to do at the end of the session?

Connect iEARN Country Coordinators with World Computer Exchange resources and opportunities. 

Additional Session Information

The session will start with an overview on how World Computer Exchange works with iEARN in many developing countries and is looking to provide our services in more and to recruit more country coordinators and teachers to work with us.