Nick Martin (educator)

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Nicholas Carl Martin
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Martin speaking at the United Nations in 2011
Nationality American
Occupation Educator, Technologist
Founder and President of TechChange

Nicholas Carl Martin is an American technologist, entrepreneur, and educator best known for founding the international organization TechChange: the Institute for Technology and Social Change.[1][2][3][4]

Martin has delivered a number of speeches at the United Nations, The US State Department, and USAID on the role of technology for international development, online learning & capacity building and m-learning.[5][6] His work has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Guardian, The Economist, Dowser.org and more.[2][3][7][8][9][10]

Nick is a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow and an International Youth Foundation Global Fellow.[11] He graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in English Literature and Education and from The University for Peace with a masters in Peace Education.[12]

Prior to founding TechChange, Martin started an award-winning conflict resolution and technology program for DC elementary schools called DCPEACE.[13]

As of November 2013, Nick is also an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University.[14]

He is the son of William Flynn Martin, Former US Deputy Secretary of Energy and is distantly related to award winning actor Nicolas Cage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technology and Development: Geeks for Good". Feast and famine blog. The Economist. June 27, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ubiquitous Across Globe, Cellphones Have Become Tool for Doing Good". New York Times. New York Times. November 8, 2013. Retrieved Nov 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Best Learning Resources for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs". Fast Company The $10,000 Social Innovation Degree. Fast Company. September 24, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Civic Startups Introduce New Technology to Government". PBS NewsHour The Rundown Hour. PBS. July 31, 2012. Retrieved Aug 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Crowdsourcing and Conflict Prevention: Event at the United Nations". International Peace Institute Website. International Peace Institute. November 9, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tech@State Serious Games". Tech@State Website. US State Department. May 11, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation ‘Hybrid’ Class Website". Profhacker. Chronicle of Higher Education. May 20, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "What’s Holding Back Mobile Phones for Education?". Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog. Standford Social Innovation Review. February 11, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Youth Unemployment: Can Mobile Technology Improve Employability?". Global Development Professionals Network. The Guardian. February 26, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Reflections from the 2012 mHealth Summit for Smarter Public Health". Dowser blog. Dowser.org. January 3, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2013". Pop!Tech Website. Pop!Tech. September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nick Martin '04 Leads the Way for New Swat Entrepreneurs". Swarthmore College Bulletin. Swarthmore College. January 13, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ "International Youth Foundation Global Fellows". International Youth Foundation Website. International Youth Foundation. January 3, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Part-time and Adjunct Faculty". Elliott School Of International Affairs website. George Washington University. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 

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