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Digital Literacy Frameworks
It sometimes seems to digital literacy tutors and practioners that standards, frameworks and certification schemes are something that we have dumped on us and our learners from above. However, such things are important and a recent survey Digital Competence in Practice: An Analysis of Frameworks (by...
30 Aug 2012
Re: Train Women to Become Digitally Literate, win 15,000 Swiss Francs worth of ICT equipment
Second phase:Digital Literacy Campaign for Women at Salamieh Telecentre Building the capacities of women to make ICTs accessible and useful community.telecentre.org/.../digital-literacy-campaign-for-women-at-salamieh-telecentre Salamieh Telecentre: ICTs and women’s empowerment through...
2 Oct 2012
Young African women most eager adopters of web 2.0 & social media
The Telecentre Women Facebook page alerted me to this: young women are the most eager adopters of web 2.0 & social media in Africa. It was originally shared via web2fordev . Read about it here : http://ow.ly/gWIez This is not at all surprising to me - I find women in developing countries to be...
1 Feb 2013
Buses Provide Internet Access to Barrios in Paraguay
Paraguayan Radio Station Buses Internet to the Barrios From the Inter Press Service (IPS) article: The Oguatava ("walking" in Guaraní, an official language in Paraguay) Mobile Telecentre visits low-income neighbourhoods (barrios) offering access to the new information and communication...
9 Feb 2012
Online handbooks for public tech centers
I was hoping that CTCNet (community technology centers' network) was on temporary hiatus, but it seems to be on permanent hiatus, unfortunately (anyone know for sure?). Luckily, the CTC Start-Up Manual is still online . While the sections on software and hardware are probably too outdated to still...
6 Jul 2011
report: role of libraries in digital literacy
An interesting report from the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy’s Digital Literacy Task Force has just been released. Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy provides an overview of the role of libraries in digital literacy and examines current...
19 Jun 2013
Bicycling 'Info Ladies' bring Internet to remote Bangladesh villages
JHARABARSHA, Bangladesh – Amina Begum had never seen a computer until a few years ago, but now she's on Skype regularly with her husband. A woman on a bicycle brings the Internet to her. Dozens of "Info Ladies" bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet...
9 Nov 2012
super-cheap tablet to connect every student in India Internet
"TechCrunch just got its hands on the new Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci, the super-cheap tablet that will attempt to connect every student in India to the Internet. Educators have long hoped that cheap computing devices could bridge the global information divide, but previous attempts have been dogged...
21 Sep 2012
idisaster 2.0 & Emergency 2.0 Wiki: social media & emergency management
idisaster 2.0 : social media and emergency management Blogs, apps, case studies, how to's, crowd-sourcing and crisis mapping, handbooks, policies and more relating to Web 2.0 and other ICTs that are (or could be) used by members of the emergency management community. "The intent is to provide...
11 Dec 2012
Women, girls & the digital divide: where are we now?
Nine years ago, TechSoup hosted a series of week-long online events regarding the digital divide, and I had the honor of co-hosting the thread regarding gender - specifically, barriers to women and girls from using computer and Internet tech , including access to public Internet spaces. Here is the start...
8 Aug 2012
Mobile Computer Lab serving rural Oregon
Back from vacation, and, as usual, my professional interests dropped in unexpectedly. This time, it was while in oh-so-remote-and-rural Paulina, Oregon, where I came upon a very colorful, large RV that turned out to be the Crook County Mobile Computer Lab . It's to help local people of all ages get...
17 Sep 2012
RE: Is Internet access a basic right?
These nebulous, disadvantaged people that you speak of are perfectly capable of spending $50 on an old P1 box and tracking down a NetZero CD. If $50 is too much to spend, then they should visit an organization that donates old hardware to charity. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a person who...
6 Apr 2002
Why Senegal Internet Adoption Lags Behind Other African Nations
Why Senegal Internet Adoption Lags Behind Kenya, Nigeria, and Other African Nations Excerpt: Looking across Africa, a discrepancy shows itself. Nigeria, with all its problems, has 30% of its population online. Kenya, once a tech backwater, has a 74% Internet penetration. And Senegal? It was...
16 Oct 2012
Tips for accessing online info when you have a slow Internet connection
Here are some tips I have learned concerning improving my internet experience on slow internet. These tips are specifically geared towards my fellow volunteers around the world :D With that, Peace Corps Volunteer Finda, currently serving in Botswana, starts a blog entry entitled How to Improve...
15 Nov 2012
Re: Women, girls & the digital divide: where are we now?
I posted about this thread to the Digital Inclusion Network (formerly the Digital Divide Network), and got a reply off-list from Girl Geek Dinners Bologna . They have launched a project called Smart Women , which "aims to contribute to the dissemination of digital culture in Italy." It is a...
14 Aug 2012
Defining the digital divide
Over on the TechSoup blog space, there is a new blog that is worth reading and, possibly, commenting on: Who is responsible for the Digital Divide? http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/b/tsblog/archive/2011/08/23/who-s-responsible-for-the-digital-divide-the-answer-may-surprise-you.aspx I...
23 Aug 2011
Train Women to Become Digitally Literate, win 15,000 Swiss Francs worth of ICT equipment
Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are hosting a contest to award ICT equipment to the telecentre that trains the most number of women to become digitally literate. It's in support of the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign ( http://women.telecentre...
31 May 2012
Bridging the LGBT Digital Divide - Today's Focus
Today's focus is the Digital Divide for ***, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and *** People in this special week-long examination of Bridging the Digital Divides. We look forward to your questions and comments on this focus as well as any other topics related to the digital divides. Co-hosts for today...
28 Aug 2003
Gender Equality in Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) - online community
Gender Equality in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) - This WSIS Knowledge community aims at creating a network of different institutions and projects that deal with the issue of the under-representation of Women in Technology - and more deeply with the Gender Gap in FOSS. Gender Equality is...
22 Oct 2012
Telecentre.org chooses "Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers"
"After weeks of public voting and much deliberation by our judges, Telecentre.org Foundation is pleased to announce that we have the results from the Global Search competition to determine the Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers." The winners are from Thailand, Argentina, Spain...
13 Dec 2011
TUITION FREE COMPUTER CLASSES @ CITY COLLEGE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
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7 Mar 2012
WSIS seeks submissions re: ICT4D projects
Is your organization working on an ICT-related project that empowers community at the local level? Then submit your project to the WSIS. WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This initiative is an immediate response to the requests expressed...
22 Oct 2012
Wired News Article
Hi, Appalachia: Where the Net Trails Off on Wired talks about the challenges of bringing the Internet to a rural community. It isn't just about cost. webb.
30 Aug 2001
Increasing number of women developing/promoting FOSS
Abel CAINE, OER Programme Specialist at UNESCO , in charge of coordinating the OER Community on the WSIS Platform, says in the online group for this community, "we had a discussion on how OER Initiatives should practice what they preach and use open software tools. For those of you who are interested...
25 Jul 2011
Contest Seeks Solution to Digital Literacy Gender Divide
Telecentre.org is having a contest around the question , How can we get more women to avail of telecentre services and digital literacy training? To join this competition, you have to be a member of any of the Telecentre.org community (available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian) and...
1 Mar 2012