TASCHA develops Digital Skills Toolkit for ITU


At Mobile Learning Week, Chris Coward and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced the publication of the the Digital Skills Toolkit. The toolkit provides policymakers and other stakeholders with practical information, examples, and step-by-step guidance to develop a national …

Innovation Spaces, Take Two


OK so here’s my latest attempt to come up with a practical definition of innovation spaces and why they matter for development. Innovation spaces are environments that foster community, creativity, and production. They provide a physical place to explore, experiment, and engage with new …

Re-defining “telecentre”


I’m writing a brief for Beyond Access: Libraries Powering Development — on innovation spaces. In it, I start by defining a range of innovation spaces: telecentre, hackerspace, coworking, fablab. (I’m working open: see and comment on messy work process.) The definition of a …

Please help free Bassel Khartabil


This is not digital advocacy in the abstract: Bassel and I have friends in common. Please take a moment to sign the letter to support his release. And if you can think of other ways to help you can let me know. From FreeBassel.org: On March 15, 2012, Bassel Khartabil was detained in a wave of [...]