TASCHA Launches Development and Access to Information Dashboards

A teal and orange graph illustrating the percentage of the population covered by at least a 3G network from 2006-2018 in South Africa

July 8, 2020

“The rights and capacity to use, create, and share information in ways that are meaningful to each individual, community, or organization.”  July 8th 2020 – The Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has released the Development and Access to Information (DA2i) Dashboards, a data visualization platform that tracks the…

D4D Project Launch Under New Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center at UW

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July 1, 2020

By: Chris Rothschild Senior Research Scientist at TASCHA and a Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Fellow and Dr. Araba Sey, Senior Research Scientist We live in a data driven world – a world that is over 70% ocean. Thanks to recent technological developments, massive amounts of environmental data can now be captured and fed into the…

A Review of Tools, Resources, and Frameworks to Build Data for Decision-Making Capacity in Communities and Community Organizations

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February 26, 2020

By Research Assistant Hanna Navarro and Chris Rothschild, Senior Research Scientist at TASCHA and a Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Fellow   What are the available resources, and what research-based frameworks have been established to understand D4D and structure D4D learning practices? TASCHA and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs partnered to better understand how trainings to improve…

Knight Foundation Awards for Research around Technology’s Impact on Democracy

Chris Coward smiling and holding a microphone.

July 26, 2019

TASCHA is thrilled with this week’s announcement by the Knight Foundation to establish the UW Center for an Informed Public (CIP). UW is one of five universities that received this award to develop a new field of research around technology’s impact on democracy. TASCHA Director, Chris Coward, is one of the new center’s co-Principal Investigators,…

Available Now: Data for Decision-Making Curriculum

June 7, 2019

Supporting organizations and communities to more effectively and responsibly use data for decision-making requires a comprehensive approach that provides tools to develop a robust data culture. Creation of this support should be approached in ways that are locally relevant and respect local knowledge and decision-making systems. That’s why TASCHA’s work in data for decision-making (D4D) strives…

TASCHA Hiring 2019-20 Communications RA

May 21, 2019

TASCHA is hiring! We are seeking a Communications Research Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. Are you an Information School student interested in outreach, communications, and access to information? Consider applying to this position. Position Description The University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student…

TASHCA, iSchool are headed to #ALAMW2019

ALA Midwinter 2019

January 18, 2019

TASCHA and the rest of the Information School is gearing up for ALA Midwinter here in Seattle from Jan. 25 – 29. If you’re headed to the conference, keep your eyes out for all ot the iSchool panelists. We’re excited for the list of speakers, including former Dean Harry Bruce, TASCHA Director Chris Coward, and…

TASCHA Hiring Spring 2019 Research Assistant

January 16, 2019

The Information School’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) seeks a PhD student for spring quarter to be Research Assistant on our Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project.  The deadline to apply is January 25, 2019. See below and visit the job posting for more information. Responsibilities may include some or all of the…

2019 Study Abroad in Tahiti

Interested in a UW iSchool study abroad program in Tahiti this summer? This year’s program will run from August 24 – September 21, 2019 and is a collaboration between TASCHA’s Chris Rothschild and UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Applications are due on February 15, 2019. This program, which has been running since 2010,…

TASCHA Hiring Winter 2019 Research Assistant

December 27, 2018

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) in the Information School (iSchool) and the School of Marine Sciences seek a graduate Research Assistant to conduct a literature review of frameworks, curricula, tools, and programs that provide organizations and individuals data skills for better decision making. Of particular interest is capacity building that gives diverse communities…