New cross-campus partnership for ICTD Change seminar

October 12, 2017

TASCHA will engage with the broader ICTD community on the UW campus with a new role in a partnered lecture series. The Change seminar, which was initially hosted by the ICTD lab in CSE is transitioning into a cross-campus collaboration, and will be involving faculty and students not only from ICTD lab but also TASCHA,…

Event: TASCHA’s Maria Garrido discusses MOOCs for development

February 27, 2017

TASCHA’s Maria Garrido will be speaking at the University of Washington’s Change¬†group on¬†Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12pm in room CSE 203. The advent of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) boded major shifts in alternative education across the globe; suddenly anyone with access to the internet could take a course from a world-leading university, usually…

Project in Vietnam uses Open Data Kit (ODK) for data collection

April 17, 2014

We recently launched a project that is looking at public internet access and use in Vietnam. One of the main objectives of the study is to understand the role library-like institutions, such as cultural post offices in Vietnam, play in providing public access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Surveying public access venues, users, and non-users to gather data about public access in Vietnam is a critical component of the study. While critical to answering our research questions, collecting data on a large scale like in this project can be challenging. As such, we are excited to employ a different method of data collection in this study, using the Open Data Kit (ODK), developed here at the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Using Android-based tablets, researchers in the field will implement the surveys and collect data through ODK.

TASCHA faculty to present on influential Tweeting & social movements at Change

January 17, 2013

What makes a Tweet influential, particularly during a social movement? Do influential Tweets share common messaging with other Twitter users and social media outlets? TASCHA Research Faculty member Maria Garrido, along with Alexander Halavais of Arizona State University, will present on the role of Twitter and the characteristics of influential Tweets and Twitter users during the G-20 meeting protests in 2009 at next week’s meeting of University of Washington’s Change group. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 12-1pm in the University of Washington’s Allen Center, room CSE 203.