ICTDX Roundup

February 1, 2019

In early January, TASCHA Director Chris Coward attended the 10th annual International Information and Communications Development (ICTD) conference. As the 10th conference in the series it offered an occasion to reflect on what we have accomplished as a community, where we have fallen short, and what changes may be necessary to respond to broader changes…

TASCHA looks forward to a week of Mobile Learning

March 26, 2018

The last week of March marks the annual Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO and the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) flagship ICT in education event. TASCHA’s Director Chris Coward and researchers Stacey Wedlake and Maria Garrido will be traveling to UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris to attend. The week long conference  is a chance for TASCHA researchers to learn…

TASCHA to attend iConference 2017

March 1, 2017

TASCHA researchers will be in Wuhan, China for the annual 2017 iConference taking place March 22-25. The TASCHA team will once again join scholars and researchers from around the world concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society to collaborate, share, and explore.  The TASCHA team will also be both presenting on our ongoing A2I project and leading…

TASCHA Director to participate in European Congress on E-Inclusion

September 25, 2013

TASCHA Director Chris Coward has been invited to present at the 5th Annual European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI13) on October 3, 2013. This year’s event, “Building an Inclusive Digital Europe,” will bring together over 100 stakeholders and thought leaders from the public policy, private, not-for-profit, and community sectors in Brussels. Chris will draw on TASCHA’s research to participate on a panel presenting evidence on the role of intermediaries, particularly public libraries, in digital inclusion, skills development, and opportunities for socio-economic empowerment and employability. Chris will present findings from TASCHA’s Global Impact Study of Public Access ICTs and the U.S. IMPACT Study’s Opportunity for All report.

TASCHA at Spark 2013

May 23, 2013

The 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, Spark 2013, will take place in Granada, Spain May 28-29. Four TASCHA researchers are looking forward to attending the forum to participate in conversations on technology and development and present on various TASCHA research projects. Chris Coward & Maria Garrido will be presenting on TASCHA research, and Melody Clark & Chris Rothschild will attend, participating in various sessions and live Tweeting from the event.

Digital Inclusion Summit 2013: Content, access, and digital literacy

March 7, 2013

The Communities Connect Network (CCN) will host the Washington State Digital Inclusion Summit, a one-day unconference connecting people from the public, non-profit, and private sectors to share policy, research, curriculum, and other technology resources. The Summit will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 8:30am-4:30pm, followed by an optional reception until 6:30, at the South Seattle Community College.

Global Impact Study at World Summit of Information Society (WSIS)

February 22, 2013

TASCHA Director, Chris Coward, will be participating on a panel organized by IFLA during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +10 review Meeting in Paris, France, February 25-27, 2013. The panel, Supporting Knowledge Societies through Public Access to the Internet, will cover various issues related to public access to technology. This is a great opportunity for Chris to present the findings of the Global Impact Study, the largest, most comprehensive study on public access centers to date.

TASCHA students present on Youth, ICTs, and Democracy in Egypt at AoIR 13

November 9, 2012

TASCHA students Norah Abokhodair and Luis Fernando Baron participated in the 13th conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) at University of Salford in Manchester between 18 and 21 of October 2012. The conference focused on the theme of technologies, considering the impact of the Internet in a context where life is entangled with technologies of all kinds.

Beyond Access 2012: How libraries power development

September 28, 2012

Beyond Access, an initiative that believes that libraries power development, is holding its first conference on October 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. The event, Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries, will bring together library representatives, government officials, and international development professionals from all over the world to spark ideas and dialogue about how libraries contribute to global development.

Research on libraries and disasters presented at American Library Association conference

June 27, 2012

TASCHA research on the role of public libraries and telecenters during a disaster was presented on June 23 at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) conference as part of the panel, “Expecting the Unexpected: Libraries Respond to Profound Change.” iSchool PhD candidate, Beth Patin, participated on the panel on behalf of the research team behind the Libraries, Telecenters, and the 2010 Chile Earthquake research project.