Teaching the Importance of Data for Decision-Making Skills to High School Seniors

June 4, 2020

  It’s never too early to talk about the importance of bringing more diverse voices into data to drive policy design and impact the wellbeing of our communities. In late April, during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions, we were invited to connect virtually with a group of outstanding students from the Heritage Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota….

Strategies and Resources for Tech Assistance During a Pandemic

Digital tablet being pulled from a row of books

April 30, 2020

By: Stacey Wedlake, TASCHA Research Coordinator & Analyst As I wrote in my previous blog post, the ability to access basic needs during a pandemic relies on digital skills. As we’re seeing more and more, the pandemic exacerbates our societies’ inequalities, and communities in vulnerable situations need additional support and resources in order to “stay…

Tech Assistance During a Global Pandemic

A woman working on her laptop at home

April 7, 2020

It is difficult to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” without the ability to use the internet to meet personal needs such as connecting with loved ones, accessing health services, paying bills, and shopping for groceries. A recent study identified that 20% of Seattle residents living alone relied on someone else to help them use the Internet….

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…

Mobile Information Literacy – Net Inclusion Lightning Talk

April 19, 2018

Research Coordinator Stacey Wedlake is attending the 2018 Net Inclusion Summit in Cleveland, Ohio organized the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). While at the conference, she’ll present a Lightning Talk on TASCHA’s Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum. Here are her prepared remarks and slides. Hi, my name is Stacey and I’m a researcher at the Technology and Social Change…

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…

Data for Decision Making completes first implementation in Myanmar

March 6, 2018

From November 27 – 29, the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBPAF) conducted the first full implementation of the Data for Decision Making curriculum in Yangon, Myanmar. The curriculum, developed collaboratively by TASCHA and MBAPF, builds the capabilities of research organizations, government ministries, and civil society organizations (CSOs) to collect, analyze, and use quality…

Mobile Information Literacy: The ripple effect in Myanmar

January 23, 2017

The Mobile Information Literacy project is a growing collection of training materials that are designed to adapt to community and individual needs. The first MIL curriculum was introduced in Myanmar in 2015, and we are now beginning to see the resounding effects this educational program has had which far exceed the expectations of TASCHA and…

Notes from the field: Creating a mobile information literacy program in Kenya

January 11, 2017

In November 2016, TASCHA Research Analyst Chris Rothschild and I visited Kenya to explore working with EIFL and Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) to develop mobile information literacy curriculum and training for Kenya’s public library staff and patrons. Our visit was a jam-packed week full of meetings with EIFL and KNLS staff, various individuals and…

Event: Towards a Mobile Information Literacy framework

May 12, 2016

iSchool PhD candidate and Technology & Social Change Group’s (TASCHA) Sheryl Day will be presenting at an iSchool Research Conversation about our Mobile Information Literacy work in Myanmar.