From Jordan to Seattle, you’ll find Allison Anderson promoting gender and technology equality

Allison is standing in front of a black and grey striped background. She has her arms crossed and is smiling.

April 16, 2020

  Allison Anderson became a Research Assistant at TASCHA in fall of 2019. Her interest in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is what initially attracted her to TASCHA at the beginning of her studies at the University of Washington. Now in the final year of her PhD program, Allison took the opportunity to…

Knowledge Politics Across Digital Divides: Talk at Development Studies Association Conference

June 25, 2018

How do digital divides shape whose knowledge is seen as legitimate in development? Often ICTD projects focus on overcoming infrastructure and educational digital divides. TASCHA Senior Research Scientist Jason Young argues that digital divides also shape what types of knowledge individuals can express once online. These knowledge hierarchies, in turn, can drive development processes. Jason…

The Development and Access to Information Report now available in Spanish

May 18, 2018

The Development and Access to Information report, a TASCHA and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) project, has been released in Spanish. The report, officially launched at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on July 17, 2017, explores how access to information contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information on the project…

Maria Garrido speaks to Policy Changes for Public Access at Internet Government Forum

January 22, 2018

At this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), TASCHA researcher Maria Garrido spoke on a panel, Policy Changes for Public Access, hosted by IFLA and EIFL. Dr. Garrido offered her expertise from her Development and Access to Information project (DA2I) as well as her work around the role that libraries play in providing access to information….

TASCHA MOOC research featured in Nature

October 18, 2017

Maria Garrido and Lucas Koepke‘s work on advancing massive open online courses (MOOCS) for development was featured in Nature,“The shape of work to come.” The piece delves into transformations happening across the workplace that have been shaped and amplified by advances in digital technology. Pressing and complex topics revolving around the future of work are deconstructed throughout…

Development and Access to Information Webinar available online

September 28, 2017

Earlier this week the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) hosted a webinar discussing the recent report, Development and Access to Information. The report was produced through a partnership between IFLA and TASCHA, and demonstrates how access to information (A2I) is necessary for the economic, social, and political advancement of communities, the underpinnings of the…

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 17, 2017

The theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 is “Big Data for Big Impact,” with an emphasis on the role advanced analysis can play in development goals. At TASCHA, our work explores this crucial space where decisions resulting in major social change and technology intersect. For example, a TASCHA research team is working to…

Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative creates evidence-based guides

October 6, 2016

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 free of cost. The implications for education and international development were wide and complex, opening a new channel of fresh questions for…

TASCHA project will highlight the role of libraries and access to information in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

September 27, 2016

Access to information is a critical tenet of successful community and international development, and in many places around the world, public libraries play a vital role in providing access that is universally and freely available. With this in mind, the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions…

New report: TASCHA study on MOOCs in developing countries reveals half of users receive certification

April 11, 2016

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) is pleased to announce the release of a new report, An examination of MOOC usage for professional workforce development outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa (download full report here). The report is a culmination of the research done as part of the Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative.