TASCHA faculty member off to Seville for research residency

September 20, 2012

TASCHA Research Assistant Professor Maria Garrido leaves today to participate in a five-week research residency at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, Spain. Maria will be working with researchers at the Information Society Unit designing a study to better understand the role of eInclusion intermediaries, such as telecenters and libraries, in advancing social and economic policy goals.

Agents of Change video

February 1, 2011

Immigrant women are critical development actors. They know best. They apply their own individual and community assets to improve their lives. NGOs that provide computer training and other services further enable them to bring these capacities to bear. Donors and policymakers assist by supporting projects that leverage the local initiative, creativity, and improvisation of immigrants and NGOs.

For telecenter M&E, what should be tracked and measured?

October 14, 2010

There are a series of interesting conversations occurring at the Telecenter Europe Summit (#TES10) around the importance of community technology programs to advance the EU e-inclusion goals. There is also a sense that these centers need to do a better job of tracking and measuring their work, both to make their case to funders and…

Kicking off e-skills week with launch of new report: Immigrant women, e-skills & employability in Europe

April 1, 2010

The Technology & Social Change Group kicks off the European Union’s e-Skills week with the launch of a new report: Immigrant women, e-skills & employability in Europe: The case of Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain. This study examines how improving digital competences and access to computers and the Internet can advance employability and social inclusion.

Barcelona workshop to discuss research on e-skills and employability for immigrant women in Europe

July 6, 2009

Immigrant women, e-skills, and employability in Europe project researchers will be gathering in Barcelona from July 6–9, 2009, to refine the study’s conceptual framework, discuss preliminary findings, review field notes, map the main factors that contribute to or limit the employability, and discuss the role of e-skills. This workshop will take place at Centre Esplai.

Information Needs and Watering Holes

October 3, 2008

Conference title: ICTs for Social Inclusion: What is the Reality? Date: October 27-30, 2008 Conference description (below): taken from the conference website Presenter: Ricardo Gomez, CIS Paper: Information needs and watering holes: public access to information and ICT in 25 countries CIS researcher and iSchool faculty member Ricardo Gomez presented a paper at this year’s…