Opportunity: Student interested in ICTD seminar planning

November 13, 2018

Change is a weekly seminar where students, faculty, and outside speakers come together to share and discuss research in the field of information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). TASCHA is a co-sponsor, and we’re looking for a student volunteer to help organize the seminar and contribute to shaping the direction of Change’s growth. We…

Opportunity for iSchool student to assist with ICT4D seminar

June 26, 2017

For years, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) has hosted a weekly seminar called Change. The Change seminar focuses on research, projects, and issues related to information & communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Starting this fall, the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the Information School and the School of Public Health will be co-hosting…

Girls in ICT Day 2017: Education as a foundation for opportunity

April 28, 2017

The Girls in ICT initiative from ITU is celebrating it’s 6th annual Girls in ICT Day. The initiative is working towards creating “a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female…

Apply now to gain real-word ICTD research experience in Ghana

January 27, 2017

Interested in research, development, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and culture? Are you a student at the University of Washington? If so, TASCHA alumni Araba Sey and Researcher Chris Rothschild are leading a program this summer in Ghana that could be perfect for you and your education. This program focuses on research, development, communication, 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…

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.

Data for Democracy: New TASCHA project

March 28, 2016

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) is pleased to announce a new project, Data for Democracy. This new project is based in Myanmar in partnership with the Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF) and the Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation (MBAPF).

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum now available for use & adaptation

December 17, 2015

As millions of people come online across the globe through mobile devices, mobile information literacy is vital for those who have leapfrogged from traditional media to digital devices that provide instant access to information. Mobile information literacy is necessary to help people learn how to find and evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained…

Translating technology terms into Burmese

October 14, 2015

Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which words like “democracy,” “institution,” and “privacy” lack direct translations. Even more notable than Fuller’s nuanced sociolinguistic discussion is the way he ends it: with a conclusion that leaves…

Survey launched for Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative

August 25, 2015

As part of the Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative (AMDI), we are conducting a short survey to understand how young people (ages 18-35) around the world participate in massive open online courses (MOOCs). Some MOOC providers include Coursera, edX, Udacity, MiriadX, UP Online Program, and TESDA, that work in partnership with universities and other institutions.