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…

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…

Jason Young to present on “Emerging Geographies of Digital Knowledge Politics”

October 10, 2018

Senior Researcher Jason Young will give a lecture titled “Emerging Geographies of Digital Knowledge Politics,” as part of the iSchool Research Symposium. When: Monday, Oct. 15 from 12:30-1:30pm. Light snacks provided. Where: BLD 070 in person or online via zoom. Join Jason as he discusses his past, current, and future research projects with TASCHA, which…

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…

Jason Young to present on ICT use in the arctic at Change Seminar

February 12, 2018

Jason Young will give a presentation, “Knowledge Politics Across Digital Divides: Environmental Change, Indigeneity, and Technology Use in the Arctic ,” to the UW Change seminar. When: Tuesday, Feb 13th, 12-1pm, Lunch provided Where: EEB 003 Abstract: Scholarly excitement around ICTD projects has long been tempered by the recognition that digital divides prevent the effects of technologies from being equal…

New cross-campus partnership for ICTD Change seminar

October 12, 2017

TASCHA will engage with the broader ICTD community on the UW campus with a new role in a partnered lecture series. The Change seminar, which was initially hosted by the ICTD lab in CSE is transitioning into a cross-campus collaboration, and will be involving faculty and students not only from ICTD lab but also TASCHA,…

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).