New TASCHA report summarizes data from P2PU survey

February 13, 2018

A new report, The learning circle experience: Findings from the P2PU participant survey, from Michelle Fellows examines free study groups organized for people to take online classes together and in-person, known as P2PU learning circles. P2PU’s work over the last two years has spawned 319 learning circles conducted across 89 cities in the United States, Canada, and Kenya….

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…

Event: TASCHA’s Maria Garrido discusses MOOCs for development

February 27, 2017

TASCHA’s Maria Garrido will be speaking at the University of Washington’s Change group on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12pm in room CSE 203. 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…

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.

MOOC Expert Committee launches to advance online learning

October 6, 2015

As part of the Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative (ADMI), TASCHA is excited to announce the launch of an Expert Committee. The Committee, comprised of non-profit, academic, and corporate member organizations from around the world, will work to further help the Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative.

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.

Students gain research skills while working on TASCHA projects

May 7, 2015

During winter quarter 2015, TASCHA held a research seminar open to University of Washington students. The research seminar was originally designed to get students involved with our Information Strategies for Societies in Transition project. So many students registered for the seminar, though, that we expanded the seminar to include other TASCHA projects, like the current evaluation of library-like resource centers in Namibia and our recently launched MOOCs for development project.

What role do MOOCs play in workforce development? New project launched to find out

March 10, 2015

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide, but few people in developing countries access them. Now, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and, the largest source of reviews of online courses, are launching a two-year, $1.55 million project to investigate and address this unmet potential. The initiative, called Advancing MOOCs for Development, will be driven by research on online course enrollment in Colombia, the Philippines, and South Africa. TASCHA will lead this research, with support from IREX.