2020: TASCHA year in review

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January 28, 2021

As TASCHA’s 20th year comes to a close, the events of this past year are a reminder of why TASCHA was founded in the first place and why our work is more relevant than ever. Following are some TASCHA highlights from 2020.    Digital inclusion As the COVID-19pandemic hit the U.S., Stacey Wedlake, using data…

Winter 2021 class — Misinformation Escape Room

November 3, 2020

Instructors: Chris Coward, Jinha Lee, Travis Windleharth Misinformation escape room is designed as a hands-on class for students to participate directly in an iSchool research project. The research team has completed the development of an online escape room intended to help participants learn about misinformation. We are now ready to deploy the escape room and…

Passion for Libraries and Immigrant Communities Guides Katya Yefimova’s Work at TASCHA

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August 4, 2020

Katya Yefimova used to drive to a library branch across town just to browse Russian-language books on the shelves. Seattle traffic couldn’t deter the University of Washington Information School (iSchool) PhD candidate from her mission: Connecting her young daughter to her family’s language and heritage.  Yefimova knows first-hand that public libraries play an important role…

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

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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…

Practitioners and Researchers Connect to Address Tech Access and Education for Refugee Women

March 11, 2020

For refugee women in Seattle and King County, technology education plays a key role in learning to navigate life in their new community.  Our research team explored refugee women’s experiences with technology-related programs and services as part of the Refugee Women and Technology Education project. The study is based on interviews with representatives from public…

For TASCHA RA Renee Lynch, Education and Exploration Go Hand-in-Hand

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November 27, 2019

At the intersection of education and activism, you’ll find Renee Lynch. Renee became a TASCHA Research Assistant last summer when she saw an advertisement for our Advancing Library Visibility in Africa (ALVA) project. Originally from the Chicago area, Renee says that “traveling is the best way to learn and to reflect and get ideas.” She…

Code.org, K-12 education capstone opportunity

November 14, 2018

If you’re interested in data visualization, relational databases, and coding, our friends at code.org have a Capstone opportunity available. ISchool students interested in this position can search for Code.org or the Capstone title on iCareers. Below is the iCareers description of the project, which combines k-12 education and STEM skills: In The Loop: Analyzing K-12…

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,…

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…

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…