iKeepSafe Blog: “How Inviting Partners to the Safety Discussion Can Help Progress the Conversation about Bullying”

Net Literacy occasionally blogs to help other youth organizations and schools learn different ways that empowered teens can help initiate the discussion about difficult safety issues. Click on the link to learn more about how inviting partners to the safety discussion can help progress the conversation about bullying http://www.ikeepsafe.org/cyberbullying-2/how-inviting-partners-to-the-safety-discussion-can-help-progress-the-conversation-about-bullying/ For more information, please email danielkent@netliteracy.org
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Lone Eagle Consulting’s “People Ready” Broadband Entrepreneurship and Digital Literacy Curriculum

One size does not fit all and Lone Eagle Consulting helps provide online training for rural remote, at-risk, and indigenous learners. We especially liked this focus on indigenous learners and wanted to share the following: The Self-directed Digital Literacy Training and Resource Guide for All Learners Lone Eagle Online Courses Community Training Resources Social Media Training Resources For additional information, please visit: http://lone-eagles.com/guides.htm
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Dave McClure’s Perspectives on the Internet for South Africa’s iWeek 2012

Click on the video below to listen to Dave McClure’s sage insights and perspectives about the Internet, produced for South Africa’s iWeek 2012. . Dave McClure was elected a “Net Literacy Hero” in 2010 and is a member of Net Literacy’s Honorary Board.
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Spring Online: A Great Opportunity to bridge the Digital Divide!

Social housing providers are being urged to engage in “one of the nation’s biggest digital inclusion campaigns”. The Government-backed Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day – delivered by Digital Unite in partnership with UK Online Centres and Race Online 2012 – is one of the biggest campaigns each year to give older people and less confident users a taste of computers and the internet. The campaign – which has been going for 11 years – has helped more than 150,000 …
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Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Curriculum

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has three levels. The Basic curriculum features a course called …
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Australia’s Digital Hubs Directory

Australia has been a leader in broadband adoption by creating the Department of Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy.  This government ministry is providing $13.6m USD available in grants to communities to increase broadband adoption and digital inclusion programs. A component of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), the Digital Hubs Program is an initiative tied to these grants to aid local communities to improve their digital literacy skills and increase their broadband adoption. The Digital Hubs Directory was created to …
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Public Policy Framework Helps Provide Direction for Libraries Regarding Digital Inclusion

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of Washington Information School, and the International City/County Management Association have developed a comprehensive framework to help libraries identify, evaluate, and improve services regarding digital inclusion and digital literacy.  More and more individuals without computer access at home are turning to libraries as a conduit to access the Internet. The document, “Building Digitally Inclusive Communities,” is the product of over 100 organizations’ comments and ideas.  The document highlights five important principles: …
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The Broadband Commission’s Online Sharehouse

In response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s directive to encourage the UN to meet the millennium Development Goals, The International Telecommunication Union and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.  The Commission’s mission is to advocate for the inclusion of broadband on the international policy agendas and is working to increase broadband access internationally. One tool that the Broadband Commission has developed is a user-driven database of best practices ranging from case studies to policy recommendations.  This database, …
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The UK’s Digital Inclusion Network

The United Kingdom shares a similar demographic distribution to the United States in regards to Senior Citizens and digital inclusion.  One way a group of NGOs are trying to bridge the digital divide is through their program called the Digital Inclusion Network.  This group, founded in 2006, consists of more than 200 member organizations that provides computer and Internet training to Senior Citizens.  Member NGOs sign an MOU and participate in this network by sharing best practices and local information …
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NGO WebOrganic Benefits from new Google Datacenter in Hong Kong

Google will inject US$300 million as a long-term investment in its Hong Kong datacenter that will go live in early 2013, said the company after the ground breaking ceremony in Tsueng Kwan O Industrial Estate last week. The company said it will also launch a community program in Hong Kong to provide annual grants ranging from US$5000 to US$50,000 to organizations that focus on the issues such as technology literacy and innovation, renewable energy innovation, and new economy entrepreneurship. To get …
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Broadband in Brazil: A Multipronged Public Sector Approach to Digital Inclusion

With 35 million fixed and mobile broadband subscribers, Brazil ranks among the top ten countries worldwide by total number of broadband users. Its large population, however, places the country’s broadband penetration outside the top-50 worldwide. This report explores the challenges, opportunities and successes that define Brazil’s Information and Communication Technology experience. Regionally, Brazil is slightly above the Latin American average in terms of penetration, but behind Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. Speed of access follows a similar pattern – Brazil is …
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CodeNow Teaches Students How to Code

CodeNow (a non-profit organization) focuses on developing the next pioneers in technology by teaching underserved youth foundational skills in computer science and programming with the objective of narrowing the current digital divide. The organization teaches high school students the basics of computer programming and computer science in free, extra-curricular, off-campus trainings and boot camps. Each student who completes their program receives a netbook, mentoring and assistance finding internships. Working with numerous partners, the organization successfully launched its pilot program in DC …
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Public-Private Partnerships to Bridge Africa’s Digital Divide

Innovative partnerships involving governments, software giants and telcoms will accelerate connectivity and bridge Africa’s gaping digital divide. Experts who met at a just concluded third edition of the Africa Public-Private Partnership Conference in Nairobi hailed the potential of structured collaboration between the public and private sectors to transform Africa into an ICT hub. Zaki Khoury, the Regional Manager, Global Strategic Accounts, Middle East, North, West, and Central Africa as well as Pakistan and Turkey at Microsoft, underscored the potential of …
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JobScout Teaches Job Skills Using Online Game

JobScout is like many of the start-ups launching on a daily basis in Silicon Valley, except for the fact that many of its users do not even know how to use the Internet yet. A project that has been supported and seed funded by the California State Library, JobScout is a platform that provides an interactive online environment that uses game design to teach job-hunting skills and the digital literacy basics that are necessary for finding employment. Users will be able …
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European Network and Information Security Agency Publishes 18 Protective Recommendations Against Key Risks for Cyber Bullying & Online Grooming

The EU Agency ENISA, the (European Network and Information Security Agency) has launched a new report on cyber bullying and online grooming (preparing sexual abuse); warning that misuse of data (data mining and profiling) harms minors. The report identifies the top emerging risks and makes 18 non-technical recommendations for their mitigation. One key recommendation is to strengthen Member State’s law enforcement agencies. Other recommendations point to safeguards adapted to the needs of youth’s cyber activities. Digital devices and the internet …
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Roadmap for Digital Inclusion Completed at “Innovation for Digital Inclusion” Conference in Poland

Adoption of a document relevant for the future of all EU citizens – “Gdansk Roadmap for Digital Inclusion” – concluded the “Innovation for Digital Inclusion” conference in Gdansk, Poland. It’s participants drafted the “Roadmap” in order to indicate to the European Commission the priority actions to be taken in the immediate future. Carrying out of these actions may speed up the process of digital inclusion for 150 millions Europeans who are thus far excluded, and deliver a new and much needed …
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Freedom Rings Partnership will bring Internet access, training, and technology to low-income residents of Philadelphia

The Freedom Rings Partnership is a $25 million federally-funded initiative led by the Urban Affairs Coalition and the City of Philadelphia, with Drexel University as a major partner. The Freedom Rings Partnership is made up of grassroots organizations, government, and universities that will bring Internet access, training and technology to residents in low-income communities.  This multi-year initiative officially kicked off on January 17, 2011 by sponsoring the signature project of the MLK Day of Service – refurbishing used computers to be distributed back into …
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Google Internet Bus Exposes Offline Population in India to Internet

Google is taking the Internet on the road with its Internet Bus Project in India. The Internet Bus Project is an attempt to educate people about what the Internet is, and how it may be beneficial to their lives, by taking the Internet experience to them through a customized Internet-enabled bus, which will travel to several towns and cities across India. You can see pictures of its travels here. This unique project has great potential for starting the spread of Digital Literacy …
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Grandchildren and Grandparents Team up to Increase Digital Literacy in Serbia

In Belgrade, Serbia, there was an unusual event which took place for grandparents and their grandchildren. The event was organized by local NGO IAN (International Aid Network).  Teams were formed, and consisted of a grandparent who was older than 55, together with their grandchild who was younger than 13. Teams who had previously passed the qualifications had the task to efficiently and as accurately as possible provide numerous / various answers to interesting questions in an online quiz whilst using …
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Innovative Website Helps Facilitate Home Learning

PowerMyLearning.com is a K-12 learning platform produced by nonprofit, CFY, and designed to help students, teachers, and parents find and use the best digital learning activities available online, including games, simulations, and videos. Students and parents can find fun and engaging activities to reinforce classroom learning and spark new areas of interest. Teachers can create and assign playlists of activities for their students, using high-quality teacher plans created by classroom teachers from around the country. A Digital Literacy’s Editor’s Choice …
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Cyber Cafe Association of India Brings Internet to the People

Editor’s Choice “Best Practice” for Digital Literacy How does an enterprising association empower the people of an enterprising country with the power of the Internet?  The Cyber Cafe Association of India (CCAOI) brings the world class infrastructure that entrepreneurs and citizens require to the masses – and is helping to facilitate the significant economic growth that India is enjoying.  Part of the CCAOI’s success is because they work closely with the Government, Regulators, Policy Makers, and mjaor Industry Chambers. Digital …
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One-on-One Training Works When Other Instruction Doesn’t

Some senior citizens, new immigrants, those with disabilities, and others have taken computer training in past without success. Those individuals tend to be more technophobic and many believe that they cannot learn because the are “too old” or for other reasons. One NGO using the Senior Connects model has experienced a 90% “graduation rate” with this type of populations group – but it involved teaching these individuals on a one-to-one basis so that the lessons covering the materials in the …
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Users’ Value Propositions Creates Digital Literacy Context

Digital Literacy is a process. It includes identifying a prospective user’s value proposition and overcoming barriers, concerns, and misconceptions about accessing the Internet, teaching computer and Internet skills, educating the user about Internet safety, providing those applications and websites that make use of the Internet relevant to the user, technical support, and of course, broadband connectivity. Some NGOs reinforce a new users’ value proposition during each training session, allowing the last 10 minutes of each hour training session to discuss …
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NGOs use Digital Literacy to Create a Cycle of Philanthropy

Many NGOs teach philanthropy by example – and children, when offered an explanation, embraced the concept of “giving back to others” at an early age.  The Digital Generation seems to take to technology more readily than other generations, and the mastery of technology will be increasingly important to this generation’s ability to compete and enjoy the richness that will be increasingly most accessible via broadband and the Internet.  Also, children that are the beneficiaries of computer labs and computer training …
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Digital Connects Launches Alpha 1.0

Digital Connects Launches Alpha V1.0 on September 3, 2010 At the request of ISP associations, broadband providers, NGOs, businesses, and governments, Net Literacy was asked to create a digital literacy “best practices” website. Construction of the website began on August 25th, testing began on August 27th, and the Alpha v1.0 of this site was launched on September 3, 2010. Additional website functionality is in the process of being added. More than a dozen partners/contributors/supporters from three continents have already provided …
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NGOs Increase the Digital Literacy of the Disabled

Visual impairment, hearing loss, mobility impaired, and a host of other disabilities result in population groups with disabilities having lower broadband adoption when compared to the universe of potential users. NGOs use a variety of tactics to help those with disabilities. Specialized equipment is difficult to procure but innovative NGOs are able to work with caregivers to identify alternative solutions. Training manuals with larger print, one-on-one training with those that are hearing impaired, and installing computer labs inside independent living …
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NGO Volunteers Gains as Much as They Give

Some NGOs empower student volunteers to help teach digital literacy. Those individuals learn job skills, and life skills while serving their community. As stated by one volunteer, “I volunteered to help teach others – but I found that I learned more than those that I taught.”
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The Digital Divide and the Intergenerational Divide

Digital inclusion NGOs use many approaches to reach out to the members of their communities. Sometimes student volunteers teach inside independent living facilities, some schools adopt senior centers, and some schools invite senior citizens into their school to be taught by students after school. Through this program, as the digital divide is being crossed by seniors, the intergenerational divide is being crossed by student-volunteers.
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Internet Safety Training is a Critical Aspect of Digital Literacy

Some non-adopters do not choose to become digitally literate because they are concerned about their safety on the Internet. Cyber-bullying, Net predators, viruses, scams and fraud – there are as many dangers online as there are in the “real world.” But knowledge is power and those NGOs that include Internet safety training as a required component of their digital literacy program are providing those they serve the complete product.
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Some NGOs Also Provide Technical Support

Increasing sustainable broadband adoption starts with identifying an individual’s broadband value proposition and then requires a computer, broadband, computer training, Internet training, and Internet safety training. Follow up technical and customer support helps increase new users’ comfortableness and expedites the learning experience. Technical and customer support ensures that new broadband users receive ongoing assistance when it’s most important – during the first six months after users receive their first computer.
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Computers are Staged After Refurbishing

Computer refurbishing is made more difficult for many NGOs because they are not sufficiently funded to have the storage facilities they require for efficient operations. But when NGOs partner with government, businesses, and other NGOs, real synergy can be created. Since digital literacy is becoming increasingly important to government and businesses that seek to facilitate a competitive and highly trained labor force, they have a vested interest in maximizing digital literacy.
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Computer Hardware Problems can be Challenging

Refurbishing computers is a process. Efficient operations use equipment such as KVMs or imaging software to increase computer refurbishing productivity. When a computer has a hardware problem, it takes knowledge, spare parts, and creativeness to make certain every possible computer can be given a “second life” and be donated to a school, a library, or other NGOs.
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NGOs Become Computer Drive and Acquistion Experts

Many NGOs experience difficulty obtaining computers to refurbish so that they can be donated to others. Computer acquisition tactics vary depending upon the existing opportunities. Conducting computer drives, working with businesses that replace computers, and partnering with government that conduct periodic computer refresh programs are often used in combination by NGOs, depending upon the community. Most NGOs and their constituents cannot afford to purchase new computers, so NGOs that are creative are often the most successful.
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Digital Literacy can be a Social Phenomenom

In many countries, older population groups have lower broadband adoption rates than the population’s universe. Some NGOs construct computer labs in independent living facilities and senior citizen apartments because with this strategy, computers become part of the senior citizens’ homes and lives. – I just got an email with a picture of my new granddaughter! - Look at the bad weather that’s coming…you can see it on the weather radar! - I just found something interesting about a health issue …
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A Student Teaches Younger Students Computer Skills

They are called the Digital Generation and there are times when an NGO’s older student volunteers can learn 21st Century presentation and communication skills while helping younger students computer and Internet skills.  Programs that enable students-to-help-students creates youth role models and show younger students how technology is both empowering and “cool.”
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A School Thanks an NGO for Building a New Computer Lab

In many countries, NGOs help schools by providing them computers for classrooms and providing other digital literacy resources to help increase student success. Parents, students, and schools’ administrators and educators understand the importance of this advocacy and support. Without access to broadband and digital literacy skills, it is becoming more difficult for students to remain competitive in school and gain the necessary 21st Century skills that will be increasingly required in tomorrow’s job market.
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"Green" Digital Literacy NGOs Recycle Responsibly

Many NGOs are required to include computer refurbishing as a core competency and is a necessary function for them to complete their digital literacy and digital inclusion mission. However, computer refurbishing results in CPU components and monitors that are not usable. Rather than dumping them in landfills, “green” NGOs show social responsibility by taking the extra steps to recycle eWaste responsibly. As an example, monitors contain toxins, including lead, that can pollute communities for many years. NGOs that carefully QA …
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Social Responsibility and Engaging the Entire Family

Increasing Digital Inclusion is Socially Responsible and the Entire Family Must be Engaged in the Home Learning Process Cost relevance and literacy are barriers to adoption and those barriers affect some sub-sections of our population more than other sections. Since broadband is a gateway to the empowerment that the Internet offers, it is socially responsible to encourage broadband adoption and digital inclusion. Computers for Youth has learned that it is vitally important to involve the entire family. Parents play a …
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NGOs Work With ISP Associations to Increase Digital Literacy Awareness

ISP organizations and NGO can partner together to increase awareness and help engage the government and other stakeholders in a discussion of digital inclusion and digital literacy best practices.  With nearly 150 attendees and speakers representing government, ISPs, and NGOs, the Broadband Adoption Summit thoughtfully discussed barriers to and catalysts that will enhance broadband adoption. The summit was held in Washington DC and co-sponsored by Net Literacy, the US Internet Industry Association, and Broadband for America.
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ICT: Getting Connected to Sustainability

Appropriate information and communications technologies can facilitate sustainable development in developing nations by improving the flow of information in sectors such as healthcare, education, and business. By placing these tools in the hands of struggling populations, you empower them with tools to solve their own problems and rise out of poverty, instead of simply making them dependent on aid. Let’s close the digital divide…
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Mayor Richards Explains the Impact of Digital Literacy NGOs

Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richards Talks about Net Literacy at the 2007 Killer Apps Conference.
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Evaluating Web Sites Tutorial

This tutorial covers how to evaluate websites for credibility.
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age

Forty years after the “War on Poverty” and twenty-five years after “A Nation at Risk,” a new forum has been designed to advance a new paradigm for learning by harnessing the largely untapped potential of digital media. Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age brought together 200 of the nations top thought leaders in science and technology, informal and formal education, entertainment media, research, philanthropy, and policy to create and act upon a breakthrough strategy for scaling-up effective models of teaching …
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Revolution in Learning

Opening remarks by Connie Yowell, Director of Education, MacArthur Foundation Opening Panel moderated by Brad Stone, New York Times Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop Mizuko Ito, Research Scientist, University of California, Irvine James Steyer, CEO and Founder, Common Sense Media Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – New Learning Designs

Moderated by John Merrow, Education Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Jason Levy, Principal, New York City Intermediate School 339 Larry Rosenstock, Founder, High Tech High School Network Katie Salen, Executive Director, Institute of Play, Professor of Design and Technology, and Director of the Center for Transformative Media, Parsons the New School for Design Rey Ramsey, CEO, One Economy Corporation
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Geoff Canada

Geoff Canada Description: Geoff Canada, of the Harlem Children’s Zone talks about the danger of allowing technology to widen the gap between rich kids and poor kids and our responsiblity to ensure that this does not happen.
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Ethical Issues in eLearning – Digital Divide

In an information society, information accessibility is a critical issue which must be discussed in terms of the gap between the digital haves and have nots, a gap expressed in the term digital divide. Digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to the Internet and other information technology and those who do not. There are many reasons why a digital divide exists. The barriers are evident when individuals (1) are unable to afford Internet access from …
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The Digital Divide Initiative

The Digital Divide Initiative builds bridges to opportunity through innovative partnerships to bring technology to underserved populations.
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Senior Connects on Retirement Living TV Part II

Senior Connects Program – This program promotes senior citizen computer and Internet literacy by supplying computers and training materials; or by building public computer labs and teaching senior citizens (and especially those seniors that are mobility impaired or lack reliable transportation)computer and Internet skills. Senior Connects (www.seniorconnects.org) has provided many residents with their first access to public computer labs within their own facilities. The students do all of the installation, computer and software set-up and training – while the management …
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Senior Connects on Retirement Living TV Part I

Senior Connects Program – This program promotes senior citizen computer and Internet literacy by supplying computers and training materials; or by building public computer labs and teaching senior citizens (and especially those seniors that are mobility impaired or lack reliable transportation)computer and Internet skills. Senior Connects (www.seniorconnects.org) has provided many residents with their first access to public computer labs within their own facilities. The students do all of the installation, computer and software set-up and training – while the management …
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Digital Divide

An initiative to close the technology gap between low-income and high income families.
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Save the Children-Bridging the Digital Divide in Bolivia

Save the Children’s Technology and Education Program addresses the poverty and educational challenges facing Bolivia’s children and youth by providing innovative technology training for them and their teachers. Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/tw-000011
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Can Miles tackle the Digital Divide?

Did you know there are lots of disadvantaged school kids, about 2 million, who can’t get access to a computer or the Internet at home. This means they are missing out on everything computers have to offer. To find out why computers are so important, Miles decides to conduct an experiment.
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Estonia becomes E-stonia with Digital Revolution

A digital revolution is turning the tiny European nation of Estonia into a nation of Internet innovators. Estonians have put their digital identities onto their national identification cards, and much more.  Worldfocus video podcast: `http://feeds2.feedburner.com/worldfocus http://worldfocus.org/
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A Digital Revolution for the World’s Remotest Regions

Government, academic and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos discussed how to bridge the mammoth ‘Digital Divide’ between western society and developing countries of the third world. The digital revolution has established broadband Internet in well over 60% of industrialized countries, but below 1% in the rest of the developing world. In Egypt, Brazil, South Africa, India and China, the digital transformations are underway. These high-speed Internet links and computers into classrooms and medical clinics have already …
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Bridging the Digital Divide for Kids in India

The digital divide or access to the latest technology, is far from being equal. An attempt to remedy this is the Digital Equalizer programme of the America India Foundation, started at the initiative of President Clinton in 2001. “We have learnthow to use the camera to record, edit and make a movie from what we have edited and to burn a CD,” said J M Manu Kumar, a student.
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Bridging the Digital Divide in Uganda

A video on information technology related projects and activities in Uganda.  Interesting use of a tele-center that includes broadband, a library, telephone access, fax, and photocopying.
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Bridging the Digital Divide

The Internet is selling La La Mountain peaches in rural communities in Taiwan.  This is a transferable example showing how the Internet can empower all world citizens…and especially those in rural communities.
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A Digital Inclusion NGO Helps to Increase Digital Inclusion

1. Senior Connects Program – This program promotes senior citizen computer and Internet literacy by supplying computers and training materials; or by building public computer labs and teaching senior citizens (and especially those seniors that are mobility impaired or lack reliable transportation)computer and Internet skills (www.seniorconnects.org). 2. Safe Connects Program – With Internet predators and chat room bullying, finding effective ways to educate children about Internet safety has become a critical issue that is not often addressed in our schools …
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Fishermen in Southern India use online weather forecast

Every day, fishermen in Southern India visit a knowledge Center where they access online weather forecast, wave height and location of fish, thanks to the Swaminathan’s Research Foundation regional resource center
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OWD: How Can You Overcome Digital Divide?

http://www.onewebday.org http://www.smashcast.org Post a video response to this video and tell us how can overcome the digital divide. We are trying to collect as many responses as we can, so please participate in our video response drive! A video produced for OneWebDay by Smashcast about the digital divide and digital inclusion.  OneWebDay occurs on September 22, 2009
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Driving Student Success

Moderated by James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic The National Investments in Innovation and Technology Infrastructure Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Federal Communications Commission Jim Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Innovation & Improvement, U.S. Department of Education Panel from the pivotal sectors Panel from the pivotal sectors: Barbara Chow, Education Program Director, Hewlett Foundation Susan Gendron, Comissioner, Maine Department of Education Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, Facebook Kathy Hurley, Senior …
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Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age Session II Literacy 2.0

Moderated by Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation Nichole Pinkard, Program Founder, Director of Innovation, Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago Benjamin Bederson, Associate Professor Computer Science, Institute of Advanced Computer Studies and iSchool, University of Maryland Allison Druin, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Associate Professor, University of Marylands College of Information Studies Karen Cator, Director, Education Leadership and Advocacy, Apple Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience Daniel Russell, Research Scientist, Google
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Be CyberSmart!® Cyber Ethics and Bullying

From http://www.cybersmart.org CyberSmart! Online Workshops, facilitated professional development, give educators a hands-on experience in 21st century skills—the new basic skills—to meet the learning needs of today’s students.
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The Educator’s Role in Digital Media Literacy

At ictQATAR’s Digital Communications Literacy Forum, a panel addressed the ways digital media literacy could be taught both formally and informally. The panel talked about the role of parents, schools, friends and the community at large in teaching digital media literacy.   Members of the panel were: Lisa Leidig, Policy Manager, Policy and Planning Department, ictQATAR Tessa Jolls, President and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy Paolo Celot, European Association for Viewers Interests, Belgium ictQATAR hosted the Forum along with …
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Be CyberSmart!® Researching the Internet Wisely

From http://www.cybersmart.org CyberSmart! Online Workshops, facilitated professional development, give educators a hands-on experience in 21st century skills—the new basic skills—to meet the learning needs of today’s students.
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ePractice eInclusion: Digital Literacy Workshop, Barcelona

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