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.
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/
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 … Read More » “A Digital Revolution for the World’s Remotest Regions”
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 … Read More » “Bridging the Digital Divide for Kids in India”
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.
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.
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 … Read More » “A Digital Inclusion NGO Helps to Increase Digital Inclusion”
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 … Read More » “Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age – Driving Student Success”
ePractice eInclusion: Digital Literacy Workshop, Barcelona 16th of June 2008 Wrap Up working session 3: Frank Mather, European Commission DG Information Society, Belgium