digital inclusion

NCTech4Good: Digital Inclusion

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We sometimes forget that there are many people who do not have computer skills. Michael Abensour, Executive Director of Kramden Institute will share with us what their Fellow is doing to address Digital Inclusion in the Triangle as one of 16 NTEN and Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellows. Join us October 21 at 6:30pm at UNC-TV, 10 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/events/223358663/

Calling All Hackers (for Social Good!)

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We here at NetSquared are proud to announce the beta launch of Hacker Helper. Hacker Helper is a website that helps prepare developers for hackathons by providing issue-specific problem statements written by NGOs and activists who are working on the ground to solve social problems. It also provides developers with links to relevant data sets, APIs, and other people who are working on projects to solve the social problem.

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TACKLING DIGITAL LITERACY

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We believe digital skills and webmaking are vital 21st century skills, the fourth pillar to reading, writing and arithmetic. But we face a serious challenge in making this a reality in the kenya and around the world: there’s a digital literacy “gap.”

Youth and digital natives increasingly know how to consume with technology, but lack the skills and knowledge they need to create with it. When it comes to the web, we’re at risk of teaching an entire generation how to read, but not how to write.

(Open) Data: The New Tech-Utopia?

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Last week I attended a conference "Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance" held in Berkeley, California. As part of its Data and Democracy initiative, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) convened representatives from the public sector, tech industry, and NGOs to discuss the many issues surrounding open data. 

The Digital Divide In Pictures

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If you've ever struggled to explain why the digital divide is a problem, help has arrived! OCLC’s WebJunction just released a handy visual summary of why Internet access matters. The infographic shows why Internet access matters to individuals, communities, and the U.S. as a whole, as well as who is getting left behind in the digital divide.

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