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Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)

Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)

 

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most. Learn more at tascha.uw.edu .

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  • Institute of Museum and Library Services; University of Washington; International City/ County Management Association (Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2012-01)
    Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. ...
  • Advisors, Arabella (2015-01-31)
    The role of libraries and librarians has dramatically changed with the advent of new technologies and increased access to digital information. Libraries have become central places for learning, innovation, and community ...
  • Coward, Chris; Fellows, Michelle; Gordon, Andy (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2014-10-22)
    This evaluation design report documents the evaluation questions and methodology that will guide the evaluation of Namibia’s Regional Study and Resource Centers (RSRCs). This report provides an overview of the RSRCs and ...
  • Davis, Tyler Blake (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2014-10-31)
    This report is an attempt to quantify the value that individuals in five countries place on public access to three types of information and communication technology (ICT). I use two types of benefit cost analysis, stated ...
  • Group, Technology & Social Change (Technology & Social Change Group, 2014-07-01)
    This research summary provides an overview of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the ...
  • Group, TASCHA (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2014-07-01)
    Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to ...
  • Sey, Araba; Coward, Chris; Bar, François; Sciadas, George; Rothschild, Chris; Koepke, Lucas (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2013-07-01)
    Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to ...
  • Koepke, Lucas (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2014-06-09)
    This paper examines the application and subsequent findings from the use of cluster analysis on data from the Global Impact Study. Specifically focusing on the user survey data, the results successfully show that complex ...
  • APC; IFLA; TASCHA (Technology & Social Change Group, 2014-05-15)
    TASCHA, along with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) have prepared a briefing paper “Public access: Supporting digital ...
  • TASCHA (TASCHA, 2014-05-21)
    Based on the Global Impact Study of Public Access to ICTs, this infographic explains visually why public access to technology matters for development. Public access provides a critical foundation for lifelong technology ...
  • Heeks, Richard; Molla, Alemayehu (Technology & Social Change Group, 2009)
    While there has been an increase in the investment in information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) projects, little is understood about the actual impact of such projects. This, the authors of this ...
  • Beresnevičiūtė, Vida; Butkevičienė, Eglė; Macevičiūtė, Elena; Sadunišvili, Renata (Technology & Social Change Group, 2009)
    The material presented in this report is related to the experiences and findings of exploratory fieldwork activities carried out in Lithuania for the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication ...
  • Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Labbe, Christian; Hott, Jairo; Mora, Freddy; Vivent, Macaren; Garrido, Rodrigo (Technology & Social Change Group, 2009)
    This report presents the main conclusions of the case study about Public Access to ICT (PAI) venues that was developed as part of the first stage of the project entitled The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information ...
  • Raihan, Ananya; Uddin, Forhad; Billah, Masum (Technology & Social Change Group, 2009)
    Information asymmetry is one of the main factors for imperfect decision making by the government, citizens and for market inefficiency. With the advent of information and communication technologies, it becomes easier to ...
  • Technology & Social Change Group (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This document summarizes the Global Impact Study's rationale for its survey approach. Note that this was initial thinking of possibilities for the survey activity and does not represent the plan from which the surveys were ...
  • Universidad de La Frontera Instituto de Informática Educativa (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This report summarizes the non-user survey work done in Chile. This report includes non-user survey methodology, non-user survey implementation details, and a discussion of some of the final non-user survey data and results ...
  • Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This report summarizes the non-user survey work done in Ghana. This report includes non-user survey methodology, non-user survey implementation details, and a discussion of some of the final non-user survey data and results ...
  • IdeaCorp Philippines (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This report summarizes the non-user survey work done in the Philippines. This report includes non-user survey methodology, non-user survey implementation details, and a discussion of some of the final non-user survey data ...
  • D.Net (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This report summarizes the user and venue survey work done in Bangladesh. This report includes user and venue survey methodology, user and venue survey implementation details, and a discussion of some of the final user and ...
  • Fundação Pensamento Digital (Technology & Social Change Group, 2012)
    This report summarizes the user and venue survey work done in Brazil. This report includes user and venue survey methodology, user and venue survey implementation details, and a discussion of some of the final user and ...

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