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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  • Mobile Information Literacy Training - Nakuru, Kenya 

    Wedlake, Stacey; Holstein, Lauren; Clark, Melody; Lothian, Karah; Garrido, Maria (2018-03)
    The Mobile Information Literacy curriculum is a growing collection of training materials designed to build information literacies for the millions of people worldwide coming online every month via a mobile phone. Most ...
  • Kenyan public librarians’ role in mobile-centric information access 

    Wedlake, Stacey; Lothian, Karah (2018-05-22)
    Mobile phones and smartphones have become the entry point to the internet for billions of people around the world. In these mobile-centric contexts, accessibility, manifestation of social ecosystems, and the affordances ...
  • Learning and Leading: An evaluation of the Digital Skills for Digital Librarians project 

    Fellows, Michelle; Davis, Katie; Russell-Sauve, Cadi (2018-03)
    “Web literacy” describes a critical set of skills needed to participate online, including how to navigate the internet, understand basic web mechanics, and safely share information. Using materials developed by the Mozilla ...
  • Public libraries as platforms for civic engagement 

    Coward, Chris; Maclay, Colin; Garrido, Maria (2018-05)
    What role should the world’s public libraries have in civic engagement? In recent years, traditional media have weakened, the civic space has become increasingly divisive, and society has become ever more divided socially, ...
  • The learning circle experience: Findings from the P2PU participant survey 

    Fellows, Michelle (2018-01)
    P2PU learning circles are free study groups organized for people to take online classes together and in-person. Participants gather in public spaces, like public libraries and community centers to work through a massive ...
  • Landscape of Major US Public Library Data Collection Efforts: A Working Paper for the Measures that Matter Initiative 

    Smith, John L; Matthews, Joseph; Crandall, Mike; Nyberg, Sandy; Cherubini, Timothy (2017-07)
    Thousands of public libraries diligently contribute to data collection efforts each year – participating in one time, periodic, and annual surveys at the behest of a variety of organizations. There is an overarching need ...
  • Tearing down the wall to Myanmar’s information ecosystem: The case of one local organization in producing and providing credible information 

    McAuliffe, Erin; Rothschild, Chris (TASCHA, 2017-07-17)
    This report highlights the experiences of one of Myanmar’s leading research organizations in compiling, analyzing, and publishing political data for local audiences on an online information platform (called MyPILAR). The ...
  • Development and Access to Information Executive Summary English 

    Garrido, Maria; Wyber, Stephen (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2017-07-17)
    Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? Given the unprecedented ability we have today to gather, use, create, and exchange information, how can we capitalize on the strengths ...
  • Development and Access to Information Fact Sheet 

    Garrido, Maria; Wyber, Stephen (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2017-07-17)
    Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? Given the unprecedented ability we have today to gather, use, create, and exchange information, how can we capitalize on the strengths ...
  • Development and Access to Information 

    Garrido, Maria; Wyber, Stephen (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2017-07-17)
    Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? Given the unprecedented ability we have today to gather, use, create, and exchange information, how can we capitalize on the strengths ...
  • Mobile Information Literacy: Building Digital and Information Literacy Skills for Mobile-first and Mobile-centric Populations through Public Libraries 

    Clark, Melody; Coward, Chris; Rothschild, Chris (2nd AfLIA Conference & 4th Africa Library Summit proceedings, 14-20 May 2017: Yaoundé, Cameroon., 2017-05)
    For billions of people coming online around the world - many in Africa - mobile phones (and increasingly smartphones) is their point of entry to the internet. This is true in both developed and developing countries. However, ...
  • Namibia RSRC Activity Performance Evaluation: Component 1 Report 

    Sey, Araba; Fellows, Michelle (Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2016-04)
    The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) contracted the Technology & Social Change group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington to conduct a performance evaluation of the Namibia Regional Study and Resource Centers ...
  • From Scarcity to Overload: Finding “Good Enough” Public Information in Myanmar’s Transition Information Symposium Summary Report 

    Clark, Melody (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-08-01)
    The Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) and Enlightened Research Myanmar (EMR) held an Information Symposium titled, From Scarcity to Overload: Finding “Good Enough” Public Information in Myanmar’s Transition ...
  • Myanmar DIL WORKSHOP SERIES Unit 4: Working Online and Using Information 

    MBAPF (Technology & Social Change Group, 2015-05-01)
    The Mobile Information Literacy curriculum is a growing collection of training materials designed to build literacies for the millions of people worldwide coming online every month via a mobile phone. Most information ...
  • Myanmar MIL Workshop Series 

    Nyein, Daw Myat Sann (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-05-01)
    The Mobile Information Literacy curriculum is a growing collection of training materials designed to build literacies for the millions of people worldwide coming online every month via a mobile phone. Most information ...
  • Massive Open Online Courses as a Tool for Workforce Development in Colombia, the Philippines, and South Africa 

    Garrido, Maria; Koepke, Lucas; Andersen, Scott; Mena, Andres Felipe; Macapagal, Mayette; Dalvit, Lorenzo (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-04-08)
    The potential of online learning has long afforded the hope of providing quality education to anyone, anywhere in the world. The recent development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) heralded an exciting new breakthrough ...
  • MOOCS: A Guide for Librarians 

    Garrido, Maria; Koepke, Lucas; Andersen, Scott; Mena, Andres Felipe; Macapagal, Mayette; Dalvit, Lorenzo (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-04-08)
    The potential of online learning has long afforded the hope of providing quality education to anyone, anywhere in the world. The recent development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) heralded an exciting new breakthrough ...
  • MOOCS: A Guide for Educators 

    Garrido, Maria; Koepke, Lucas; Andersen, Scott; Mena, Andres Felipe; Macapagal, Mayette; Dalvit, Lorenzo (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-04-08)
    The potential of online learning has long afforded the hope of providing quality education to anyone, anywhere in the world. The recent development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) heralded an exciting new breakthrough ...
  • Do you know what MOOCS are? Discover a new way to improve your knowledge and skills 

    Garrido, Maria; Koepke, Lucas; Andersen, Scott; Mena, Andres Felipe; Macapagal, Mayette; Dalvit, Lorenzo (Technology & Social Change Group, 2016-04-08)
    The potential of online learning has long afforded the hope of providing quality education to anyone, anywhere in the world. The recent development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) heralded an exciting new breakthrough ...

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