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ICT training and employability: Integrated service delivery in workforce development networks
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2007-06)
This study investigates how community-based organizations that provide basic technology training integrate it with other services and tap a network of service providers to improve employability prospects for lower-wage, lower-skill populations in the United States. Research focused on organizations that provide basic computer ...
Technology for employability in Latin America: Research with at-risk youth and people with disabilities
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2009)
Since the early 1990s, there has been an increasing interest and investment in information and communication technology (ICT) training centers designed to expand employability options for socially excluded groups in Latin America. This study examines programs that provide basic computer training for people with disabilities ...
Incorporating predictors of success for telecenter projects: A qualitative analysis of 17 developing countries
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2008-05)
Telecenters have become increasingly popular over the past decade as a development tool. Although there remains a large amount of literature describing telecenter projects and providing recommendations for how new projects should proceed, there remains a paucity of data discussing why some telecenters succeed and some fail. ...
Structure and flexibility in global research design: Methodological choices in landscape study of public access in 25 countries
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2009-10)
This paper presents the research methodology for the Landscape of Public Access Technology in Developing Countries study, conducted between 2007 and 2010 by the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The study looked at public ...
Bridging the e‐skills gap in Central and Eastern Europe: The growth of e‐skills and employability initiatives in the newly expanded European Union
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2008-04)
The European Union faces a labor gap that threatens its goal of becoming a world leader in the knowledge economy and challenges social inclusion and economic modernization — especially with the recent admission of ten Central and East European countries. This study examines the relationship between basic ICT skills (or e‐skills) ...
Work and play in the information age: Technology utilization in Boys & Girls Clubs of America
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2008-11)
This research examined technology-related learning opportunities for children at Boys & Girls Clubs. It considers Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) technology programs within the larger context of afterschool programs and for preparing youth for the 21st century workforce. The findings illustrate ways that specific programs ...