In this streamed radio show on KGNU, Gavin Dahl speaks with public interest advocates about digital inclusion, in particular closing the so-called homework gap. Guests include Cassie Bair, Voqal’s Mobile Citizen initiative; Amina Fazullah, policy director at Benton Foundation; and Angelia Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
The latest career report, Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce, by Burning Glass Technologies offers data on the need for software training and more. They also have a great infographic of the career need stats.
Here’s a great interview on Celebrating Progress Africa, interviewing Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, the Executive Director about how she got started and what the Center is achieving.
New York State announces Broadband Champions, including “Most Collaborative Broadband Adoption” program and “Best Broadband Adoption Initiative Award.” That one went to CFY Digital Learning, for their work in partnership with high poverty schools, combining family services and professional development. See more here.
Town Square: Women and Minorities in Technology: Leaders in technology discuss ways of increasing the involvement of women and underrepresented minorities in tech companies in the Puget Sound region. Panelists share suggestions on specific steps companies can take to achieve diversity in the workplace. This was part of Northeastern University’s Speaker Series.
Congratulation to Leslie, Jaycee and all the youth who created “The Question is” for winning 2nd place in the 2015 Adobe Youth Voices Awards animation category. With entries from all over the world it is an amazing achievement. Well done!
See all of the Adobe Youth Voices 2015 award winners here.
Oakland’s Digital Arts and Literacy Center is training young adults and helping local small businesses at the same time.
Set up as a quiz and course for librarians, but useful for others helping teach. From Library Intelligence in New Zealand.
The FCC Chairman Wheeler has initiated the process for the modernization of the Lifeline Program to potentially include low income Internet Lifeline. See more at the FCC.