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.
Qatar’s “Better Connections” digital inclusion program trains migrant workers on essential ICT (information and communications technology) skills. The program also uses Digital Ambassadors to help assess students’ skills and the Qatar government is providing refurbished computers. Microsoft and CH2M are among corporate partners with ictQatar in this initiative.
Singing with robots: Pop concert promotes youth digital inclusion. Hong Kong recently held a concert for youth to encourage their use of information technology (IT) knowledge to help underprivileged groups and promote digital inclusion. Volunteers received awards and 1,000 youth played an interactive video game with the government’s digital inclusion ambassador!
New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data. See the article from the Education Week blog.
Whitehouse announces affordable broadband efforts, including a fed department council to look at broadband deployment and adoption. See the press release.
Wearables: Not Just a Technical Challenge, a Human One
Tech support for seniors: Twitter discussion by PBS has some good points and links to other resources and apps. Breezie simple Android tablet is an interesting one.