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.
How to Use Hackathons to Build Your Entrepreneurial Teaching Chops from PBS site. Michelle Ferrier’s perspective on engaging in hackathons.
BBC Radio launches Get Connected campaign radio and website with good tips for new Internet/computer users. BBC’s Terry Wogan’s ten tips are great ones for seniors or others.
Learn how to create accessible PDF files for people with disabilities using Adobe Acrobat X and Word. From the Acrobat user community site. https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/create-accessible-pdf-files-using-acrobat-x-and-word
Digital inclusion strategy for the city of London. Just released recently!