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  • Technology & Social Change Group
    new type of information center that aims to spearhead national improvements in reading learning and information access What influences the success of a new type of center intended to respond to community needs Learn more What is the impact of public access ICTs in developing countries What role do public access venues play in development Do they impact the individuals that use them and the communities they are in The Global Impact Study final report Connecting people for development Why public access ICTs matter is now available Learn more Research Highlights What role do public libraries play as community resources and technology access points in community and international development Future of Libraries How does ICT change peoples lives What are the best ways to measure such changes Looking forward how should investments be made Impact Evaluation How does public access to computers and the Internet through venues like libraries telecenters and cybercafés change people s lives Global Impact Study How can large scale data be used to develop a deeper understanding of current processes of social and economic development Data Science Development What influences the success of a new type of public library intended to respond to community needs Regional Study Resource Center Evaluation What information challenges do societies in transition face How can information literacy be used to support fair elections and peacebuilding Information Strategies for Societies in Transition Recent Updates MORE Teaching information literacy digital skills in mobile centric Myanmar New book highlights public access ICT venues across cultures Event Impactful Innovation with GlobalWA TASCHA is hiring research assistants Field research begins in Namibia evaluation New research seminar to focus on the future of public libraries Students gain research skills while working on TASCHA projects TASCHA and the iSchool at ICTD 2015 Myanmar Temples and towers Power Access

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/ (2015-06-17)
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  • About | Technology & Social Change Group
    and communication technologies and development ICTD a community TASCHA actively participates in here and around the world TASCHA contributes to the university s broader technology and development community by organizing talks participating in seminars and offering research clinics TASCHA researchers are inspired by and often collaborate with researchers from other departments such as Computer Science Human Centered Design Engineering Public Affairs and Communication as well as cross disciplinary groups such as Change and DUB Design Use Build History TASCHA was founded in 1999 as the Center for Internet Studies CIS The center originally operated as part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs We built our reputation in the area of information and communication technologies and development ICTD leading research and launching programs that brought together faculty and students from across campus In 2007 we moved to the University of Washington s Information School and became the Center for Information Society Our ICTD approach expanded to include libraries information science and informatics Today we manage a large research portfolio and have grown from a three person team to an ever expanding group of faculty researchers students and program staff including an extended network of research partners in 50 countries In 2009 we became the Technology Social Change Group Our friends call us TASCHA Values TASCHA is committed to research that contributes to advancing knowledge and practice and that can be used to make better decisions One element of this commitment is open research making our processes tools findings and data broadly accessible and encouraging others to build on and extend our work As part of this effort TASCHA is developing new practices and protocols for sharing raw data and data collection instruments in addition to final results News TASCHA sends out email newsletters to keep those interested updated on our work and research Stay informed by subscribing to the newsletter no spam or sharing your email address we promise and read past newsletters below April 2015 September 2014 May 2014 January 2014 April 2013 July 2011 May 2011 Contact Directions Telephone 1 206 616 9101 Fax 1 206 616 5149 Email tascha uw edu Visits Delivery Technology Social Change Group University of Washington Bloedel Hall 060 Seattle WA 98195 Driving directions Coming from the north From I 5 southbound take the NE 45th Street exit Turn left onto NE 45th St and continue east to 15th Avenue NE approximately nine blocks Turn right on 15th Avenue NE and drive south for five blocks Turn left at the NE 40th Street entrance to the University of Washington Proceed to gate 5 see Parking on campus below Coming from the south From I 5 northbound take the NE 45th Street exit Turn right onto NE 45th St and continue east to 15th Avenue NE approximately nine blocks Turn right on 15th Avenue NE and drive south for five blocks Turn left at the NE 40th Street entrance to the University of Washington Proceed to gate 5 see Parking on

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/about/ (2015-06-17)
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  • People | Technology & Social Change Group
    communications support and administrative coordination Dan is a senior research fellow at the University of Washington s Center for Global Studies working on TASCHA s Information Strategies for Societies in Transition project in Myanmar Dan Arnaudo Samantha is the principal research scientist for the U S IMPACT Study group Samantha Becker Jessica is a research scientist in the Henry M Jackson School for International Studies and at TASCHA Jessica Beyer Melody is the communications specialist for the Technology Social Change Group Melody Clark Chris is director and principal research scientist of the Technology Social Change Group Chris Coward Michelle is a research analyst with the Technology Social Change Group Michelle Fellows Karen is an administrative and logistics coordinator with the Technology Social Change Group Karen Hirst Lucas is a data analyst for the Technology Social Change Group Lucas Koepke Chris is a research analyst with the Technology Social Change Group Chris Rothschild Rebecca is assistant director of the Technology Social Change Group Rebecca Sears Sara is a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Technology Social Change Group Sara Vannini Students University of Washington students from undergraduates to Ph D candidates contribute their experience and knowledge while receiving practical research experience Lauren Britton MLIS is a doctoral student at Syracuse University in Information Science and Technology and a researcher for the Information Institute of Syracuse Lauren Britton Sheryl is a Ph D candidate at the University of Washington Information School Sheryl Day Huong is the research assistant for the Vietnam study on libraries and cultural post offices Huong Nguyen Meg is a doctoral student in the UW Information School Meg Young Partners TASCHA works with partners with expertise in a variety of areas design strategic advising evaluation among others from around the world TASCHA partners support our Research Operations team often bringing

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/people/ (2015-06-17)
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  • Support TASCHA | Technology & Social Change Group
    prominently acknowledged on our Research Area and Project pages as well as in reports presentations and other materials Core Support Building a Resilient Organization Long term funding aimed at supporting TASCHA s general operations core support helps us remain innovative builds our capacity and organizational resilience and contributes to sustained and significant impact We have been fortunate to receive multi year core funding from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation TASCHA

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/support/ (2015-06-17)
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  • Open Research | Technology & Social Change Group
    to conduct open research We make our processes tools findings and data broadly accessible and encouraging others to build on and extend our work Unless otherwise noted all of our reports communications and datasets are available under a Creative Commons

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/open/ (2015-06-17)
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  • Research Areas | Technology & Social Change Group
    international development Future of Libraries What makes basic computer training effective How does training promote employability What constitutes evidence of success Employability How does ICT change peoples lives What are the best ways to measure such changes Looking forward how should investments be made Impact Evaluation How can large scale data be used to develop a deeper understanding of current processes of social and economic development Data Science Development How

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/research/ (2015-06-17)
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  • Projects | Technology & Social Change Group
    Impact Study Where do people in developing countries access computers and the internet How is the landscape of public access venues comprised Public Access Landscape Study What is the role of library like institutions in providing public access to information and technologies How do they compare to libraries Public Internet Access Use in Vietnam How can governments public libraries and community organizations adopt an inclusive policy posture to promote access to digital resources Digital Inclusion Framework Mapping eInclusion actors in the EU 27 countries Mapping eInclusion Actors in the European Union How important are libraries and telecenters in emergency management Libraries Telecenters and the 2010 Chile Earthquake What is the impact of public libraries in the European Union on library users lives How are libraries in the EU perceived and used Measuring perceptions of the benefits of ICT in public libraries in the EU What is the role of migrant populations in local labor markets This project builds human migration models based on mobile phone records Exploring migrants labor markets through mobile phone data How are Georgian civil society organizations using social media to engage citizens spark change and shift public policy Georgia Civil Society 2 0 How does free access to computers in public libraries in the United States benefit individuals their families and their communities US IMPACT Public Library Study How do ICT training and digital literacy promote employability and social inclusion among immigrant women in Europe Immigrant Women and e Skills in Europe How does the international development community perceive public libraries as partners in development Perceptions of Libraries as Development Partners How do e inclusion actors operate What is the impact among marginalized populations What theories and frameworks have been applied e Inclusion actors in the European Union Theories and frameworks Does ICT training help Washington

    Original URL path: http://www.cis.washington.edu/projects/ (2015-06-17)
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