Results of the Google Basics Telecentre Challenge are finally out. Congratulations to Linda Balbuena of Malvar Community eCenter in the Philippines and Susana Ebeling of CTC Biblioteca Popular Domingo Faustino Sarmiento in Argentina for getting the most number of individuals enrolled in our Google Basics Certification Course in English and Spanish respectively! READ MORE
We're excited to be partnering with Mozilla once again to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. READ MORE
Starting this month, we will be sharing articles written by experts from the global telecentre and ICT4D community on various topics of interest. We're launching our Expert's Corner with a contribution from Paco Prieto, an expert on social innovation and creative thinking and author of the blog “La servilleta de Paco Prieto”. The article is entitled "Telecentre Managers in Venus, Network Leaders in Mars. Why don't we go back to Earth?". Check it out!
According to the Alliance for Affordable Internet, 4.3 billion people or 3 out of 5 individuals in the world still do not have access to the Internet. This digital divide hampers economic and social progress. But there is something we can do about it, and we can do it TOGETHER. READ MORE
Digital Empowerment Foundation is seeking nominations from all eligible applicants for Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014. The mission of this programme is to foster the momentum of Social Media for social empowerment while in a cross-border learning, experience sharing relationships by creating a regional network of Social Media enthusiasts in the region.
Posted by Seu Yapa on July 31, 2014 at 12:39am
The Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet), in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO), staged the 9th Knowledge Exchange Conference on Community eCenters last July 22-24 in Manila, Philippines.
This year’s conference, which carried the theme “Creation of the eFilipino: Smarter Communities for Inclusive Growth and Development”, gathered telecentre (locally branded as Community eCenter or CeC) managers and operators, knowledge workers, ICT for Development (ICT4) practitioners, content developers, service providers and other stakeholders from all over the country to collaborate and share knowledge and best practices.
During the event, the Philippine government’s new directions and…Continue
I share with you an interview with Luisa Maria Miralles Serrano, coordinator and manager of Punts Omnia (telecentres), done to create awareness of the daily life of these telecentres and their impact in the region.
LF: Maria Luisa, you are the coordinator of two "Punts Omnia" - what we understand as telecentres - in Valls, a town in Tarragona, Catalunya (Spain). These "Punts" belong to a network called Xarxa Omnia, could you please tell us briefly how it works?
LMM: Xarxa Omnia is a network of telecentres from Catalunya that depends on the Social Welfare Department of the Catalan Government, which purpose…Continue
Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on July 30, 2014 at 6:00pm
What is “Coworking”?
Have you ever come across the term “Coworking”? The concept is simple: “professionals from different working areas, independent workers, nomad workers and entrepreneurs find themselves in the same physical space to work on their own projects. They don’t only seek to break with their isolation and to find an alternative solution to their home office or to the company office they are used to work from; But also to belong to a community of individuals who are open to exchange ideas, and eventually, who are ready to collaborate.”
Wikipedia defines Coworking as “a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on July 25, 2014 at 2:26am
Inspired by the upcoming IREX Tech Deep Dive event about the Future of Public Access (If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What is Next for Public Internet Access?), let's start a another episode of our "Flavor of the Month Forum" on this…Continue