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Internet Awards voting extended till Apr 30 - Please support us!

Telecentre.org Foundation has been nominated for this year's Internet Awards under the Social Action Category. Please cast your votes before the April 30 deadline, and help us spread the news too! READ MORE

Over 2,500 users register for TCA's Google certification course

Since the launch of Telecentre Academy's online Google certification course early this year, more than 2,500 users have already enrolled in the course and over 1,300 have taken the exam. Most of the enrollees come from the Spanish-speaking countries of Ecuador, Spain and Colombia. READ MORE

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African SkyCAM brings “drone journalism” to Nairobi

African SkyCAM has launched in Nairobi, Kenya, establishing Africa’s first newsroom-based “eye in the sky” drones and camera-equipped balloons to allow journalists to cover breaking news in dangerous or remote areas without the need for costly helicopters.

Speaking to a gathering of journalists, technologists, researchers and activists at the 88mph garage in Nairobi for a HacksHackers event, Dickens Olewe, a journalist at Star Publications and founder of African SkyCAM, said the concept was born when he was working on a piece about flooding at Lake Nakuru.

“I was convinced broadcast coverage could be much richer with holistic coverage using drones,” he Olewe, saying the resultant piece gave a better perspective to the park’s management and more context for news alerts.

Ben Kreimer, a journalism-technologist who works with the…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on April 15, 2014 at 2:35am

GOW 2014 in Spain: A great success

The activities organized in Spain for the Get Online Week 2014 campaign were coordinated by the Spanish Association of Telecenters and took place in various telecentres, cybercentres, public Internet access points, libraries, universities and nonprofit organizations.

Major events, seminars, presentations and training sessions were held in locations spread throughout the Spanish territory during the week of March 24. Here’s a summary of the main activities organized by the participating organizations:

• From Barcelona, “El Teb” - and through them, the Catalan network…

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Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on April 16, 2014 at 10:53pm

Should Indonesia be Teaching Technology in Schools?

Did you know that Indonesia launched a new curriculum last year that removed information technology, among other subjects, in favor of Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies? Of course the move was controversial, as the information technology and communications (TIK) subject was recently created by the government, and technology skills are seen by many in and outside of Indonesia as key to the future of the country.

But in light of the many failures in incorporating ICT into education, the Indonesian government may have acted with foresight in canceling TIK as an independent subject and instead expecting it to be infused across the curriculum.

Students arguably will learn the tools of technology on their own, while completing their schoolwork for other subjects, or even just via mobile phones as Indonesian lead much of the world in social…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on April 17, 2014 at 1:30am

World Pulse's Inspire to Aspire Challenge

Does this photo ignite your voice for digital inclusion? Share your message and join the Inspire to Aspire challenge by World Pulse — part of its Women Weave the Web Campaign.

World Pulse invites you to add YOUR powerful message to this image that inspires women in every community and country to aspire to full digital inclusion!

In order to participate in the challenge please follow the instructions below:

  1. Leave a comment here with a short inspirational message…
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Posted by Seu Yapa on April 15, 2014 at 2:30am

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Flavor of the Month of January: What ICT4D topics are you most interested in? 20 Replies

Dear Member,Greetings for a wonderful and productive 2014!As we welcome a brand new year, it’s time to make way for bigger and better things. So this year, we’re expanding our stories and discussions to include anything and everything about Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). But we’d like…Continue

Tags: ICT4D, forum, discussion, FOTM

Started by Seu Yapa in Flavor of the Month. Last reply by Gelly Cezar Reston-Maypa Feb 25.

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