While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access to this increasingly necessary resource to function and prosper in today’s world. How do those people connect to digital society? For many, digital inclusion is found at a library, a telecenter, or a cybercafé – their local public access ICT venue. For over a decade, significant investments have been made in these venues. However,…Continue
What is the impact of computers in public places like telecentres? How can this impact be measured? What about mobile phones? And what does it mean for the future of access to technology?Continue
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The Global Impact Study is pleased to announce the release of the Mobile Internet in-depth study research report, Public access, private mobile: The interplay of shared access and the mobile Internet for Teenagers in Cape Town. Led by Marion Walton of the University of Cape Town and Jonathan Donner of Microsoft Research India, this study assesses and describes the interplay between public PC-based Internet access and private mobile-based access for urban teenaged public access venue users in…Continue
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The Global Impact Study is pleased to announce the release of our user survey data. Over 5,000 public access ICT users were surveyed in libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The data collected through these surveys is now publicly available in both SPSS/SAV and CSV formats. Accompanying the data at this time are two documents: a “readme” file that provides information on the complexities of the data, including survey skip patterns,…Continue
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The last few posts, as well as the User Profile paper, have looked at the characteristics of public access venue users and their access to computers and the Internet. As the survey data analysis continues, we’re beginning to look more at the uses of public access venues, and of course, the impacts. The Global Impact Study is mainly looking at …Continue
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The last few posts based on the User Profiles working paper considered the “access” dimensions of public access venues – where people access computers and the Internet and why they go to public access…Continue
The last two posts on findings from the User Profile paper described that many people only have access to computers and particularly the Internet at public access ICT venues. Public access ICT venues also provide many with their first opportunity to gain experience with computers and the Internet. However, as displayed in the last post, there are public access ICT venue users that do indeed have…Continue
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Hello, Telecentre.org Friends!
We are happy to share our latest newsletter with you all. Please feel free to download it here. Below is a summary of what is included in this newsletter:
The Global Impact Study is pleased to announce that we have just launched a web library, through which users can search for and download Global Impact Study reports, tools, papers, data, and other documents. We will continue adding to the library over the coming months to include materials produced in association with the Global Impact Study.
In addition to papers, such as our recently released…Continue
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The latest newsletter from the Global Impact Study is out!
Learn more about our upcoming survey data analysis reports on public access users, uses, and perceived impacts, our communications strategy and upcoming new Knowledge Sharing section of our website, and some emerging findings from the Philippines and the Interpersonal Communications in-depth study. You'll also find our report from the June 2011 project-wide workshop.…
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A research project focusing on community multimedia centres in Mozambique, RE-ACT, has adopted the Global Impact Study’s inventory data collection tools to build a list of public access ICT venues in the country. The project is led by Isabella Rega, who spent some time with TASCHA in September 2010 as a visiting scholar.…Continue
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