Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Connecting for Good

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Connecting for Good | Benton Foundation

After the Google Fiber announcement, observers feared an increased and pronounced digital divide would develop. To its credit, Google Fiber worked from the first day to deploy service in low-income areas, releasing what it thought to be a high-value program for low-income communities: Free high-speed internet access for seven years, but households were required to pay a $300 construction fee.

5 digital trends that will shape 2018

5 digital trends that will shape 2018

The next wave of digital technologies is on the way, and it promises to change our lives as dramatically as the smartphone did, says Ernst Wittmann, Global account director MEA & country manager – Southern Africa, at Alcatel. “We’re seeing technologies such as chatbots, augmented reality and video that has transformed the way we use our mobile devices,” he said.

9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

September 24, 2017 In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices.

New report shows digital skills are required in all types of jobs

New report shows digital skills are required in all types of jobs

The European Commission has just published the final report of the study “ICT for Work: Digital Skills in the Workplace” on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the transformation of jobs and skills. The evidence shows that digital technologies are used in all types of jobs, also in economic sectors not traditionally related to digitisation e.g.

Can we bridge the digital language divide?

Can we bridge the digital language divide?

Caught in the struggle between globalization and linguistic diversity, speakers of endangered and minority languages are struggling to bridge the digital language divide and reap the benefits of the Internet and all it has to offer. Probably once a week I Google a question that seems so stupid and obvious I’m embarrassed to ask my friends.