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Do We Need Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies?

Do We Need Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies?

It’s been just over a year since the iSchool’s Technology and Social Change (TASCHA) research group released the Global Impact Study‘s final report, “Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter.” TASCHA has created various tools and resources based on the study’s findings and data.

The resources they developed to help answer the question, “Do we need public access to information & communication technologies?” are now available to the public. The goal in releasing the materials is to help make the study’s findings and data more accessible and relevant to the international development, public library, and public access communities.

TASCHA also co-sponsored an IREXtech Deep Dive discussion with IREX’s Center for Collaborative Technology. The Deep Dive discussion was driven by the question, “Do we still need public access to information and communication technologies in the age of the mobile phone?” Read a summary of the discussion here. TASCHA also had the opportunity to present the Global Impact Study’s findings at numerous conferences and meetings over the past year. Many of the presentations can be found on TASCHA’s Slideshare page.

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