CTEP another example of service in support of digital literacy

TECHdotMIN published an article about the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Why is technology missing from CNCS's strategic plan?

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, is readying its strategic goals for 2011-2015 [PDF]. Conspicuously absent from its goals or plan is nearly any mention of technology or media. Their proposed priorities are:

  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Disaster Services
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans & Military Families

Technology, Social Innovation, and Civic Participation: What's the Next Step?

December 1, 2010
The New America Foundation 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20036

Disaster, fraud and crime reporting sites provide information to civic authorities. AmberAlert has more than 7 million users who help with information on child abductions, and SERVE.GOV enables citizens to volunteer for national parks, museums and other institutions. These are just a few examples of digital tools – from social networking applications, to microblogging (e.g. Twitter), to recommendation sites like Ushahidi – that represent the new frontier of technology-mediated social participation.

Closing the technology gap in education

Yesterday the Department of Education released their National Education Technology Plan (NETP), an 18-month project that details how to better integrate technology and media into a cradle-to-college system.

Active Media Foundation

Urbana, IL

Software, website, and technical development in support of the global justice movement.

Digital Media and Learning Conference

March 3, 2011 - March 5, 2011
The Hilton in Long Beach, CA

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.

2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 17, 2011 - March 19, 2011
Washington, DC

More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities to create social change. Now, more than ever, our stakeholders are able to connect, share, and act on our behalf from around the globe or around the corner.

This year’s NTC will feature 80+ stellar breakout sessions divided into Leadership, Communications/Marketing, IT Staff, Fundraising and Program Tracks.

The NTC is all about connecting and learning so that you can transform technology into social change in your work and communities.

SXSW: Interactive Week

March 11, 2011 - March 15, 2011
Austin, TX

SXSW® Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the incredible new SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer.

AMP Summit

September 23, 2010 - September 25, 2010
Washington, DC

We called it a revolution. The people-powered movement fueled by the Internet and technology has forever changed the world of activism + media + politics. The goal of AMP Summit is to explore the ongoing, distributed conversation about this revolution.

Women Who Tech

September 15, 2010

Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. We provide a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights.

Transmission Project