1. Connecting People for Development: Why Public Access ICTs Matter


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    This video provides an overview of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times. The Global Impact Study was designed to address this debate by generating evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access ICTs in eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa. The results show that a central impact of public access is the promotion of digital inclusion through technology access, information access, and development of ICT skills. Both users and non-users report positive impacts in various social and economic areas of their lives. Learn more about the Global Impact Study: http://tascha.uw.edu/projects/global-impact-study/

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    • Opening up research proposals


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      Some thoughts on open research proposals. For further information, see https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/opening-up-research-proposals .

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      • Technology in Social Studies Classrooms: Guided Inquiry and Open Research


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        Historians are going to increasingly need to access and evaluate sources online. This video addresses the process and some of the skills that will be required of students as they work through the inquiry and research process

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        • Open research


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          The video provides an introduction into Open research and the concept of Beethoven's open repository of research (or a GitHub for science) that we are trying to build. License: CC0/Public Domain. Open research is the concept of scientists sharing their research with the world as soon as they record it for themselves. This is essential to make research more efficient than it is today. Research resembles a puzzle: a heap of pieces has to be assembled into a coherent picture. Yet some of the pieces are unknown, and traditional non-open science keeps much of the remainder hidden behind barriers erected by pre-digital reputation and reward systems. Open science means tackling research problems collaboratively by sharing research tools, data, materials and code as they arise and by building on the shared work. As Beethoven said, "There should be only one repository of research in the world, to which the artist would donate his works in order to take what he would need." Ideally, scientific research would be in the Public Domain by default, and Beethoven's repository would be federated rather than centralized. Concept: M. Fabiana Kubke and Daniel Mietchen Artwork: Perrin Ireland Editing: Nick Navatta www.alphachimp.com Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 22 in F Major, op. 54 www.musopen.org/music/piece/725 - available under a CC0/Public Domain License

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          • Free your Data


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            A video on "why I demand open access to research." Winner of 2011 Sparky Award for Best Animation. Music is Dardanella by Prince's Dance Orchestra (1919) found at: http://www.archive.org/details/PrincesDanceOrch-Dardanella1919 Enjoy.

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