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    Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info INTED 2009 The Annual Edition of the International Technology Education and Development Conference INTED 2009 is being organised in Valencia Spain on the 9th 10th and 11th of March 2009 The general objective of the conference is to promote international collaboration in the fields of Education Technology and Research in all educational fields and disciplines INTED 2009 will be an excellent

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    Conference 2009 The third conference in the India R D Series of conferences organised by FICCI will be held on January 22 23 2009 in New Delhi This year s theme is ICT Innovations FICCI in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology organizes India R D Conferences on an annual basis The previous India R D Conferences were held on the themes India as World s Knowledge Hub of the Future 2005 Commercialization of Innovation Mind to Market 2006 and Innovation Advantage India 2007 Nanotechnology Science of the Future 2008 and Geospatial Technologies in India Challenges and Opportunities 2008 These conferences were fairly successful in terms of sensitizing the industry R D institutes and investors on various issues influencing the growth of India s Science and Technology Carrying forward its efforts FICCI is now holding a series of India R D Conferences with sectoral focus to allow formulation of sector specific action plans and recommendations for industry investors and policy makers The third conference in the Series is the India R D 2009 series with the theme ICT Innovations to be held during January 22 23 2009 in New Delhi The conference aims to focus on ICT enabled

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    Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info National Conference on eGovernance Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Government of India is organising the 12th National Conference on eGovernance from February 12 13 2009 in Goa The event will provide a forum to explore new technologies and solutions in this domain Last date for sending in papers is January 15 2009 Based on the theme of eGovernance Breaking Barriers Building Bridges the 12th National Conference aims to provide knowledge sharing platform for policy makers practitioners industry leaders and academicians to deliberate interact and develop an actionable strategy for bringing in transparency and good governance Organised by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in association with Department of Information Technology Government of India the conference will be held from February 12 13 2009 in Goa India It will also provide a platform to showcase various e Governance initiatives taken by various stakeholders as well as to familiarise the government sector with the latest technologies and techniques Papers are invited on the themes see the brochure and should be sent latest by January 15 2009 All papers see the template should

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    This event is a joint conference between two e Infrastructures projects BELIEF and 6CHOICE with the support of GLOBAL and 6DEPLOY During the two days participants with various backgrounds and from diverse disciplines and regions will exchange information and ideas on the adoption of e Infrastructures for Distance Learning The latter forms a priority issue not only for the Indian Society but also for the Learning Society of the future as a whole Representatives from the Secretary of State for Education EC Delegation to India and from the Ministry for Communications will open and attend the symposium Researchers developers users policy makers will discuss about innovative developments and future trends in Distance Learning resulting from the adoption of e Infrastructures Given the importance of e Learning and the way in which e Infrastructure can help transform it top down policy issues as well as bottom up user and technology themes will be addressed Top down themes such as financing and sustainability will be tackled in the plenary sessions while the more precise issues related to Middleware Data and Connectivity being addressed in parallel tracks The participation is free of charge accommodation and subsistence during the event will be at own

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    websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Expanding human learning through technology There are currently no items in this folder Add comment You can add a comment by filling out the form below Plain text formatting Info You are not logged in You may optionally enter your username If you don t enter anything this comment

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    was established as part of a project involving the local community the education department Nepal Telecom and NGO Room to Read In the tough terrain where landline connectivity often fails the lab has 3G CDMA broadband internet connectivity provided by chip manufacturer Qualcomm As part of this project four more wireless labs were established last week in the Kaski and Kavre regions of Nepal and six labs in Can Tho Province of southern Vietnam Damodar Sapkotia headmaster of the school said We are extremely glad and thankful that this lab was established We feel privileged that we are one of the first schools in the country where an innovative idea of using technology for furthering education is being implemented Access to online resources and educational materials can have a life changing impact on students In addition to providing training to students about basic computer skills each lab will also use technology to teach other subjects like English maths and science Access to online resources and educational materials can have a life changing impact on students Not only will they have connectivity that enables access to learning materials and communities for the first time they will also have the opportunity to gain specialised skills and training said Paul E Jacobs chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Former Microsoft executive and Room to Read s founder John Wood said the project was all about providing opportunity We want to give opportunities to children whose families face a cruel paradox they are too poor to afford an education but unless they have it they will always be poor Now with the addition of technology and the internet these children will have access to a whole new world said Wood He came backpacking to Nepal around 10 years ago and that s when he came

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    those who share photos online and 9 bigger for those who use instant messaging The diversity of people s core networks their closest and most significant confidants tends to be 25 larger for mobile phone users 15 larger for basic internet users and even larger for frequent internet users those who use instant messaging and those who share digital photos online Key Findings Some have worried that internet use limits people s participation in their local communities but the Pew Internet report finds that most internet activities have little or a positive relationship to local activity For instance internet users are as likely as anyone else to visit with their neighbours in person Cell phone users those who use the internet frequently at work and bloggers are more likely to belong to a local voluntary association such as a youth group or a charitable organisation However we find some evidence that use of social networking services e g Facebook MySpace LinkedIn substitutes for some neighbourhood involvement Challenging the assumption that internet use encourages social contact across vast distances this study shows that many internet technologies are used as much for local contact as they are for distant communication Internet use does not pull people away from public places Rather use is associated with frequent visits to places such as parks cafes and restaurants the kinds of locales where research shows that people are likely to encounter a wider array of people and diverse points of view Indeed internet access has become a common component of people s experiences within many public spaces For instance of those Americans who have been in a library within the past month 38 logged on to the internet while they were there 18 have done so in a café or coffee shop People s mobile

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    site Malawionline net stems from what many say is an information gap about news from Malawi especially by people in the diaspora He says the on line news portal which is relying on advertising will strive to provide unbiased news on the economy politics culture and sports among others Jamali says it has hired a team of reporters and correspondents across the country s 28 districts However critics say the existence of other online news sites like the Nyasa Times is likely to pose a challenge to the survival of the Malawionline net which they say is not fully established But Jamali says the portal with its unique content means it has no competitors It is a channel site which is different from the rest of media outlets which are found in the country We have to emphasize that it is not the newspaper It s a news channel which takes on board videos live interviews audio documentaries which the existing Malawian online news sites don t have says Jamali It s a good development that we have added a Malawi online publication But international communications technology ICT commentator Emanuel Nalumaka is skeptical about the impact the online news channel can make on Malawians most of whom do not have access to the internet Recent studies rank Malawi among countries in Africa with the lowest use of ICT It s a good development that we have added a Malawi online publication says Nalumaka but according to the recent survey by the National Statistical Office the illiteracy level is still high in Malawi So using the internet as one way of communicating to the masses is not the best method Of course in the 21st century people are using the ICT but here in the country now everyone can access the

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