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Helsinki: A Very Smart City

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's not every day one sees a fully-functional smart city, given crumbling urban infrastructure in many countries, so a visit to a metropolitan area that runs well and serves its residents efficiently is a delightful sight for sore eyes.

Technologies of the future on infoShare

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 05.19.2017 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

When I look into the future, I don't know what it will be like. I don't know how self-driving cars will affect Gdansk and its traffic. I don't know ho...

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2017 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

Should Accessibility Overlay Tools Be Used as a Strategic Part of your Accessibility Efforts

Debra Ruh | Posted 12.31.2016 | Technology
Debra Ruh

This is the age of technology and the world has changed a lot since I was born. My father (Robert Newsom) was a technologist for AT&T before most people had even heard of computers. He managed a computer that was the size of two city blocks in Jacksonville, Florida.

Social Media's Ethics Quandary Probed in Qatar

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.02.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ethics and how to keep offending content in check are a recurring issue Arab Gulf states take very seriously and that detractors say is an impingement on their personal freedom. There are ample examples of what turns off print and online content consumers.

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

Changing Lives, One Networking Course at a Time

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

Every day, I have the opportunity to see how technology is changing the way we live. But it's the people behind this technology that truly amaze me.

7iber, Jordan's Gutsy Media Platform

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.02.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was blocked four times, going from dot.com, to dot.org, to dot.net, to dot.me, but 7iber (Hiber, or ink in Arabic, with an emphasis on the guttural "H") plans to continue fighting for the right to publish content it deems important in Jordan.

Why Digital Skills Are Crucial For European Job-Seekers

Alexander Riedl | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Alexander Riedl

Nearly 6 million people under age 25 are currently out of work in Europe. At the same time, there could be up to 900,000 unfilled positions in information and communication technology (ICT) by 2020 if we don't take action.

What The City of the Future Looks Like Today

Wim Elfrink | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Wim Elfrink

This year really heralds the fourth evolution of the Internet: the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Internet first gave us basic connectivity and then a networked economy and immersive experiences, but today, IoE promises to be more disruptive, pervasive and vital to our lives than the Internet itself.

Why Early Exposure To Technology Is The Key To Job Creation And Economic Growth

Cristina McGlew | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Cristina McGlew

Today, we live in a world where networked-based technologies transform the way we live, work and play. I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand how these same technologies are also transforming the way we learn.

One-Third Of Women In STEM Said They Felt Isolated At Work. Here's How We're Helping.

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

How Are Africans Responding to the Terror at Westgate

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgNow in the aftermath of the assault, a question is posed to us Kenyans, a question I ask myself: Do I seek revenge?

ICT for Good -- Unleashing Next Gen Innovations

Zeenat Rahman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Zeenat Rahman

Our U.S. delegates embody the spirit of their millennial generation. They use the Internet and technology as a powerful means to connect, communicate, innovate and take action on things that matter to them - on a scale that transcends their locality, making them global actors.

Journalism in a New Era

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
Elizabeth Filippouli

Innovation has always been a key factor for company growth. But never as important as now, with the internet disrupting so many old habits and well established business models.

Hyperconnectivity and Digital (dis)Connection

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
Elizabeth Filippouli

The digital gap impacts societies and the global economy in a number of sectors: education, poverty and job opportunities are some of the most important ones.

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Right Now

Gary Coman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Gary Coman

I love my job and I want you to love yours too. I meet people of all ages, everywhere in the world who are shaping the future of their communities and transforming their lives. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of networking technology professionals who will design, build, and dream up the technology networks that will connect everyone, everywhere. They will change the way we work, live, play and learn.

DCMF Leads Charge in Middle East/Africa Media & Information Literacy Plan

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.

Veterans Bring Leadership, Tenacity, To Civilian Workforce

Mark Rogers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Mark Rogers

When you enter the workforce, there is not one thing from the military that you disregard. You understand followership, you understand leadership, you understand getting the job done, whatever it takes. Now all you have to do is plug in the job. The leadership infrastructure has been built.

Where Did The Girls Go? Closing The Gender Gap With Girls In ICT Day

Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact

Shop owners in Haiti overcome a cash shortage by accepting payment by text message. University students in Saudi Arabia break down the isolation of ni...

Qatar Educators Integrate Media Literacy into Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a chapter by the author in "Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue" edited by Ulla Carlsson and Sherri Hope Cu...

The Impact of Technology on Our Work and Family Lives

Judi Casey | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family month, I'm wondering how increasing usage of information and communication technology affects and will continue to impact today's working families.

Get Online

Fron Nahzi | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology
Fron Nahzi

In the ever-expanding and fast-paced new media world, issues appear to be more about context and less about content. The posts often appear short sighted, and lack substance but they reach a wide audience nevertheless.

World Health Organization Reports Conundrum for eHealth Evaluation

Kate Otto | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

While there is celebration in order for the many eHealth initiatives designed and deployed everyday across the globe, one wonders: just because impressive technologies exist, are they making a difference?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Next Steps For Virtual Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

2012-04-23-Screenshot20120423at4.21.12PM.jpgThe worlds we can now enter with virtual reality technology are so stunningly authentic, it's hard to tell where true life ends and the virtual landscape begins.