ItemDigital economies at global margins(MIT Press, a copublication with International Development Research Centre, 2019-01) Graham, MarkThis book brings together new scholarship that addresses what increasing digital connectivity and the digitalization of the economy means for people and places at economic margins. As you read through the book, you might find it useful to think about the roles digital connectivity plays in transforming these economically peripheral areas: whether digital tools and technologies are simply amplifying existing inequalities, barriers, and constraints, or allowing them to be transcended; who is actually benefitting from processes of digitalization and practices of digital engagement; who engages in digital production and where does it occur; whether changes in digital economies at the margins really match up to our expectations for change; and ultimately who are the winners and losers in our new digital and digitally mediated economies. ItemGlobal impact study Brasil, 2012 : principais resultados; o acesso às tecnologias da informação e comunicação nos centros de inclusão digital(Pensamento Digital, 2013) Alves, Ana Claudia; Nogueira Cortimiglia, Ângela; Voelcker, Marta ItemNon-User Survey: Usage and Perceptions(2011)This questionnaire is used in a study about public access to computing venues, like cybercafés, telecenters, and libraries, and focuses on the reasons why some demographics do not use them. Mobile phone and Internet usage are also factors of the questionnaire. As well, some questions are specifically designed to help estimate the value people place on Public Libraries, Telecenters and Internet Cafes. ItemVenue Survey - Characteristics, Design, Capacity(2010)The survey questions cover types of event venues, event participants and demographics, venue staffing, and public access to computing operations. It asks for feedback from respondents regarding their assessment and experience of the venue. ItemUser Survey - Usage And Perceptions(2010)The questionnaire asks respondents about their information and communication technology (ICT) usage, history, skills and knowledge. As well, the types of information users access (including government and health services), the conditions around using computers and the Internet at public access venues like cybercafés, public libraries, and telecentres; and reasons for use outside the home, along with other services that might be available at the telecentre or cyber café, ItemDebates teóricos entorno al vínculo de los jóvenes con las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC)(2009) Aguerre, Carolina; Benítez Larghi, Sebastián; Calamari, Marina; Fontecoba, Ariel; Gaztañaga, Miguel; Moguillansky, Marina; Orchuela, Jimena; Ponce de León, Jimena ItemProblemas teórico-metodológicos en los estudios de la apropiación de las tecnologías de información y comunicación en el caso de jóvenes de sectores populares urbanos(2009) Aguerre, Carolina; Benítez Larghi, Sebastián; Calamari, Marina; Fontecoba, Ariel; Moguillansky, Marina; Orchuela, Jimena; Ponce de León, Jimena; Winocur Iparraguirre, Rosalía ItemPublic access to ICTs : sculpting the profile of users; working paper(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA, US, 2012) Sciadas, George; Lyons, Hil; Rothschild, Chris; Sey, ArabaBased on a survey of public access ICT users in five countries, the preliminary analysis indicates that while many public access ICT users are young (40% under 20 years old), male (65%), students (44%), with at least secondary education (82%), there is a fair amount of diversity in user characteristics. The significance of public access ICTs is demonstrated in the finding that most users’ first contact with computers and the internet was in a public access venue. The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies was a five-year project (2007-2012). ItemUsing an information ecology approach to identify research areas : findings from Chile(Universidad de La Frontera Instituto de Informática Educativa, Temuco, CL, 2009) Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Labbé, Christian; Hott, Jairo; Mora, Freddy; Vivent, Macaren; Garrido, RodrigoThe aim was to characterize the infrastructure of ICT public access venues, their users, their main activities and their role in the community. The study is part of the first stage of a wider project, “The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies.” The findings from Chile are presented in a table form with photos of the venues, the name of the venues, and their category and characteristics of use (library, telecentre, school/ users, community, students, activity type). There are clear differences between community and commercially oriented venues. ItemUsing an information ecology approach to identify research areas : findings from Bangladesh(Development Research Network (D.Net), Dhaka, BD, 2009) Raihan, Anaya; Uddin, Forhad; Billah, MasumThe primary purpose of this mapping exercise was to gather intelligence for development of a methodology to assess the impact of public access to ICT. The paper aims to capture the experiences of villagers in Bangladesh, focusing on how rural people interact within and outside their community to collect, use, and assimilate information and knowledge for various livelihood and social purposes. This “Information Ecology Mapping” exercise is part of the larger project, “The Global Impact Study of Public Access to information and Communication Technologies.” ItemUsing an information ecology approach to identify research areas : findings from Lithuania(Society for Information and Development (S4ID), Vilnius, LT, 2009) Beresnevičiūtė, Vida; Butkevičienė, Eglė; Macevičiūtė, Elena; Sadunišvili, RenataAs part of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies, this exploratory fieldwork contributes to background information and data on usage of public access to ICTs. For the majority of people interviewed, both users and non‐users or mediated/indirect users of the library venues, ICT is an important source of information that is handled with varying skills and trust. The Global Impact Study explores libraries, telecentres, and cybercafes in multiple areas of access and usage, including for communication and leisure, culture and language, education, employment, governance, and health. ItemGlobal impact study : review(Gamos, Reading, GB, 2011) Batchelor, SimonThis formative evaluation develops recommendations based on lessons that have emerged from the coordination, management, and implementation of various activities within The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies, at the halfway point of its five year mandate. Looking at libraries, telecentres, and cyber-cafés, the Global Impact Study investigates impact in a number of areas, including communication and leisure, culture and language, education, employment and income, governance, and health; to the extent that public use differs from private use, we need to understand these differences, and articulate the mechanisms through which they produce impact. ItemImplicancias del uso de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación en municipios rurales : un estudio de caso en Ayacucho, Perú(Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), Lima, PE, 2010) Kanashiro, Laura León ItemCompendium on impact assessment of ICT-for-development projects(Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, 2009) Heeks, Richard; Molla, AlemayehuThis compendium of research presents frameworks useful for ICT4D practitioners, policy-makers and consultants to better understand the impact of informatics initiatives in developing countries. It summarises a series of impact assessment frameworks, each one drawing from a different perspective. As well, it provides a bibliography – a tabular summary of real-world examples of ICT4D impact assessment. The ICT4D value chain illustration depicts the basis for understanding the assessment of ICT4D projects, taking into consideration elements of readiness, availability, uptake, and impact. ItemLiterature review on the impact of public access to information and communication technologies(Center for Information and Society, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, 2009) Sey, Araba; Fellows, MichelleThis document summarizes preliminary findings of a literature review of research on the impacts of public access to information and communication technologies. The report was prepared by Araba Sey and Michelle Fellows for the Global Impact Study. ItemPublic access to ICTs : a review of the literature(Center for Information and Society, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, 2008)This document summarizes CIS's preliminary findings of a literature review of the types of research conducted to date on public access to ICTs, including issues investigated, methods used, main findings, and gaps in the literature. ItemPublic access to ICT and employment : case of the impact of public access to ICT skills on job prospects in Rwanda(2010) Damascène, M. Jean; Theodomir, M.The paper presents a study in progress that aims at evaluating the impact of public access to ICT skills on job prospects in Rwanda. The study addresses the following issues: the impact of public access to ICT on skills; kinds of ICT skills acquired from ICT venues; how access to ICT changes the level of users’ computer skills; impacts of ICT skills acquired from public access ICT on users’ job prospects. ItemInternet centers/usage by Burmese ethnic migrants in Mae Sod : traversing the borders of Internet divide and recasting ethnic identities(2010) Dacanay, NikosThis paper looks at the symbiotic relationship between the use of the Internet and the re/construction of ethnic identities. It argues that the incomplete and ongoing self-making nature of ethnic identity can shape how the Internet is used, as much as how the Internet shapes identity. Taken from ongoing research on the use of Internet centers by marginalized women in the Thai-Burmese border, the paper reflects upon the various means and meanings of the appropriation of the technology. ItemTheories of change and evaluation of Malaysian rural internet centers(2010) Alias, Nor; Jamaludin, H.; Hashim, S.; Ismail, I.S.; Suhaili, N.This early stage of the research generates three different theories of change for three categories of Rural Internet Centers (RICs) in Malaysia. The cyber café model, the community service center model and the entrepreneurial center models emerged through local community needs. The paper describes findings from the early phase of research that was conducted to evaluate the impact of utilization of connectedness and empowerment through rural internet centres (RIC). ItemConceptual and methodological problems in the study of ICT appropriation process by low- income urban youth in Argentina(2010) Benítez Larghi, Sebastián; Moguillansky, Marina; Aguerre, Carolina; Fontecoba, Ariel; Orchuela, Jimena; Calamari, Marina; Ponce de León, Jimena; Gaztañaga, MiguelIn this work we discuss the theoretical framework and the methodology to approach the relationship between public access to ICT, poor urban youth groups and socio-economic changes in their daily lives. For this purpose we analyze the concepts of appropriation and contribution versus those of impact and attribution, considering the theoretical and methodological implications of this difference. This is followed by an analysis of the selected methodological strategy and the logical model used in this research. Finally, the article analyses the practical implications of these concepts and the selected methodological strategy for the efficiency in the design of public policies.