Christine Prefontaine
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Christine Prefontaine


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Where do you work?
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington Information School
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What does your organization do (100-word description)
The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
I lead knowledge sharing and communications efforts
How did you learn about this community?
I got involved through a telecentre-europe event, I got involved through a telecentre.europe event
Why would yo like to join the network?
Translating research findings into better policy and helpful resources for practitioners.

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At 6:05pm on September 04, 2012, Unite-IT Manager gave Christine Prefontaine a gift
Second prize of August's Featured Community Contest - for publishing the blogpost "Coworking, Fab Labs, and Hackerspaces in Telecentres? " which received 2 comments and 45 views. Congratulations!
At 16:16 on June 15, 2012, Katie Gomelauri said…

Thank you very much Christine! look forward for your feedback! :-)

At 15:27 on June 15, 2012, Katie Gomelauri said…

Hi Christine! I love your question "how can we help them succeed?" I am so happy that I joined here!

At 16:50 on June 7, 2012, Lize De Clercq said…

Christine! Dearest good old mentor - so nice to see you back out here. You see? "Our child" here is still alive :)
So you're working for TASCHA now? Great! Hope to meet you again soon...

Christine Prefontaine's Blog

Coworking, Fab Labs, and Hackerspaces in Telecentres?

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 19:39 4 Comments

Hi All,

Telecentres, Libraries, Coworking, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, Makerfaires — all examples of "innovation spaces".

Can you share any examples of telecentres incorporating coworking or makerspaces? I found a few library ones, but would like to also include some telecentre examples.

This is for a brief for…


Massive "Computer Knowledge Society" Initiative in Georgia to Launch 300 Centers

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 16:00 5 Comments

On May 11, 2012, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia launched the "Computer Knowledge Society Initiative" (კომპიუტერის ცოდნის გამავრცელებელი საზოგადოების, in Georgian,…


An exciting first day at the European Telecentre Leaders Forum, Riga 2008

Posted on April 8, 2008 at 18:30 0 Comments

The European Telecentre Leaders Forum started today in Riga, Latvia. The Latvian Information Technology and Telecommunications Association (LIKTA) — the event's host — is ridiculously well organized. Registrations went smoothly and, along with the regular papers and swag, we even got Latvian history books and Black Balsam in our welcome kits.…


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