May 2008 Blogposts (10)

European Commission launches the 2008 European eInclusion Awards

The European Commission has just launched the first ever European eInclusion Awards, which will celebrate the best and most imaginative uses of ICT to reduce digital and social exclusion.



The awards are open to organisations in the public, business and voluntary sector or civil society.



There are seven competition categories: Ageing Well; Marginalised Young People; Geographic Inclusion; Cultural Diversity; Digital Literacy; e-Accessibility and Inclusive Public… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 29, 2008 at 13:28 — 2 Comments

Is the Personal Computer sustainable in the long term?

This post is an opinion piece intended for publication outside of ning, but I wanted your views first

cheers



Ian

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With the benefit of hindsight with the automotive industry, many argue that we should have found ways of limiting the number of cars manufactured, or that more resource should have been spent on communal transport. There is a slowly increasing awareness of our carbon footprint, and it is currently… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on May 26, 2008 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Some real work has been done!

Dear all,

Two weeks have passed since my last update, so there is a lot to tell here.



New members

The "email harassment campaign" we organized for getting all Riga participants on board of telecentreeurope.ning.com was a huge success. Operation "Show up!" - as we called our computer game - succeeded in convincing 9 Riga participants to sign up on our community site:… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on May 26, 2008 at 15:00 — No Comments

Operational definition of a telecentre

Based on the underneath conversation, the resulting definition would be:



"A telecentre is a place where people can get help to access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others. In doing so they develop essential 21st-century digital skills to enable them to find better employment opportunities, to participate meaningful into society or to improve and transform their… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 20, 2008 at 16:00 — 8 Comments

telecentre-europe: networking telecentres in Europe

I was invited by Ravi Gupta to write an article for www.telecentremagazine.net. They asked me to focus on an overview of telecentre-europe and the recently concluded Telecentres Leaders Forum in Riga, in about 2500 words.



So I grabbed different documents, reports and blogposts written on the telecentre-europe process and on Riga, and "puzzled to fit" the underneath text.… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on May 20, 2008 at 15:00 — No Comments

How to follow up a group discussion?

Dear members,



Now that group discussions have started in 4 of our groups, I think it is my duty to explain you all a little bit more about how this tool works for engaging a group conversation.



There are only three things you should know (really, only three!):



Receive email notification from a specific group discussion

Once somebody started a discussion, you should tell the system if you want to be notified on your email that somebody replied to it.… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 15, 2008 at 10:30 — No Comments

Operation "Show Up!"

Operation "Show up": GAME OVER



TOP SCORES



1. PAWEL MAKOWIECKI

for surrendering Cezary Skiepko, Katarzyna Rogutska, Krassimir Simonski,… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 13, 2008 at 1:30 — 16 Comments

On top of the momentum

Dear community members,



We are 4 weeks away from Riga and the global telecentre community is impressed about the way we europeans succeed in "keeping up the momentum" through our virtual existence at telecentreeurope.ning.com.



So here comes like a kind of "resume" of why everybody is so excited about us :)



Community's member increase

We are going at a rythm of 9 new members a week now. 4 more Riga participants joined:… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on May 9, 2008 at 15:00 — No Comments

Riga: Open Space discussion reports

At the first Telecentre-europe Leaders Forum (Riga, April 8-9 2008) the meeting facilitator Allison Hewlitt invited participants to co-create the agenda for the rest of the meeting. People put their ideas on brightly coloured cards, provided the group with a short explanation, and placed them on the wall in a grid with time slots. Each of these would become a session, led by the initiator of the… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 3, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Our community's activity is breaking a record!

Hi again everybody,



As your weekly reporter, I am sending you this week’s update of our community’s activity.



Member count

Since my last update, 8 new members joined our online community on telecentreeurope.ning.com, which makes a total of 56 signed in members. Those that didn’t join yet and want to stay in touch with the community should sign up soon!



From the 56 members that joined our online space, 15 members were not at the Riga conference, these… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on May 3, 2008 at 1:30 — No Comments

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