Lize De Clercq's Blog (67)

Why are there so few female game developers?

While the video games industry continues to grow and more women are playing games, the number of female developers is still low, and efforts to diversify the male-dominated industry have been the target of widely online harassment. What is going on? Why are women not attracted to a career as game developer? And why are female gamers or developers a target for online harassment?

Global video game market

The worldwide video game marketplace, which includes video…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on February 28, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

What can be done to attract more girls into studying IT?

A number of societal and structural factors are working together in preventing girls from pursuing a career in IT. What can be done to increase girls' participation in computing?

In the former article of the UniteIT Gender…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on June 18, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Upcoming Webinar on June 20: "ICT learning Projects screened from a gender point of view"

The Gender Equality group of the Unite IT Network is holding its first webinar on Friday 20 June 2014, 10h30-12h CET

Introduction

While Europe is facing an ever widening gap between e-skills and ICT-related employment opportunities, girls are still…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on June 12, 2014 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Why are so few girls attracted to study IT?

While Europe is facing an ever widening gap between e-skills and IT-related employment opportunities, girls are still largely under-represented in computer science studies. Why? Which are the barriers that withhold girls from studying a career in technology?

This article is written to support the proceedings of the UniteIT Gender Equality workgroup and uses a scientific approach …

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Added by Lize De Clercq on June 6, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Can Telecentres play a role in women's access to ICT-related jobs?

During the first UniteIT conference on October 24th in Malta, the UniteIT Gender Equality Working Group was officially launched and held a panel discussion under the title Can Telecentres play a role in women's access to ICT-related jobs?

Despite the economic…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on November 20, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

17 tools to effectively manage your Social Media accounts

"So many tweets, pins, posts,...all those contacts, all that content. How the hell am I going to cope with all this?" This was my main concern while starting-up as a Social Media consultant - now two months ago.

The solution is: tools, tools, tools. I daily use a…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on July 10, 2013 at 11:19 — No Comments

How can nonprofits make use of Pinterest?

Pinterest is on the rise and offers huge possibilities for nonprofits to connect with people and their social passions. That’s why I attended Julia Campbell‘s webinar “Pinning for Good – How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest to Raise Money,…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on June 24, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

How recruiters use LinkedIn

As jobseekers we all know the importance of Linkedin, but how are companies using the network to recruit employees? The curtains were lifted at a recent round table in Barcelona among HR managers, headhunters & networking professionals active on the Spanish labour market.

Most employers use the premium version,…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on May 8, 2013 at 23:05 — No Comments

Saying good bye as your Communications Manager...

Dear community members,

Today is my last day as the Communications Manager for Telecentre-Europe aisbl. From tomorrow on, my job will be taken over by your new Communications Officer, Masha Tarle.

I have been doing this job…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on April 30, 2013 at 21:30 — 10 Comments

Featured Member Contest at TE’s Community Site: results for April 2013

During April, 23 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 4 new persons joined the community.

3 featured members were awarded with a

Gold
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Added by Lize De Clercq on April 30, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Featured Member Contest at TE’s Community Site: results for March 2013

During March, 23 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 8 new persons joined the community.

3 featured members were awarded with a

Gold
,…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on March 31, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Featured Member Contest at TE’s Community Site: results for February 2013

During February, 24 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 8 new persons joined the community.

3 featured members were awarded with a…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on March 7, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

MIREIA survey: results of week 4

During week 4 of the survey, the number of organizations that have filled the MIREIA survey has doubled:  more than 1.000 eInclusion actors have now put their organisation on the EU map. This means we have now reached 40% of the 2.500 organizations the survey wants to…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 30, 2013 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

MIREIA survey: results of week 3

The EU27eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been running for 3 weeks now and 452 organizations have now filled the survey. This is only 18% of the 2500 organizations the survey wants to map, and with only 3 weeks left until February 15th we still have a long way to go!

As for now, most of the results are…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 23, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments

MIREIA survey: results of week 1&2

The EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been in the air for 1,5 week now and some great results are already coming in from Spain, France, Poland, Hungary and Malta.

On January 11th at 20h CET 210 surveys had been filled. The result represents only 8% of the total target of 2.500 responses by…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 14, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

MIREIA survey launched!

On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has started 2013 with the launch of the MIREIA survey - a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27.

The survey is now available to be…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 2, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Thanks to all "MIREIA" partners & translators!

Last week, 20 partner organizations representing 22 countries of the EU27 have signed a partnership with Telecentre-Europe (TE) and will act as national branches that will disseminate the MIREIA survey in their (neighboring) countries. 

The survey will Measure the Impact of eInclusion…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on December 21, 2012 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Conference of the Catalan Telecentre Network

As I am located in Barcelona and an enthusiast 'co-worker' at the headquarters of Xarxa Punt TIC (the Catalan Network of ICT "points" or training centres), I was invited at the Social Internet Conference that took place at Barcelona's…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on December 7, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

October's Featured Community Members

During the month of October 2012, 48 community members participated at the Featured Member Contest and became featured for their activity.

The monthly contest highlights the site’s activity and rewards those members that keep the community alive with daily contributions:…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on November 3, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Social media for telecentres: Why, Which & How to?

For the Telecentre-Europe Summit session of Social Media & Social Innovation I was asked to provide some practical tips for the use of social media to Telecentre Network Organizations.

Underneath is my presentation that first tried to convinced the…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on October 17, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

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