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Towards An Ethical Guide to Making the Internet of Things

The Unbox Caravan offered a space for us to reflect on the ethics of what we make. Many of us were interested in the Internet of Things as an emerging field where questions about privacy, security, openness and more will be teased out. For this…

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The Environment and Web Literacy

Last week, Greenpeace’s Mobilization Lab and Volunteering Lab teamed up with Aspiration Tech to convene the first Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin’s betahaus. The aim of the #OCCBerlin was to gather practitioners of technology-enabled open campaigning to learn how to organize more effective campaigns by…

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Understanding Web Literacy within the Web Journey

Cross-posted on the Webmaker blog with Laura de Reynal. Since 2012, pioneering educators and web activists have been reflecting and developing answers to the question, “What is web literacy?” These conversations have shaped our Web Literacy Map, a guiding document that outlines the skills and…

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Learning about Peer Learning: Things Kamp

This weekend I had the pleasure to join Things Kamp 2015, organized by TechSoup Europe, in Istanbul. The event was the culmination of a series of projects on social technology. It was fascinating to meet activists and technologist from Turkey and learn more about the…

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Empowering women through equitable access and web literacy

Recently I had the honor of speaking at Mobile Learning Week in Paris, co-hosted by UNESCO and UN Women. The two agencies interwove their agendas to focus on empowering women through mobile learning. It’s a strategic and necessary combo. I shared a panel with Shelly…