Diversity and Inclusion in Online Platforms: The Case of Wikipedia

Inclusion and diversity are some of the democratic values that Internet developers,  entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists have tried to foster since its early origins. Allowing anybody to access knowledge and information, and expand her communication capabilities, independent of any gender, racial, or socioeconomic markers, has been embedded in the discourse of Internet tools and platforms. […]

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Digital Badges as Learning Credentials

Digital badging is a new credentialing technology that has the potential of serving diverse youths and promote equity and social inclusion.  Digital badges are designed to make visible and verifiable learning that happens everywhere. From schools to communities, from the workplace to the Internet, youths are gaining skills in a learning ecosystem that expands across […]

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A Conversation with Youth Musicians from Boston’s Boys & Girls Clubs

One of my favorite things about co-hosting a radio show is to have diverse guests and engage in dynamic conversations. Interviews ON AIR have a special feeling of liveliness. Animated by the immediacy of broadcasting and the transmission of electric wave, conversations feel as public performances in front of a wide audience. In America Unificacion, […]

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Clubes de Ciencia Colombia Version 2.0

The second edition of Clubes de Ciencia Colombia succesfully ended yesterday with a simultaneous event in six different cities across the country. During the event more than 1200 Colombian youths participated in science fairs, dialogues, panels, and received diplomas for their successful participation in week-long science workshops. Parents, researchers, international and local scientists, and some […]

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Weaving Networks in Latin America: Insights from Digitally Connected – Conectados al Sur

The second Latin American meeting of Digitally Connected, a global network of academics, practitioners, young people, activists, philanthropists, government officials, and representatives of technology companies working on children, youth, and digital media took place last week in Santiago de Chile. Known as Conectados al Sur, this regional symposium occurred in Barrio Italia, at a new […]

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Learning as a Lifestyle

In times of rapid transformation, we are constantly asked to learn new technologies, new systems, and new practices. Terms such as the information, the knowledge, or the creative society signal the change from industrial to post-industrial societies. Those concepts emphasize the changes in both the means of production, circulation, and consumption of goods. We should […]

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Tools for Supporting Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Digital citizenship and digital literacy are intrinsically related. Both concepts complement each other and are essential to understanding issues of social inclusion and equity in a rapidly changing digital world. In order to participate, learn, and navigate the networked communication environment we need to develop a particular set of skills and sociocultural practices related to […]

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