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by , January 30, 2012

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Global Impact Study at ICTD 2012

Global Impact Study at ICTD 2012

Many of the Global Impact Study research partners will be attending ICTD 2012 in Atlanta in March. In addition to TASCHA staff members, representatives from our survey implementation teams from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines will attend, as will some of the principal investigators of our in-depth studies. Components of the Global Impact Study will be highlighted in two open sessions and one poster presentation.

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by , October 7, 2010

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Collaborative Knowledge Sharing study presents at Singapore conference

This past summer, Mike Best, the Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Knowledge Sharing in-depth study, presented a paper at the 19th annual Asia Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference in Singapore. The paper, written on preliminary findings from Mike's in-depth study, Connecting in Real Space: How People Share Knowledge and Technologies in Cybercafés, was very well-received and prompted vigorous discussion with conference attendees, earning "best paper of the session" accolades.

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by , February 28, 2010

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Preliminary results from the Collaborative Knowledge-Sharing Study: Busy Internet, Ghana

Preliminary results from the Collaborative Knowledge-Sharing Study: Busy Internet, Ghana

The Collaborative Knowledge Sharing Study investigates the way that people share knowledge, experience, and technologies among friends and strangers while physically co-present in cybercafés. Preliminary results show that 37% of respondents reported some deeper forms of computer sharing and collaboration with friends, family members, business associates, and even strangers. And a third of those people reported gaining knowledge and learning from the other user as their primary reason for sharing.

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by , September 23, 2009

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Benefits of sharing — when public access is the best access

Sharing a computer in a telecenter, cybercafé, or library is the only option for some people — often because they lack the income, skills, or infrastructure at home. But sometimes people prefer sharing computers in public-access venues. The Collaborative Knowledge Sharing Study examines the reasons why. Researchers will visit a dozen public access venues in Ghana — large and small, rural and urban, upscale and relatively modest — to identify when sharing enhances or diminishes a user’s experience as compared to individual or private use.

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