4 Resources for Your Prison-Based Internet in a Box

Are you a prison educator or interested in prison-based education? Wish you had access to the internet based tools that your colleagues have? Think it can enhance learning and prepare those incarcerated for life in a technology driven society? Well, you do not have access to those tools, yet (if you do please drop me […] → Continue Reading 4 Resources for Your Prison-Based Internet in a Box

State Prisoners Access the Internet? The Next Closest Thing

Although the presence of internet-enabled tools seems ubiquitous, there are places where that is not true. Prisons is one of those places. Recognizing the importance to learning how to use to digital tools Ray Pulsipher with his ten plus years of technology related experience doing everything from providing technical support to serving as lead programmer on web development […] → Continue Reading State Prisoners Access the Internet? The Next Closest Thing

Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

NOTE: This post is a response to the ideas expressed in Matt Richtel’s New York Times piece, “Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era” and not necessarily a critique to the article itself. The article opens by describing the phenomena as an “unintended” “surprising” and “troubling” side effect of technology. I don’t know about you, […] → Continue Reading Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

My Journey to Access to Justice

On Wednesday March 21, 2012 I left the Access to Justice (ATJ) committee meeting excited about the future. Three events occurring over three (3) months spurred this. 1 – Teaching Practicum Reveal and Refreshes My teaching practicum (TP) in Dr. Ricardo Gomez’s (University of Washington) information policy course allowed me to design and facilitate 30% (3 of 10) of the class sessions. Being the […] → Continue Reading My Journey to Access to Justice

Prison Based Digital Literacy Education: The Social Innovation Dell is Looking For?

In mid-January a fellow PhD Student (Ivette Bayo) sent out an e-mail asking if anyone was planning to applying to the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC), a competition drawing 100’s of entries from across the globe. After doing some research, I found out that submissions are supposed to address the world’s most pressing problems and […] → Continue Reading Prison Based Digital Literacy Education: The Social Innovation Dell is Looking For?

ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

After months of research on digital literacy, most people would probably be exhausted and want a break. But when I saw that the Special Libraries Association had a program titled “iSkills Assessment of Digital Literacy” & Irvin R. Katz, the Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service would be facilitating it, I was extremely excited. […] → Continue Reading ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy