Digital Inclusion

Ways to bridge the digital divide
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How broadband can help towards social inclusion

Globalexperiences reveal that training in the uses of the Net and training to enhance the ability to act collectively for the social good are vital accompaniments to the promise that the internet holds out for a more equitable and inclusive society   A bird’s eye...

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Computer masti at Azam Campus

Conscious that the digital divide is accentuating social, economic and gender inequalities,  MCE Society at Azam Campus emphasizes free or subsidized digital learning from class 1 onwards. Roughly 80% of the students on this wifi campus with state-of-the-art...

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12 pm Ladies Special

At Zensar’s Digital Learning Centre in Yamuna Nagar, semi-literate women are encountering computers and the internet for the very first time. The initiative, in partnership with the PMC and Nasscom Foundation, aims to bring digital literacy to every household in...

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Learning in the Cloud

Suneeta Kulkarni of Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud initiative discusses how free and open internet access helps underprivileged children take control of their own learning Suneeta Kulkarni is Research Director of the School in the Cloud, an initiative that aims to...

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Wi-fi cities for universal access

A recent newspaper article announcing the setting up of the world’s longest free wi-fi zone (20 km long) in Patna, capital of the state of Bihar (one of the most economically backward states of India, and not one known for its prowess in technology) took...

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Coming out on internet radio

In a poignant radio interview, a young man in his 20s opens up about the bullying he faced in school and college because he is gay. He talks to QRadio channel manager and RJ Vaishalli Chandra on her show HqO about the psychology of bullying, how he overcame the...

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Digital natives of Satara Road

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s showpiece e-learning academy brings a revolution in education to children from neighbouring slums Parth Kakade, a Class V student of Rajiv Gandhi Academy of E-Learning at Sahakarnagar, Pune, persuaded his parents to buy him a...

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University connects the disabled

The young girl is all concentration, leaning close to the computer monitor, her ears to the speakers. She isn’t reading what’s on the screen but listening to the text being read out by the computer, controlling it using the tab, enter, back and navigation...

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Cyberdemocracy in cybermohallas

Cybermohalla, a project conceived and run by Sarai (Centre for Study of Developing Societies) and Ankur (Society for Alternatives in Education), invited youth from Delhi’s low-income settlements to reflect on their daily life-contexts, using basic computers. The...

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