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Ten trends in Technology Use in Education in Developing Countries that you may not have heard about (and why you should care)

January 24, 2013
04:30PM - 06:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

What are we learning about how new technologies are actually being used in education in so-called ‘developing countries’ that is not often reported on in the international media? Join Mike Trucano, the World Bank’s Senior ICT & Education Specialist, for an idiosyncratic tour around the world looking at emerging sets of experiences that are a bit ‘under the radar’ but which may shed light on what is working (and what isn’t) and what this may suggest about possibilities and opportunities in the future.

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The ‘Panoptification’ of India: the Battle for Digital Free Will

January 17, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk will look at the relationship between these two phenomena – examining the intersection between threats to speech and privacy – and at the challenges to the notion of digital free will.

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The New Cold War: Information Policy and Political Rift

January 10, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

There is a new Cold War starting. It does not involve opposing military forces, but it does involve competing ideas about how political life should be organized. The battles are between broadcast media outlets and social media upstarts, organizations that have very different approaches to news production, ownership, and censorship. In several countries, this war pits the ruling elites who dominate broadcast media against the civil society groups who flourish through social media.

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