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    Bridging the Digital Divide In The Developed World 


    Date: 24 June 2015

    Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EDT ( convert to your time )

    Speaker: Dr. Jenna Burrell, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of California-Berkeley

    Moderator: Dr. Kurtis Heimerl, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley's TIER Group

    About this webinar:

    Even now, not everyone has reliable, high quality access to the Internet in the United States. Certain subgroups struggle to gain or maintain access and to make good use of the Internet. In particular, inhabitants of rural areas, non-native English speakers, and low-income households disproportionately lack access. 

    At the same time, the contents and bandwidth demands of the Internet are changing. While a T1 line (1.5 mbps) or a satellite connection was once more than sufficient, new Internet offerings such as streaming video, videoconferencing, and cloud-based services require high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable connectivity. Job applications, government services, and many cost-saving tools and services are often provided primarily or only through the Internet as businesses, government agencies, and other organizations increasingly assume that everyone is on the Internet.

    Join us on the E4C webinar on June 24th for insights on: 

    • The trend toward mobile-only (smartphone) access to the Internet,
    • Problems of Internet access in urban areas including cost, digital literacies, and overburdened public access facilities,
    • Issues of Internet access in rural areas including infrastructure and policy issues

    Presenter: 

    JennaJenna Burrell is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC-Berkeley and the author of Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana (MIT Press). She has a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Before pursuing her PhD she was an Application Concept Developer in the People and Practices Research Group at Intel Corporation. For over 10 years she has been studying the appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by individuals and groups on the African continent. Recently, she has begun to investigate questions of digital inequality in the USA.










    Moderator: 

    Kurtis Heimerl

    Dr. Kurtis Heimerl is a postdoctoral researcher in UC Berkeley's TIER group as well as the co-founder of Endaga. Kurtis received his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington and his MS and Ph.D in Computer Science from UC Berkeley under Professors Eric Brewer and Tapan Parikh. Kurtis' research focuses on enabling rural cellular access through empowering local entrepreneurs to set up and manage their own community cellular networks, for which he was named Technology Reveiw's 2014 list of "35 under 35" Innovators. Kurtis has previously worked on education (Metamouse, a system for converting single-player educational games into multiplayer games) and crowd-sourcing (Umati, the crowd-sourcing vending machine). 






Knowledge Base

Engineering for Change Webinar Series 
 Bridging the Digital Divide in the Developed WorldThis course allows guest users to enter
 Manual Drilling -- A Global Perspective of Local RealitiesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Reflections on the Profession Series l Women Taking the Lead in Engineering for Global DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 How to Manage Global Supply Chains in Developing CountriesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Future-proofing Water Systems in Developing Countries: How to Protect Investment and Increase Success through Preventive MaintenanceThis course allows guest users to enter
 Harnessing Technology to Strengthen Communities' Resilience to Adverse Climate EffectsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Simple but Intelligent Solutions for People with Health RestrictionsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Impact Inventing: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship in Emerging MarketsThis course allows guest users to enter
 WASH in Emergencies: Lessons Learned and Way ForwardThis course allows guest users to enter
 Emerging Markets: Top ICT4D Hardware ChallengesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Humanitarians in the Sky: How UAVs are Changing Disaster ResponseThis course allows guest users to enter
 Off-Grid Technology Perspectives | The Case of the Solar LanternThis course allows guest users to enter
 3D Printing and Development: Impact and ChallengesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Agricultural Devices: Designing for Adoption and SuccessThis course allows guest users to enter
 Innovations in Global Maternal HealthThis course allows guest users to enter
 Advances in Household Water Treatment: Products and StandardsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Emerging Trends in the World of Social Entrepreneurship Social Enterprises: Scaling ImpactThis course allows guest users to enter
 From Technologies to Lasting Services - Identifying and Addressing Barriers to SustainabilityThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building a Successful Start-up for Global DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building and Running Community Cellular Networks with OpenBTSThis course allows guest users to enter
 Lighting Global's Support of Clean Energy Markets for the Rural PoorThis course allows guest users to enter
 It's all about distributionThis course allows guest users to enter
 Consultoria de Desarrollo Rural, Emprendimiento Social & Desarrollo SostenibleThis course allows guest users to enter
 Rural Development Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 World Toilet Day: Global Branding at Zero CostThis course allows guest users to enter
 Sustainable Solutions for Emerging MarketsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Using Low-Cost Communication and Computer Technology to Improve the Quality of Healthcare in Rural NicaraguaThis course allows guest users to enter
 Careers in International DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 Implementation and Monitoring of a Large Scale Water and Energy Program in Rwanda: DelAgua Health and Development ProgramThis course allows guest users to enter
 The Art of Being a Hardware Start-UpThis course allows guest users to enter
 Development of Global Medical Devices: A Responsible Design Approach This course allows guest users to enter
 Exploring Challenges and Misconceptions in Scaling Energy Access in Developing Countries This course allows guest users to enter
 Strengthening Humanitarian Ventures through Concurrent Research InitiativesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Makeshift Communication: Designing for Scattered SignalsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Indoor Air Pollution and Smoke hoods: Lessons from NepalThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building Upon FailureThis course allows guest users to enter
 Housing for Families by FamiliesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Releasing Trapped Knowledge in the WASH SectorThis course allows guest users to enter
 Open Source Software: Opportunities for Social Innovation This course allows guest users to enter
 RevoLootionary: Designing Sexy Toilets This course allows guest users to enter
 Engineering World Health: Building technical capacity in resource-poor hospitals This course allows guest users to enter
 Designing with the Base of the Pyramid This course allows guest users to enter
 Engineering for Human Rights: Opportunities, Risks and ResponsibilitiesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Rio+20: Sustainable Energy for AllThis course allows guest users to enter
 Navigating cross-cultural differences on international development projectsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Village Energy, a Systems-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Rural Energy NeedsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Local Infrastructure Service Delivery in Developing Countries This course allows guest users to enter
 Leveraging ICT Business Models to Help Reduce PovertyThis course allows guest users to enter
 Product Development for the other 90%: Lessons LearnedThis course allows guest users to enter
 Fighting Against Counterfeit Drugs with SproxilThis course allows guest users to enter
 Helping Communities: Sending Educational Data via Radio Waves This course allows guest users to enter
 Leveraging the power of engineers...Engineering for ChangeThis course allows guest users to enter
 Tea bag water filterThis course allows guest users to enter
 Internet Access in Rural AfricaThis course allows guest users to enter
 Sustainable Electrification Solutions for Developing CountriesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Tech Community in NairobiThis course allows guest users to enter
 Mobile Web Technologies for the Developing WorldThis course allows guest users to enter

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