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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: CALLS for PAPERS and PROPOSALS / February 2014 deadlines

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1) UNESCO’s Online Media & Information Literacy Course for Youth
UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University & in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC, launches online course on media & information literacy (MIL). This entry-level online course will provide youth with basic media & information competencies to become critical citizens & agents of change. Applicants should be youth (females & males between the ages 15-25). There are no associated fees to participants who wish to do this course.
Application deadline: Feb 25
Source: http://tinyurl.com/m86m2uz

2) European Commission (EC) / Erasmus Mundus - SUD-UE
This program comprises twelve universities in South America & eight universities in Europe to promote cooperation & mobility in higher education. Practically all fields of study are represented, including agricultural sciences & environmental sciences.
Deadline for applications (English, Spanish): Feb 27.
Source: http://www.sudue.eu/general-information/

3) Guelph 6th Annual Accessibility Conference (May 27 - 28; Guelph, Ontario, CA)
It is seeking presentations that focus on collaborative solutions to accessibility issues.
Tell us about working with other individuals, departments, institutions or sectors to achieve objectives such as:
* developing accessible policies, practices, tools & resources
* launching global or community accessibility initiatives
* addressing accessibility in the workplace
Presentations that provide attendees with a framework to move from ideas to action will be given priority.
Submission Deadline: Feb 28

4) WebSci’14 - ACM Web Science Conference (June 23-26; Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Web Science is the emergent science of the people, organizations, applications, & of policies that shape & are shaped by the Web. Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast universal information network of people & communities. As such, Web Science includes the study of social networks whose work, expression, & play take place on the Web. The social sciences & computational sciences meet in Web Science & complement one another: Studying human behavior & social interaction contributes to our understanding of the Web, while Web data is transforming how social science is conducted.
Submissions of full & short papers: Feb 28
Source: http://www.accessconf.ca/

5) Call for Chapters: Promoting Social Change & Democracy through IT
Still there are many questions around the notion of the Internet, mobile phones & other ICT as tools for democratic participation & social change. We are looking for chapters that are both empirically & theoretically driven. Empirically driven in that we call for chapters on cases & projects where ICT (internet, social media, mobile phones) have been a prime component. We are especially interested in insightful studies carefully attending to contextual factors for success or failure.
Abstract deadline: Feb 28
Source: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1246

6) Project using peer supports to build digital skills among people with disabilities (PwD)
PwD face significant barriers to access training in digital literacy which is essential for education & employment. Furthermore, the traditional model of delivering digital literacy skills to people with disabilities through the provision of centre-based training is becoming unsustainable, due to a massive increase in the demand for digital skills & rapid changes in online & mobile technologies. DICE (Digital Inclusion Champions in Europe), an EU-funded Lifelong Learning, aims to address this issue through the creation of a peer support community, promoted & sustained by Digital Inclusion Champions to support service users, training providers, mainstream educators & employers. Visit http://dice-project.eu/ for more info on the project & to take part in our anonymous on-line questionnaire. For more info: Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT) / NCBI Working for people with sight loss - www.cfit.ie

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