Stories of Gender Equality Fights from 2015

October 20, 2015
I recently launched an online campaign called "Work To Equality," on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015. The campaign is a result of a brainstorming session on issues faced by women currently working in technology field. It was attended by fifteen women and thought leaders from different technology companies. One purpose of the meetings was to identify possible solutions and collaborations for an action-based campaign to empower and train more women and girls to join technology fields.

From Storytelling to Social Change

October 20, 2015
It works like this: First, audience members point their mobile devices to our mobile web app and self-identify by category (e.g. police officer, survivor, social worker, etc.). Then, once the film begins, participants swipe up when they feel motivated to act and swipe down when they feel helpless, generating digital data that helps guide an analog discussion following the screening.

Take the Learning to the Learner: Let them learn their way

October 20, 2015
The micro-learning for teens with IBD project was one that literally fell into my lap one day. As the eLearning Project Lead at Mount Sinai Hospital, I often receive emails, phone calls, and office drop-ins with all manner of questions in regards to education, learning, and educational technologies. On this day in January of 2015, I welcomed a perplexed Nurse Coordinator from our IBD program who wasn’t sure if she was in the right place. We discussed how I might be able to assist.

Apps to Record Police Put Power in the Public’s Hands

October 20, 2015
Everyone has the right to film the police, says the ACLU, and the civil liberties organization has launched Mobile Justice apps to record police encounters in several states. The apps involve the public in holding police accountable for their actions.

Using UAVs to Assess Habitat Status and Trend

October 19, 2015
Conservation, restoration, and mitigation efforts around the world increasingly rely on large volumes of data. Nowadays, the problem is less about having lots of data, and more about how to acquire it cost-effectively and how to make efficient use of it. Yet public agencies and nonprofits typically don’t include data management in their lists of core strengths; as a result, they often don’t readily leverage related paradigm shifts.

Digital Badge Artwork: The power of first impressions

October 19, 2015
We live in a visual world where people make snap-judgments about quality based solely on aesthetics. This means that the first impression formed on the quality of your digital badge program may likely be based on your badge’s artwork. It’s hard to imagine that this small digital artifact could have such influence, but it does. The risk is that vague, overly-simplistic, or poorly colored badge art can project a false impression of poorly-designed content.

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Rita Radostitz: “ Justice for the Exonerated”

October 19, 2015
As the grand finale to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit, a covey of 15LCS attendees pitched and developed changemaking projects during the Idea Accelerator. The Summit may have ended, but many of these projects are just getting started. Today, we want to introduce you to “Justice for the Exonerated,” an idea pitched by Rita Radostitz.

Digital Badge Systems for Professional Development

October 16, 2015
Open digital badges were designed to showcase skills and accomplishments. Similar forms of rewards have been around for centuries in the form of ribbons, arm badges, and buttons. This concept has been digitalized in small icons, called badges, and are used to showcase skills online.

October Member RoundUp

October 13, 2015
This month's Member success story is from Rachel Ramjattan, President at Nonprofit Plus, LLC. The monthly Member round-up includes tips, tricks, as well as ways to support Roseburg, Oregon in the aftermath of the recent mass shooting

Hungry for Internet

October 13, 2015
Having Internet access is like having food. Everyone needs and deserves it, even if they cannot afford it. Thanks to nonprofit organizations like Minnesota’s Neighbors Inc. (aka "Neighbors"), people living below the poverty line are getting both.