Topic: Program

Call for Applications for City Hosts in the Digital Inclusion Fellowship

February 17, 2016
In May of last year, we announced the first ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), in partnership with Google Fiber, and with additional funding support from the Knight Foundation in Charlotte, N.C . We’re excited to announce that we’re extending the Fellowship for a second year. Today, we’re opening Fellowship City Host applications in several cities.

Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Diane Mora: “Helping Kids Succeed”

October 30, 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 “Helping Kids Succeed,” an idea pitched by Diane Mora.

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.

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.

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.

A Tradition of Digital Storytelling with Students on Ice

September 8, 2015
Since Students on Ice began in 2000, we have shared stories with people back home by sending blog posts, photos, and videos to our home base via satellite. This practice has been a core part of our culture of storytelling for 15 years.

My Future Podcast

July 8, 2015
In regular life, it's hard to find time and space to plan new projects. That's why I'm so excited about going to the Leading Change Summit again this year.

3 Days Left: Tips & Inspiration for Submitting your 16NTC Session Ideas

June 23, 2015
Whether you’ve thought about it for weeks and are crafting the perfect submission, or just got wind of this opportunity - the deadline is the same: Friday, June 26.

Getting Technology to Work for Your Evaluation Needs

December 9, 2014
A few months ago, I asked, “Are You an Accidental Evaluator?” If you find yourself in this position, you may soon realize that the amount of data that you need to collect and analyze is daunting. Luckily, there is a lot of available technology to support evaluation, but the process to determine what you need can be overwhelming and potentially very costly if you choose wrong.