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It's Not What You Know, It's How You Learn

It's Not What You Know, It's How You Learn | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector.  E-learning is using internet technology and your networks to learn in real-time - either as an individual, within your organization, or a network an
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ICO criticises ‘disappointing attitude’ of dementia charity » Charity Digital News

ICO criticises ‘disappointing attitude’ of dementia charity » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found serious failings in the way volunteers at The Alzheimer’s Society charity handled sensitive personal data.
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New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Technology promises to transform healthcare. It’s redefining how we interact with, and act on, our health data, and reshaping how care is delivered and..
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Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer | ICT Works

Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer | ICT Works | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Want a fun statistic to share at the watercooler? In Rwanda, a very safe country by regional standards, you are 365 times more likely to be killed in a traffic related death than in the United Kingdom. Don’t do any research on the Central African Republic, you will wonder why authorities let cars in the country at all. This plague of traffic fatalities, the second greatest killer on the continent after HIV/AIDS, is not particularly well understood from a research perspective. What is certain is that the macabre total comes from many converging issues such as new drivers who haven’t had adequate training, increasingly good roads which allows for drivers to go literally breakneck speeds, a construction focus on more tarmac than safety, and inadequate first responder services to the scenes of accidents. Introducing SafeMotos My company, SafeMotos, is looking to confront our own chunk of this equation: that of motorcycle taxis. If you have been to cities as varied as Doula, Ougadougou,
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Facebook works to improve social media for the blind

Facebook works to improve social media for the blind | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence being used to describe photos, answer questions
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5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation

5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of lessons for business leaders and trailblazers in these stories and biographies.
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Government reveals Digital Apprenticeship Service » Digital By Default News

Government reveals Digital Apprenticeship Service » Digital By Default News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The department for business, innovation and skills has gone into detail about its plans to creat three million apprenticeships by 2020, including its digital service that will help businesses find apprentices.
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Free wi-fi among top NHS priorities, says former UK digital champion » Digital By Default News

Free wi-fi among top NHS priorities, says former UK digital champion » Digital By Default News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The NHS must invest heavily in digital innovation, including improved staff training if it is to achieve its £22 billion efficiency target, according to former UK digital champion Baroness Martha Lane Fox.
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2015: Cellular trumps landlines, WiFi in remote patient monitoring for the first time

2015: Cellular trumps landlines, WiFi in remote patient monitoring for the first time | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
According to a new report from Swedish analyst firm Berg Insights, 4.9 million patients were remotely monitored in 2015, up 51 percent from the previous year. The firm predicts that number will continue to grow at a CAGR of 48.9 percent, leading to 36.1 million remotely monitored patients in 2020.
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The United States Postal Service will now email you your mail

The agency is testing a new email "notification" service.
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To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Nonprofit Technology Chat: To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech
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Experts pick the 21 best apps for autism | eSchool News | eSchool News

Experts pick the 21 best apps for autism | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Best apps for autism focus on communication, routines, and social skills Ed. note: Recently, we asked the experts at Common Sense Graphite, a national nonprofit, to curate their best apps for working with students on the autism spectrum. Here is what they came up with, which is also available on their website.
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New digital platform to help with ‘little and often’ fundraising » Charity Digital News

New digital platform to help with ‘little and often’ fundraising » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A dedicated charity fundraiser has launched Give Penny, a new digital fundraising platform that encourages donors to give 'little and often' by allowing money to be raised from everyday challenges.
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'15 Things Not to Tell Your VC in 2016'

'15 Things Not to Tell Your VC in 2016' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Looking back on 2015, VC-platform VEECEE pulled together memories from the 1,000+ meetings they held with young companies looking for money, and selected the 15 ‘worst’ things they were – often repeatedly – told.

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Your Company Started with Predictive Analytics – Part 2

A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Your Company Started with Predictive Analytics – Part 2 | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Guest blog post by Bill Vorhies
Summary:  Over 80% of companies are not yet using advanced analytics.  Here’s a step-by-step plan t…
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IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media

IBM's Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You--Just By Looking At Your Social Media | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson teamand anyone using their API can infer dozens of traits about your personality just from your social media posts.

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Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it'

Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Star venture capitalist Andreessen's new $25m bet heralds the dawn of Internet
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Charities left behind in tech race, says report » Charity Digital News

Charities left behind in tech race, says report » Charity Digital News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Government and funders should invest in sector-wide digital transformation and aim for deep-rooted changes in how charities work, argues a new paper from think tank NPC.
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Uber Suspends Its Auto-Rickshaw Service In India

Uber Suspends Its Auto-Rickshaw Service In India | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Uber has suspended its auto-rickshaw service in Delhi. Called UberAUTO, the feature represented one of the car-hailing app’s attempts to localize to the..
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UN plans special meeting on technology and counter-terrorism

UN plans special meeting on technology and counter-terrorism | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A counter-terrorism committee established by the United Nations Security Council in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks will hold a special meeting on preventing and combating abuse of Internet and communications technology for terrorist purposes.
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How Texting Can Actually Improve Your Writing Skills

'Even those who struggle to read get exposure to the written word through texting.' #projectliteracy
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Start-up tests app that can clear path for emergency vehicles

Start-up tests app that can clear path for emergency vehicles | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The fire department in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will test a new app that warns distracted drivers of approaching fire trucks and ambulances.
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Infographic Friday: How Tech And Social Media Changed Nonprofits

Infographic Friday: How Tech And Social Media Changed Nonprofits | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
This blog contains an infographic which graphically represents how social media and digital technology have transformed the nonprofit sector.
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