Information Technology Organizations
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  • Computers 4 Africa

  • The mission of computers for Africa (CFA) "Is promoting sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in rural African communities".

    1. How can the implementation of WIMAX assist in allowing rural African communities to have access to the Internet?
    2. How can rural Africans have access to quality hardware at low cost?


  • Internet Society

  • The ISOC "Provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organization home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure".

    1. How can computer hardware and software be recycled through corporate donations of equipment?
    2. How can the Internet maintain its viability on a global scale?


  • Online Policy Group

  • The mission of the Online Policy Group is to ensure that there nis "One Internet with equal access to all".

    1. How can the disabled be provided greater access to the Internet?
    2. How can the elderly be trained to utilize the power of the Internet?


  • Organizers’ Collaborative

  • Organizers Collaborative is dedicated to promoting technology and training to advance and sustain social change.

    1. How can the personnel of nonprofits be better trained on the Internet?
    2. How can entrepreneurs provide profitable, low-cost service to nonprofit organizations?


  • SeniorNet

  • The mission of SeniorNet "Is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom".

    1. Develop a mentoring program that enables youth to share their computer knowledge with the elderly in exchange for benefiting from their life experiences.
    2. How can SeniorNet expand its international membership of computer users in order to facilitate social change?


  • Digital Divide Network

  • The Digital Divide Network is a "Community for educators, activists, policymakers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide".

    1. How can literacy be improved through the use of digital technology?
    2. How will enhanced Internet access make global citizens more marketable?


  • EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the intelligent use of information technology.

    1. How can higher education most intelligently make use of information technology?
    2. Devise an internship plan for having information technology college students train youth on computer use.


  • URISA is "A nonprofit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems".

    1. How can information technology be used to enhance urban planning?
    2. Which policy issue should URISA take action to respond to?

  • Women In Technology International

  • The mission of WITI "Is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity".

    1. How can women be empowered through the use of the Web to promote social change for impoverished women worldwide?
    2. How can women make greater advancements in the field of information technology?


  • World Bank Global Distance EDUCATIONET

  • The Global Distance Education Network "Is a set of information management tools designed to provide current and accurate information about distance education and training from around the world".

    1. Which type of distance learning curriculum will best promote social change?
    2. How can distance education provide a multicultural forum for learning that will enrich countless lives?