Media and Journalism
Globalization and Technology
An issue brief from Globalization101 that analyzes the interconnections between technological innovation and globalization, with a related curriculum unit for classroom use
Internet Games and Virtual Worlds
Resources compiled by the World Affairs Council of Seattle to expand global education through technology
A compilation of blogs and citizen media reports from around the world with daily
Special report from the BBC with stories related to technological advancements in Africa
Worldfocus Technology Stories
Video reports and analysis featuring technology stories from around the world
Internet World Stats
An International website featuring up to date worldwide Internet Usage, the Population Statistics and the Area Data, for over 233 countries and world regions. Includes statistics for Top Internet Penetrated Countries: http://www.internetworldstats.com/top10.htm
Information for Development Program
Created in 1995, infoDev is an international consortium of official bilateral and multilateral development agencies and other key partners, facilitated by an expert Secretariat housed at the World Bank. Its mission is to help developing countries and their partners in the international community use information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively and strategically as tools to combat poverty, promote sustainable economic growth, and empower individuals and communities to participate more fully and creatively in their societies and economies.
Practical Action, formerly known as the "Intermediate Technology Development Group," is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in helping people to use technology for Practical Answers to Poverty. Practical Action emphasizes technologies that are affordable, accessible and appropriate for poor people. Its portal site features many documents of interest, including "Technology, Poverty and the future of the Developing World," a September 2001 "progressive response" to the UNDP Human Development Report, "Making new technologies work for human development."
This site, developed by Bob Beck as part of the Foreign Affairs Online web site, features an excellent collection of web sites related to the global digital divide. The Foreign Affairs Online site is also an excellent starting point for internationally-focused research. This site was specifically developed for the 2001 Global Studies Summer Institute entitled, "Understanding the Face of Globalization: Implications for the Classroom and Beyond."
UWM Center for International Education
Last Updated: May 2010