Category: KNetwork

Open Call for Chapters: Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America

The Fundación Ceibal Research Center, the Digitally Connected Collaboration Network (made up of the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society and UNICEF), the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, the University’s Communication and Information Faculty Of the Republic of Uruguay and the GECTI of the Faculty of Law of… Read More »

Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age: Interview

  Cristóbal Cobo works with a trans-disciplinary group of PhDs specializing in areas of knowledge generation and transfer, digital skills, future of learning, creativity, innovation and digital culture. He has collaborated on these topics with researchers from more than 25 countries. He is also the director of the Study Center – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay,… Read More »

Event: #Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies

Workshop on 20 June 2014 at the University of Oxford, led by Dr. Igor Calzada (Research Associate Future Cities, COMPAS & InSIS – University of Oxford) and Dr. Cristobal Cobo (Research Fellow Oxford Internet Institute– University of Oxford).  Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we… Read More »

Future Internet Assembly: ‘from the lab into the real world’

‘From the lab into the real world’ [A User-Centered Approach] from Cristobal Cobo Romaní According to Wikipedia User-centered design is a ‘multi-stage problem solving process that not only requires designers to analyse and foresee how users are likely to use a product, but also to test the validity of their assumptions with regards to user… Read More »

#Knetworks: Educational Innovations Beyond Technology

Last week was the closing meeting of the research project KNetworks.The event that took place at the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon). The meeting was a good opportunity to present some of the main outcomes and lessons learned of this multidisciplinary and international collaborative research. This initiative was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (Atlantic Programme). In… Read More »

KNetworks Competition: Networks of Regional Innovation

At the Oxford Internet Institute we are pleased to announce a competition for the most innovative web-based platform enabling regional networks of innovation for public, private or research organizations. The platforms should foster innovation in the three areas of knowledge transfer; tourism; or e-government – broadly conceived. They should be particularly relevant to the Atlantic… Read More »

Special issue Borderless society: the “new” work and education (call for papers)

In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals,communities, and the planet? This special issue of On the Horizon explores the converging future of learning,work and how we relate with each other in… Read More »

Network for Citizen Consultation and Citizen Sourcing of Expertise -Exploring Innovations in the Public Sector

Above the first introduction to the KNetworks‘ research that will be developed by us during the coming months (FUAC, La Coruña, Spain). The emergence of the Internet and particularly the so called 2.0 technologies are allowing the adoption of unprecedented mechanism of communication and exchange which open up questions about how these new devices have been adopted… Read More »