Mar. 7, 2014 12:30 pm
Mayor Nutter proposed a $3.8 billion budget for 2015 yesterday in City Hall, while municipal workers protested outside. Here are the technology-relevant highlights from the overview of the budget.
Mar. 5, 2014 12:30 pm
Launched in May 2011 after a federal mandate, Comcast's Internet Essentials program has now reached about 300,000 households across the country, the company announced yesterday. The program offers low-cost Internet to families that have children who qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Dec. 19, 2013 9:07 am
"Comcast’s executive VP David Cohen believes that backing Khan Academy will boost digital literacy and get more people paying for broadband because 'its content is the ultimate proof point of the value of the Internet.'"
Nov. 13, 2013 8:30 am
More than eight in ten Philadelphians have Internet access, a number that's grown since 2011 in large part because of smart phones.
Oct. 23, 2013 12:45 pm
More than 120 digital literacy professionals attended the conference, hosted by the Technology Learning Collaborative, a professional network of local digital literacy professionals. The conference aimed to discuss how digital literacy intersected with the city's new plan to fight poverty called Shared Prosperity.
Jul. 19, 2013 12:30 pm
It's the first formal digital literacy program at any of The Bethesda Project's 15 shelters.
Jul. 9, 2013 12:30 pm
At Congreso, a North Philadelphia nonprofit that serves the Hispanic community, digital literacy is part of every adult education course, whether students are learning how to use Google Maps or to use the SEPTA website or to study for the GED online.
Jun. 21, 2013 12:30 pm
This cash infusion will allow the centers, managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, to continue to operate roughly 15 hours a week, even though the $18 million in federal funding for the KEYSPOT program runs out this summer.
Jun. 17, 2013 10:30 am
The story points to the fact that libraries are frequently-used public computing centers. As community staples, libraries are able to skip over the challenges that KEYSPOT, the city's public computing center network, might have had to face in getting the word out about its centers.
Jun. 5, 2013 10:30 am
While the longterm future of most of the city's KEYSPOT computer labs is not certain since federal funding is set to run out at the end of September, this one is here to stay. It's supported in part by a $10 million gift that's backing the Dornsife Center as a whole.