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Chris Coward

CV Principal Research Scientist and Director, Technology & Social Change Group
ccoward@uw.edu
Bloedel Hall 090
Phone: 206-616-9102

Specialization

  • Impact Assessment
  • Public Libraries
  • Technology and Social Change

Education

  • Master of Public Administration, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, 1997
  • MA, International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 1997
  • BA, East Asian Studies, Columbia University, 1986

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Mobile Information Literacy: Building Digital and Information Literacy Skills for Mobile-first and Mobile-centric Populations through Public Libraries (2017)
    2nd AfLIA Conference & 4th Africa Library Summit Authors: Melody Clark, Christopher Coward, Chris Rothschild
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    There when you need it: The multiple dimensions of public access ICT uses and impacts [ICTD2013 Special Issue] (2015)
    Information Technology & International Development, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 71-86 Authors: Araba Sey, F Bar, Christopher Coward, Lucas Koepke, Chris Rothschild, G Sciadas
  • Research Report
    Digital Opportunties: Innovative ICT Solutions for Youth Employment (2014)
    Authors: Christopher Coward, Silvia Caicido, Heidi Rauch, Nathalia Rodriguez Vega,
  • Conference Paper
    From access to information to access to each other: Why libraries should develop innovation spaces (2014)
    The Horizon and Beyond: African Library Summit 2013, ISBN/ISSN: 1869224280 Authors: Christopher Coward, Dilini Wijeweera
  • Research Report
  • Video
  • Research Report
    Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter (2013)
    , Page 242 pages Authors: Araba Sey, Christopher Coward, George Sciadas, Chris Rothschild, Francois Bar , Lucas Koepke
  • Working Paper
    Global Impact Study surveys: Methodologies and implementation (2013)
    Authors: Araba Sey, Christopher Coward, Chris Rothschild, George Sciadas
  • Report
    Public libraries connecting people for development: Findings from the Global Impact Study (2013)
    Authors: Araba Sey, Christopher Coward, Chris Rothschild, Melody Clark, Lucas Koepke
  • Conference Paper
    The impact of public access to ICTs: Findings from a five-year, eight-country study (2013)
    Proceedings fo the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Authors: Francois Bar, Christopher Coward, Lucas Koepke, Chris Rothschild, Araba Sey, George Sciadas
  • Research Report
  • Research Report
    Building Digital Communities: A Framework for Action (2012)
    Authors: Samantha Becker, Christopher Coward, Michael Crandall, Rebecca Sears, Ron Carlee, Kira Hasbargen, Mary Alice Ball
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Bringing the benefits of information technology to underserved populations: An introduction to ICTD for the library community (2010)
    IFLA Journal, Volume 36, Issue 3 Author: Christopher Coward
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Introducing the Essays of the Harvard Forum II (2010)
    Information Technologies & International Development, Volume 6, Issue Special Edition Authors: Christopher Coward, M. Smith, R. Spence
  • Conference Paper
    Measuring indirect access: Indicators of the impacts of lay information mediary behavior (2010)
    2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress Authors: Christopher Coward, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper
    South-North: Fishbowl on transferability of ICTs in income-poor to income-rich countries (2010)
    ICTD 2010: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Authors: Christopher Coward, Karen Fisher
  • Conference Paper
    An Assessment of venues providing public Access to ICT: A tale of 25 countries (2009)
    42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Authors: R. Ambikar, Christopher Coward, Ricardo Gomez
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Deconstructing ICT Skills and Employability (2009)
    Information Technologies & International Development, Volume 5, Issue 2 Authors: Maria Garrido, A Badshah, Christopher Coward,
  • Conference Paper
    Free access to computers and the Internet at public libraries: International reflections on outcomes and methods (2009)
    Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Authors: Karen Fisher, Christopher Coward, Philip Fawcett, Michael Crandall, Ricardo Gomez
  • Conference Paper
    ICTD evaluation 20/20: Voices from around the world (2009)
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Authors: Karen Fisher, Ricardo Gomez, Christopher Coward
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Libraries, Telecentres & Cybercafes: an international study of public access information venues: Performance Measurement and Metrics (2009)
    Performance Measurement and Metrics, Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 33-48, ISBN/ISSN: 1467-8047 Authors: Ricardo Gomez, R. Ambikar, Christopher Coward
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Special Issue: ICT Skills and Employability (2009)
    , Volume 5, Issue 2 Authors: Maria Garrido, A Badshah, Christopher Coward
  • Conference Paper
    Information Needs and Watering Holes (2008)
    CIRN 2008 Authors: Ricardo Gomez, Rucha Ambikar, Christopher Coward
  • Conference Paper
    Information needs and watering holes: public access to information and ICT in 25 countries (2008)
    5th Prato Community Informatics & Development Informatics Conference 2008: ICTs for Social Inclusion: What is the Reality? Authors: R. Ambikar, Christopher Coward, Ricardo Gomez
  • Conference Paper
    Libraries, Telecentres and Cybercafes: a study of public access venues around the world. (2008)
    Proceedings of IFLA 2008 Authors: Christopher Coward, Ricardo Gomez, Rucha Ambikar
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Why do telecentres deserve ongoing attention? (2008)
    Telecentre Magazine Author: Christopher Coward
  • Research Report
    ICT Training for Disadvantaged Populations: The importance of tailoring to the local context. Center for Information & Society (2007)
    Authors: Maria Garrido, Christopher Coward, A Gordon,
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    ICT training and employability: Integrated service delivery in United States workforce development networks (2007)
    Center for Information & Society, Research Paper Series Authors: J. Sullivan, A. Gordon, Christopher Coward, Maria Garrido, K. Dridi
  • Conference Paper
    Corporations, NGOs and IT Training: Blending private and nonprofit approached to achieving socio-economic outcomes (2005)
    World Forum on Information Society - World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Authors: Christopher Coward, R Roman, Maria Garrido, B Kolko, A Gordon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Looking beyond India: Factors that shape the global outsourcing decisions of small and medium sized companies in America (2003)
    Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, Volume 13, Issue 11 Author: Christopher Coward

Presentations

  • Coding for career: Expanding opportunities for youth employment in developing countries (2015)
    Digital Strategies for Development Summit 2015 - Cebu City, The Philippines
  • Challenging the stepping stone theory of technology acquisition: The role of libraries and public access to ICTs (2013)
    5th European Congress on e-Inclusion, Civic Agenda - Brussels, Belgium
  • Connecting youth to emerging employment opportunities: New strategies for telecentres (2013)
    Spark: 4th Global Forum on Telecentres - Granada, Spain
  • Do Public Access ICTs have an Impact on Socio-Economic Development (2013)
    WSIS+10: Towards Knowledge Societies for Peace & Sustainable Development, UNESCO - Paris, France
  • Do public access ICTs make a difference in people's lives? Findings from the Global Impact Study (2013)
    Spark: 4th Global Forum on Telecentres - Granada, Spain
  • Expanding the impact of public libraries: Is the offline/online distinction relevant? (2013)
    Foros Semana - Bogota, Colombia
  • Innovation Spaces: From access to information to access to each other (2013)
    Bogota, Colombia
  • Innovation Spaces: From access to information to access to each other (2013)
    African Library Summit 2013, IFLA - Pretoria, South Africa
  • The Impact of Public Access to ICTs: Findings from a Five-Year, Eight-Country Study (2013)
    ICTD 2013 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa
  • Want open research? Deep dive into the Global Impact Study (2012)
    ICTD 2012 - Atlanta, GA
  • An Assessment of Venues Providing Public Access to ICT: A Tale of 25 Countries (2009)
    HICSS 42 - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IEEE) - Waikoloa, HI
  • Information needs and watering holes: public access to information and ICT in 25 countries (2008)
    CIRN Conference 2008: ICTs for Social Inclusion, CCRN - Centre for Community Networking Research - Prato, Italy
  • Libraries, Telecentres and Cybercafes: a study of public access venues around the world (2008)
    IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations - Quebec City, QC, Canada