Yim Register was interviewed by the UW Daily for an article titled, “iSchool Ph.D. teaches inclusive machine learning using personal data.”
The Center for an Informed Public (CIP) hosted a livestream event in partnership with Washington State University (WSU) to address coronavirus misinformation. A recording of the livestream can be found here.
Jason Young, Chris Jowaisas, Bree Norlander, and Renee Lynch co-authored an article titled, “Data Challenges for Public Libraries: African Perspectives and the Social Context of Knowledge.” The article, published online in the journal Information Development, sheds light on the collection and use of data by libraries in sixteen countries across Africa.
Randy Orwin shared helpful teleworking advice in a recent KING 5 News segment: FBI shares tips to prevent 'Zoombombing' while working remotely during coronavirus.
Congratulations to the awardees for the Dean’s Innovation Funds (formerly FASTER). The following projects have been awarded $5,000 each:
- Hala Annabi and Karen Fisher for Supporting Microenterprise for Arab Women through Privacy and Information Management Practices: iSchool research has made significant contributions to supporting gender equity in different contexts. The goals of this project are: 1) to understand concepts of identity and privacy for Arab women engaged in microenterprise; 2) to understand the causes, nature and implications of information and privacy-related barriers encountered by Arab business women; and 3) through a user-centered, co-design approach identify techniques for improving women’s participation in microenterprise that can increase their digital security and personal safety.
- Bob Boiko for The Skill It Up Pedagogy and Learning Platform: Skill It Up is a complete learning management system that is designed to deliver scalable student-centered education. In version 3 and beyond, Bob will take the system to a new set of capabilities including: the ability for the tool to deliver an entire curriculum not just a single class; allowing multiple instructors to simultaneously teach across the curriculum; allowing students across the curriculum to peer-teach and mentor each other; the ability for people outside the class and school to act as mentors and endorsers for students in the class.
- Chirag Shah for Intelligent Systems for Exploration and Access (iSEA) of Information: The Information School can be a leader in research and education in the general area of information retrieval (IR) and access, as well as specific applications of search, personalization, and recommendation. We have an opportunity to create a center of innovation in this domain, educate our students to meet the growing demands by various sectors, and establish as a leader in the Seattle area.
- Documents that Changed the World has been added to the growing list of digital resources compiled by the UW Alumni Association for the Stronger Together program.
- Documents that Changed the World was also included in a podcast roundup for the UW News article, “UW-created podcasts: ‘Crossing North’ by Scandinavian Studies — also College of Education, Information School’s Joe Janes, a discussion of soil health.”
- was interviewed by The Atlantic for an article titled, “We Can’t Tell How Bad Things Really Are.”