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Kelsa+: Digital literacy for low-income office workers

Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Sambit Satpathy, Lilian Zia, Kentaro Toyama, Sean Blagsvedt, Udai Singh Pawar, Thanuja Subramaniam
2009 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)  
Kelsa+ is an initiative through which organizations in developing countries can increase digital literacy and skill development among such low-income workers, through the provision of an Internetconnected  ...  For workers, broad gains were seen in confidence, self-esteem, and basic digital literacy, while a few individuals experienced improvements in second-language (English) proficiency and career opportunities  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT To the workers involved in this project, we owe our most sincere thanks, for allowing us to examine and learn from their experience.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ictd.2009.5426713 dblp:conf/ictd/RatanSZTBPS09 fatcat:zhchkgzqlfcpdfxvcb7ombma4q

Turk-Life in India

Neha Gupta, David Martin, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Jacki O'Neill
2014 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Supporting Group Work - GROUP '14  
Previous studies on Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT), the most well-known marketplace for microtasks, show that the largest population of workers on AMT is U.S. based, while the second largest is based in  ...  Understanding the 'lived work' of crowdwork is a valuable first step for technology design.  ...  This finding was also validated by the 18-month long Kelsa+ project which showed that even low-income workers with limited literacy in English and computers, have the potential to develop these skills  ... 
doi:10.1145/2660398.2660403 dblp:conf/group/GuptaMHO14 fatcat:ikwfmseborc4xf3xnlumau7r5i

Turking in a Global Labour Market

David Martin, Jacki O'Neill, Neha Gupta, Benjamin V. Hanrahan
2016 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)  
The design of the platform has important consequences for how Turkers experience and understand the market (including its global or transnational nature).  ...  This paper examines how working in the global labour market of Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) impacts upon and is understood by two different groups of workers.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to all the members of Turker Nation and our Indian Turkers for participating in and enabling this research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10606-015-9241-6 fatcat:hswwfvvv6rev5psvrjnu5rvjte

Gendered economies of extraction: Seeking permanence amidst the rubble of Bengaluru's construction industry

Rebecca Bowers
2019 unpublished
But what of those who lay the foundations for this possibility?  ...  Making visible employer strategies to maintain flexible labour, it also explores workers' efforts to counter precarity via the state and their own forms of collective organisation.  ...  Inches from the huts was the rubbish dump for the surrounding offices and apartments as well as the parking spaces for residents' and office workers' two wheelers.  ... 
doi:10.13140/rg.2.2.27720.47368 fatcat:tujtrnfxbjgm7mbpynwt2fvvnq

120th Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference, Medical Library Association, Inc., May 19, 2020, and July 27–August 28, 2020

JJ Pionke, Ellen M. Aaronson
2021 Journal of the Medical Library Association  
Kelsa Bartley: Hello, we are the 2019-2020 MLA Rising Stars: Kelsa Bartley, Kathryn Houk, Jane Morgan-Daniel, and Elaina Vitale.  ...  The IMLS funding, section and chapter funds, and contributions by other organizations helped keep the cost of RTI low.  ...  And Shane, cheers for you. Julia Esparza: The Naomi C.  ... 
doi:10.5195/jmla.2021.1169 pmid:33424478 pmcid:PMC7781040 fatcat:d6yuuwwa2rhwlgcjfgn4rsw5cu