The NT100 represents an authoritative global list of the most inspiring applications of digital technology for social good.
8th November 2013
London, November 8th: From fighting human trafficking with data to harnessing the power of the crowd to beat cancer, 100 inspiring uses of technology to tackle the world’s biggest problems have been revealed as part of a new social enterprise initiative.
The Nominet Trust 100, or NT100, is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative global list of the most inspiring applications of digital technology for social good.
When Apps for Good launched in 2010, we had fewer than 50 students in two centres and a team of five. For the 2013/14 academic year, we have 20,000 students and a team of 15. That is a 40,000% increase in our student numbers in three years. We are not just growing – we’re in hypergrowth.
A youth project which aims to eradicate the perception that young individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds will achieve less in life aims to find a digital solution with a 30-hour digital marathon.
The EEF and Nominet Trust funds new projects to test impact on pupil attainment
1st November 2013
Schools will be testing whether new technology – including iPads, texting parents and online preparation for lessons – can help less advantaged pupils achieve better results in seven new programmes announced today by the Education Endowment Foundation and Nominet Trust.
The use of technology in schools has never been more widespread. It offers new ways to engage pupils and parents, and could make it possible to redesign the curriculum and school day in radical ways. Yet in most cases, the impact of this innovation on learning is unproven.
I’m not sure if it’s Russell Brand’s recent exchange with Paxman or preparations that Nominet Trust is making for the annual Locality conference but I’ve been thinking a bit about activism – and specifically digital activism - over the last week.
Of course, activism is nothing new – people have been involved in petitions, marches, demonstrations and sit-ins for generations. But the tools have changed and we are increasingly seeing people taking action online to bring about change.
Virtually Free Ltd, a UK based start-up, has been awarded a £50,000 Nominet Trust grant to develop Agoraphobia Free, a unique new app to help people cope with agoraphobia.
28th October 2013
Virtually Free Ltd, a UK based technology start-up that develops apps to improve emotional health, has been awarded a major Nominet Trust grant to develop Agoraphobia Free, its latest app to help people suffering from agoraphobia, an extreme fear of situations where escape might be difficult or help might not be available if things go wrong. This will be the third app developed by the company following the success of Phobia Free and Stress Free.