Open Badges establish a common framework for recognizing achievements and competencies between employers, professionals and educational providers. We have explored the basics of Open Badges as a solution for showcasing the skills of the future of work. These badges are displayed as a digital symbol that can be posted on a website or different social media channels such as … [Read more...] about Building learning pathways with digital badges
In the coming years, we will pass from the digital era to the quantum era. This article presents the basic elements of quantum computing, one of the technologies with the most disruptive potential. The digital transformation is changing the world faster than ever. But would you believe that the digital age is about to end? Digital literacy has already been identified as an … [Read more...] about How does quantum computing work?
These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
Through its second year, the IDB initiative continues to pioneer a vision of the catalytic potential of open source software in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also changing the way development institutions approach technology projects through open-source collaboration. Today, the IDB celebrates two years since the launch of its Code for Development platform. This … [Read more...] about Code for Development: celebrating two years of opening software to the public
The journey of an algorithm from its original use for research at the Inter-American Development Bank to a new application where it could help save lives. What was once developed for research on academic services in Latin America and the Caribbean, today responds to needs even in New York, where the reuse of this particular tool has supported improving the access and … [Read more...] about How an open-source algorithm was reused to improve health services in New York City