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What are technology's effects on culture?

There are more mobile phones than adults in most African countries. This is having a significant economic, social and cultural impact on the continent. One of the cultural effects has been a growth in the number of innovators and entrepreneurs leveraging mobile technology in areas like business, healthcare and education.

Navy Announces Launch of Culture and Language Training Mobile App

The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) has launched a mobile application for training products and working aids hosted by Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).

Want to keep cultural traditions alive? There’s an app for that!

Feng Lim, co-founder and chief executive officer of CultureGuru, recently announced the creation of an app which helps track Asian holidays and cultural events.

The Cross ­Cultural Assessment Tool

The Cross-Cultural Assessment Tool was developed in 2010 by ARI and 361 Interactive with the support of funding through the Small Business Innovation Research effort. The tool is a standalone battery of questions that is administered on a computer and assesses an individual Soldier’s cross-­cultural competence.

IARPA can help develop, deploy enhanced soft power

The U.S. intelligence community’s relatively new research and development group can include efforts to enhance soft power assets as part of their ongoing activities dealing with emerging challenges.

The recently-formed Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has evolved from previous intelligence activities and is now trying to model itself on the respected Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity (DARPA), created in 1958.

Mood Meter App Helps Users Recognize, Understand, Label, and Regulate Emotions

The Mood Meter app is based on RULER, an evidence-based approach to teaching social and emotional learning.

Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute helps to preserve and promote culture online by bringing together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

DLNSEO sponsors Alelo to develop VCAT Caribbean for J7

Alelo has completed delivery of VCAT Caribbean for the Joint Forces Development (J7) bringing the total number of VCAT’s to nine (9). VCATs are designed to teach cultural awareness and mission-focused language skills for general purpose forces deploying to different regions of the world.