Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology
Michael Crandall, Karen E. Fisher
Information Today, Inc., 2009 - Computers - 185 pages
In this important book, Michael Crandall and Karen E. Fisher and a dozen contributors have made "Digital Inclusion" their rallying cry. They provide a framework for thinking about the effects of community technology on digital inclusion and present concrete examples of the impact successful community technology providers have had on individual users, communities, and society as a whole.Through an examination of efforts by community technology organizations in Washington State, Digital Inclusion offers a model for educating policy makers about the actual impacts of such efforts, along with suggestions for practical implementation. The case studies and analyses presented here will be of critical interest to community technology centers, libraries, government service agencies, and any other organization (or funder) that uses technology to deliver services to the information poor.
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What Is Community Technology?
The Communities Connect Network
The Research Context
REAL LIFE EXAMPLES
La Casa HogarBringing Families Into
4H Network NewsTeaching Youth
Tacoma ClubhouseHelping Students Succeed
Yesler Terrace Community CenterGrowing
The Situated Logic Model A Method
The Process Putting It All Together
The Situated Logic Model in the Real World
Resources and Further Exploration
Washington State Law 6438
Presentation to Senate Economic
Community Technology Center
About the Contributors
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