ERIC Number: ED466522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Connecting Families to Computers and On-Line Networks: A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams.
This guide presents ideas about how communities can help low-income residents gain access to and learn how to use computers and the Internet. It discuses the efforts of Making Connections, a longitudinal project designed to strengthen families and neighborhoods. The introduction explains that residents in neighborhoods nationwide are learning to take advantage of the many opportunities available through technology. Projects in low income neighborhoods are helping residents access computers and the Internet. The next section, "Potential Requests, Opportunities, and Challenges," gives information about getting started, finding the resources, and pursuing strategies that might be useful. The third section, "Promising Approaches and Resources," helps Making Connections sites get started, describing five program types or strategies: community technology, housing-based computer learning centers, school-based extended day programs, community networks, and community programs and model partnerships. The last section, "Resources: People, Places, and Materials," includes lists of national technical assistance providers and other resource materials and websites. There is also a listing of community organizations that already sponsor technology projects in Making Connections neighborhoods. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Community Programs, Community Resources, Internet, Low Income Groups, Neighborhoods, Urban Areas
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624. For full text: http://www.aecf.org/tarc/publications/pubs.php.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Note: Part of a series from the Technical Assistance/Resource Center of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.