Community IT workshops as a strategy for community learning

John M. Carroll

Abstract


A university-community partnership to develop strategies for sustainable IT learning in local non-profit organizations initiated the Central Pennsylvania Community Information Technology Workshop series in 2003. The original goal was narrow and modest: To plan a set of participatory action research projects in which Penn State faculty and students would work with members of Centre County (Pennsylvania) non-profit community groups to develop IT infrastructures and applications. Through four years the workshops grew into a broader strategy for facilitating a continuous and self-initiated learning process in the community.

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community information technology workshop

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i4.2052



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