Community IT workshops as a strategy for community learning

John M. Carroll, Paula M. Bach, Mary Beth Rosson, Cecelia Merkel, Umer Farooq, Lu Xiao

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFirst Monday
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 7 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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