Action Research · Citizen Professionals

Citizen Professional Toolkits

Chip Bruce speaks of exploration kits in a recent blog post [Backpack-based exploration kits] would be available to individual youth, or to organizations such as community centers, after-school programs, boys and girls clubs, 4-H, and so on. They would allow youth to take tools into many different settings, thus promoting ubiquitous learning. I have been… Continue reading Citizen Professional Toolkits

Action Research · Citizen Professionals · Research

Equal Voices in a Digital World

I’ve been working on an exercise to develop a mission statement for my research.  I think I’m settling on the following. Helping communities have an equal voice in a digital world.  To accomplish this mission, it is important to: inform communities on how emerging technologies and trends are opening up new possibilities for community action;… Continue reading Equal Voices in a Digital World

Citizen Professionals · Community Informatics

Big Broadband and Citizen Professionals

I’ve followed with passing interest the development of fiber to the home (FTTH) that is occuring in a few areas around our country and much more extensively overseas.  Along with others, I have wondered just how valuable that much speed really is for most people.  Still, it seems somewhat disconcerting to think that we’ve gone… Continue reading Big Broadband and Citizen Professionals