Earlier this year, here, I wrote about the possibilities of school-based digital learning and the challenges that inequitable access to technological resources and skills pose to those possibilities.
Since then, the Broadband Rhode Island Digital Literacy program has gotten off the ground. Found online at http://literacy.broadband.ri.gov/, the BBRI Digital Literacy program aims to educate Rhode Islanders who lack access to and information about technology through a freely available curriculum, volunteer instructors, and face-to-face classes based in communities and locations where the need for digital literacy education is highest.
You may want to take a class, become an instructor, or connect an organization that you’re a part of with BBRI‘s work. I am not currently involved personally, but think that the initiative is a great addition to our state’s education resources. Check it out and help spread the word.