Data for digital inclusion

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

He's definitely one of the main digital inclusion experts, so I really was excited to hear everything from him, and he didn't disappoint.
Former course participant

Course Overview


Understand the context in which digital inclusion data is gathered.

Available datasets

Explore and evaluate available digital inclusion data.


Use data to tell stories, build partnerships, and access funding.


How can you measure digital inclusion in a community? It takes a deeper understanding of data and how it can inform strategic digital equity decisions.

In this course, you’ll explore the wide-ranging digital inclusion components and data tools for assessing your community. You’ll increase your ability to develop programs and partnerships by building knowledge of available public data. You’ll get familiar with the ways data can be compiled, filtered, and interpreted to tell stories, make a case, access resources, and further your mission.


Roberto Gallardo

Assistant Director
Purdue Center for Regional Development
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Roberto Gallardo is Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. He holds an electronics engineering undergraduate degree, a master's in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Gallardo has worked with rural communities over the past decade conducting local & regional community economic development, including use of technology for development.
Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)

Live Event

Recording Available
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)


Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.


Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate