Foundations of Digital Inclusion

Members $125/Non-members $250

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

I really appreciated the framing of these issues as being tied to larger, structural inequities. It raised the stakes and made me feel motivated to keep working.
Course participant

Course Overview

Context

Learn about the digital divide in the United States and its impacts on individuals in different communities.

Terminology & Data

Learn the key concepts, terminology, and data sources when researching or planning digital inclusion programs.

Programs & Practices

Learn how digital inclusion practitioners create and manage programs that address different aspects of the digital divide.

Description

As our society becomes increasingly dependent on the digital economy, understanding the barriers to accessing digital resources is critical for nonprofits, education institutions, and governments. This course examines the core questions of digital inclusion, explores academic and data resources, and discusses real-world programs.

Presenters

Daniel Lucio

Government and Community Affairs Manager
Google Fiber
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Daniel Lucio is the Government and Community Affairs Manager for Google Fiber in Austin. He was an NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow from 2015 to 2016. At Google Fiber he creates and manages programs, investments and partnerships with nonprofits, local governments, and community stakeholders. These programs focus on providing resources to digitally distressed and underserved communities in Austin. Daniel also volunteers with a number of nonprofits that focus on social justice, homelessness and environmental conservation. 

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)
Homework
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Live Event

Recording Available
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20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
90min
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)

Pre-Work

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.

Homework

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:

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NTEN Professional Certificate

CFRE

CAE