Data for digital inclusion

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.

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Cost per course

Members $125/Non-members $250

Qualifying credits

NTEN professional certificate

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Certified Association Executive

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.

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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

Meet the presenter

Roberto Gallardo

Roberto Gallardo

Assistant Director

Purdue Center for Regional Development

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.

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