Want to learn more about the Kansas City Public Library's "Hotspots for Learning" initiative? A great article by Ted Hesson was featured in the National Journal today. You can read the article in full here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/s/616831
"The program, expected to be announced Tuesday, will offer about 10,000 Wi-Fi units through branches of the New York Public Library, the Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library, funded partly with a $1 million donation from Google Inc. "
The final report from the Digital Inclusion Summit in October will be presented at the Town Hall on January 16, 2015. This report serves to capture and organize the feedback, ideas and discussions that took place. It sets the stage for the development of a formal organization that is charged with solving the Digital Divide in Kansas City and establishes guiding principles and strategies.
Organizers of the 2014 Kansas City Digital Inclusion Summit — a first-of-its-kind event addressing troublesome gaps in residents’ access to computers and the Internet — return three months after that daylong gathering to deliver their official report.
The October summit examined trends, discussed challenges and opportunities, spotlighted current inclusion efforts, and shared best practices. Since then civic leaders and other individuals and organizations have been exploring ways to bridge Kansas City's digital divide by providing better Internet access and quality tech education.
The town hall meeting also features an announcement of a new digital inclusion coalition and presentation of an action plan.
Co-presented by the Kansas City Digital Inclusion Coalition.