Connecting communities: Third generation community network projects

William C. Shuffstall, Theodore Roberts Alter, Jeffrey Cash Bridger, Sheila S. Sager

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Abstract

This article discuss the evolution of the community network movement and provides practical advice about how Extension educators can work with local leaders and community residents to initiate projects that increase diffusion and adoption of information technologies in their communities. Experience in Pennsylvania shows that the community development processes used to develop third generation community network projects increases the diffusion and adoption of information technologies and builds human and organizational capacity useful for addressing a wide variety of community issues. Readers are introduced to "Connecting Rural Communities," a guide to enhancing adoption of technology tools and infrastructure in rural communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

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  • Education

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    Shuffstall, W. C., Alter, T. R., Bridger, J. C., & Sager, S. S. (2007). Connecting communities: Third generation community network projects. Journal of Extension, 45(4).