Category Archives: Digital Skills

Connect Chicago Innovation Program Applications Open

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Today, City Tech is pleased to announce the launch of the Connect Chicago Innovation Program along with funders Microsoft, Comcast, Sprint, the Lenovo Foundation, Gogo, Clarity Partners, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Connect Chicago Innovation Program will support collaborative, new ideas to increase tech access, skills, and engagement across Chicago….

Pictures from the Community Technology Forum at Windsor Park Lutheran Church

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The Community Technology Forums are participatory design sessions aimed at understanding hyperlocal digital equity ideas, assets, and needs. Hosted in partnership with nonprofits and community anchor institutions in Chicago’s neighborhoods, these sessions will give residents an opportunity to articulate a vision for technology in their community. The forums will be facilitated by Professor Sheena Erete, Jessa…

Infographic: Connect Chicago in 2016

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Pictures from the Community Technology Forum at GSDC

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The Community Technology Forums are participatory design sessions aimed at understanding hyperlocal digital equity ideas, assets, and needs. Hosted in partnership with nonprofits and community anchor institutions in Chicago’s neighborhoods, these sessions will give residents an opportunity to articulate a vision for technology in their community. The forums will be facilitated by Professor Sheena Erete, Jessa…

Infographic: Internet & Computers in Chicago Homes 2013 – 2015

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Lessons from CUTGroup Focus Groups on Digital Skills

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Smart Chicago’s Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) conducted focus groups on digital skills and digital skills resources in Chicago. One of the goals of the focus groups was to understand how we can better connect residents to technology resources in their neighborhood. To read all of the lessons and access all of the data from these…