Technology Literacy Collaborative
The Technology Literacy Collaborative is a network of digital inclusion supporters committed to sharing best practices, advocating for technology and digital literacy skills and access, and promoting collaborative efforts.
TLC members provide input to IT from a community organization perspective, help us connect with state and national digital inclusion efforts, as well as the regional library system.
IT’s focus with the TLC is on the Phillips Hub, engaging with stakeholders on our survey results, improving and updating public access and training location data (the "CTC Finder") and staying connected with regional and national digital inclusion efforts. We need help from data architects/programmers, GIS enthusiasts, and web designers to develop a Community Technology Asset System for Minneapolis and beyond.
On February 23, 2013, we received help from community technologists at the Open Twin Cities Hack-a-Thon to develop a data export from the TLC site to populate the public access locations for the national Connect2Compete zip code locator, now available on the EveryoneOn.org website.
Through our connection with TLC members, IT has built relationships with key partners in the digital inclusion arena: Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services, Community Technology Empowerment Project AmeriCorps program (CTEP), the University of Minnesota UROC as part of the Broadband Access Project, Project for Pride in Living, Waite House-Pillsbury United Communities and more.
IT’s involvement with TLC includes:
- TLC Executive Committee
- Assist in maintaining the TLC digital inclusion contacts and mailing list
- Assist in maintaining the Community Tech Center locations (CTCs) – IT helps maintain the Community Technology Center data on the TLC website (the “CTC Finder”) for Minneapolis locations.
- Participate in and plan events
Thanks to all who contributed!
Last updated Jun 8, 2017