Bridging the Digital Divide: An Evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer, Community Computer Education Program for Low-Income Youth and Adults
This article details the evaluation of a train-the-trainer program aimed at bridging the digital divide among adolescents, youth, and adults in poor urban communities within the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Teens were trained in computer skills and teaching skills to others and then went into their communities and facilitated training sessions with children and adults of varying ages and abilities. The evaluation found that teen trainers experienced increases in computer skills, computer self-efficacy, and empathy for others and that the secondary participants experienced increases in computer skills. The article discusses implications for future efforts bridging the digital divide.
Mutchler, M. S., Anderson, S. A., Taylor, U. R., & Hamilton, W. (2006). Bridging the Digital Divide: An Evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer, Community Computer Education Program for Low-Income Youth and Adults. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/4