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  • 1. “Bridging the Digital Divide” {one person at a time!!!} Brian Bell Parkland College DCEO Digital Divide Grant Coordinator Maria Mobasseri Parkland College CSIT Department Chair DCEO, NSF, WIA Grant Writer & PI
  • 2. Types of Digital Divides  Access to Education and training  Access to physical equipment  Access to the global network (internet)  Access to broadband network speeds (UC2B HELP!)  Sub categories  Race  Region  Income  Level of Education “The digital divide is what happened to you while you were at work”
  • 3. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 4. Illustration demonstrating some local areas are competing with the developing word.
  • 5. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 6. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 7. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 My office at Parkland
  • 8. Six central Illinois colleges have joined forces to address a common problem: the small number of women and minority students completing college programs in Computer Science and Information Technology. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 NSF GRANT Mission: Building Communities
  • 9. 2008 Statistics for Women  56% of Advance Placement (AP) test-takers were female  51% of AP Calculus test-takers were female  17% of AP Computer Science test-takers were female  65% of Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalists in Biochemistry were female  35% of ISEF finalists in Mathematics were female  19% of ISEF finalists in Computer Science were female (source: National Center for Women & Information Technology, www.ncwit.org) Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 10. 2008 Statistics for Women  27% of Computer Scientists were female.  3% of Computer Scientists were female and African-American.  3% of Computer Scientists were female and Asian.  1% of Computer Scientists were female and Hispanic.  57% of professional occupations in the US workforce were held by women.  24% of professional IT-related occupations in the US workforce were held by women.  16% of corporate office positions at Fortune 500 technology companies were held by women. (source: National Center for Women & Information Technology, www.ncwit.org) Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 11. Challenges  Lack of numbers  Lack of student interest about computers  Lack of student knowledge about computers  Minority and female students must be recruited in different ways  Lack of female and minority role models Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 12. Systemic Issues  K–12  Little Exposure  Curriculum is weak  Recruitment issues (female students must be recruited differently)  Higher Education  Curriculum needs revision; application areas  Lack of “confidence”— different definitions of failure  Law of low numbers — lack of role models  Careers  Advancement on the technical ladder  Work / Home balance — job re-entry  Lack of women technical luminaries  Few IT start up business success stories Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 13. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 What have we done? Recruiting  Contests  Open House  College Class Visits  Informational Kickoffs  Women in Computer Science Clubs  Workshops (Middle School, High School)
  • 14. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 What have we done? Retention  Mentoring  Study Groups  Industry Tours  Educational Trips  Celebration and Retreat  Fundraising for Scholarship
  • 15. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Retention
  • 16. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Minimizing the Digital Divide
  • 17. Internships (Summer 2005 to Summer 2009) Total of 130 internships in the following fields: • Networking Administration • Microcomputer Support Specialist • Digital Media/Web Average of 33 graduates per year! Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 18. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Industry Employers (Where CSIT Grads Work) ADM EA Games Precision Graphics Amdocs Farm Credit Services Provena Medical Area Wide Technologies Frasca International Riverbed Technology Benchmark Computers Fusion Broadband Simplified Computers Busey Bank Health Alliance State Farm Carle Clinic Hobbico UIUC Carle Hospital Horizon Hobby Unified Networking CDG (Communications Data Group) Human Kinetics Visual Concepts (2K Games) Champaign Consortium Industrial Light Magic Volition Champaign Unit 4 Schools Intel Volo Broadband Christie Clinic NCTE Willis Computing CU Computing Parkland College Wolfram Research Defense Training & Technologies Plastipak
  • 19. Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 DCEO / Digital Divide Grant Mission: (Parkland College) is to target 300 individuals from the lowest income neighborhoods within Champaign-Urbana area. Each participant will receive at least 28 hours of project based, hands-on and practical technology training. Participants will basic computer skills, typing instructions, internet connectivity and access to certification training. Following our current format for Computer Literacy at Parkland College's Mattis facility, participants will have access to GED training, job placement information and printing services.
  • 20. Who are our clients  Currently at 1307 N Mattis Illinois Worknet Center  Class dynamics, basic overview  Over 40  Unemployed  50/50 Male – Female  50/50 Minority – Non Minority (white non-hispanic)  70% + no computer or internet access at home  Some areas have no access at all (Comcast ,etc.) dial up only! Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 21. Our Partners: They help with donations, resources and funds!! Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Baltimore Air Coil
  • 22. Our Class Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 23. What we give Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
  • 24. Who we help Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Donated Computer Recipients Raulene and Richard Raulene Maria Ester and Charles (volunteer) Judy
  • 25. How we help  Classroom style and one on one instruction.  Move clients into the future with knowledge of hardware, operating systems and applications.  From the last computer they may have used to the computer that’s coming out next month!  Teach valuable skills to assist current needs.(JOBS)  Bridge the gap, by bringing them up to speed, and give the tools to keep that speed.
  • 26. Curriculum : What they learn Hardware: The 2 Types of computers:  PC or MAC Operating systems:  XP, VISTA, SEVEN LINUX Applications:  Types  Embedded, Portable, Online, Virtual, Thinned  And the NEW Cloud!!
  • 27. Hardware evolution!! 10,000 pounds 4 pounds!
  • 28. Human evolution: Success Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872 Kimberly & Flora Applications Certifications of Completion. Microsofts Elevate America