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Blog // Connect Ohio

June 2013 is Digital Learning Month at Connect Ohio and Connected Nation

By Lyndsey Kleven

June is Digital Learning Month at Connect Ohio and Connected Nation. Our aim is to highlight the benefits and needs for digital learning programs, partners, and applications. According to the FCC, 66 million people in the U.S. lack basic digital literacy skills. In addition, 15 percent of people who do not adopt broadband-- 10.4 million adults-- say that a lack of digital literacy skills is the main reason they do not subscribe to broadband.  Connect Ohio is committed to expanding digital learning and has established several programs to help with this goal. Every Citizen Online-- Connect Ohio has implemented a statewide broadband...

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e-Waste Recycle Drive

By Lyndsey Kleven

RecycleForce Columbus and Goodwill Columbus are co-hosting multiple e-Waste Recycling Events. The first event is this Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Goodwill, 3608 Main Street, Hillard, OH. Download the flyer

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New Printers Distributed to New Computer Users

By Lyndsey Kleven

In January, partner organizations of the Every Citizen Online free basic computer-training program received 910 new printers from Connect Ohio. The printers were donated by Lexmark, are wireless, and valued at nearly $100 each. Printers were distributed among the training sites for use as individualized ECO promotions or to fulfill printer needs for the organizations. Many sites chose to distribute the new printers by means of random drawing among ECO participants completing the training, with many printers still left to be distributed! The ECO training program is available to any Ohio adult and consists of 6 hours of basic training. The...

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Ohio Community Welcomes First Comprehensive Technology Plan

By Lyndsey Kleven

Harrison County, Ohio now has an action plan to make way for greater technology use across the community and pave the way for a brighter economic future. The Technology Action Plan was unveiled Tuesday at the Puskarich Public Library as part of Harrison County’s participation in the Connected Community Engagement Program through Connect Ohio. Six Ohio communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program, but Harrison County is the state’s first to unveil its official Technology Action Plan and be presented with a detailed action plan for the future. “Receiving this Connected community Technology Action Plan is a huge...

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