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					Brian Bell
Parkland College
DCEO Digital Divide
                        “Bridging the Digital Divide”
Grant Coordinator            {one person at a time!!!}
Maria Mobasseri
Parkland College
CSIT Department Chair
DCEO, NSF, WIA
Grant Writer & PI
Types of Digital Divides
 Access to Education and training
 Access to physical equipment
 Access to the global network (internet)
 Access to broadband network speeds (UC 2B HELP!)
   Sub categories
       Race

       Region

       Income

       Level of Education

        “The digital divide is what happened to you while you were at
                                      work”
 Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
Illustration demonstrating some local areas are
     competing with the developing word.
 Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
 Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
My office at Parkland
  Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
 Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
NSF GRANT
Mission: Building Communities
 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
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
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
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
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
What have we done?
Recruiting
 Contests
 Open House
 College Class Visits
 Informational Kickoffs
 Women in Computer Science Clubs
 Workshops (Middle School, High School)




                 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


                  Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
                 Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
Retention




        Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
       Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
Minimizing the Digital Divide




         Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
        Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
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
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


                          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.




                   Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
                  Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
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
Our Partners: They help with donations,
resources and funds!!




                                                          Baltimore Air Coil


             Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
            Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
Our Class




         Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
        Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
What we give




        Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
       Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
Who we help


                                                                     Ester and Charles
                                Donated Computer                     (volunteer)
 Raulene and Richard
                                   Recipients




       Raulene Maria
                                                                     Judy
                        Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
                       Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872
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.
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!!
Hardware evolution!!




 10,000 pounds   4 pounds!
Human evolution: Success
                                                 Kimberly & Flora

                                 Applications Certifications of
                                 Completion.

                                 Microsofts Elevate America




        Brian D. Bell Parkland College Outreach
       Coordinator bbell@parkland.edu 217-373-3872

				
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