Youth Community Informatics

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Title

Youth Community Informatics

Subject

Internet Communications, Campus--Community, Science and Technology, Community Organization, Non-profit, Education--k-12, Youth

Description

This is a hyperlink to a website documenting some aspect of the African-American experience in Champaign-Urbana. Copy-and-paste the below link into your browser to open the site. If the link does not work please contact us or try visiting the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/.

The Community Informatics Initiative promotes teaching and research related to community informatics (CI), the study of communities and how they interact with technology. Students and faculty who work in community informatics collaborate closely with community members to cultivate innovative technological solutions to the many issues facing society today including poverty, violence, food security, and more. People involved in CI use insights from fields such as sociology, planning, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information science, and management studies to promote social, cultural, and economic development of communities. CI features hands-on engagement through partnerships with local, national, and international organizations through a project centered approach that allows students to experience the intersection of theory and practice as they build sustained relationships with communities.

The Community Informatics Initiative (CII) is supported by a 2007-11 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Illinois Informatics Institute.

The projects related to this website are nearly complete and thus the dynamic aspects of the site are no longer working. This site will be archived and searchable and we will continue to write up our findings from these projects. Please contact cii@illinois.edu with any questions.

Creator

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Source

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Contributor

Sharon Irish, Martin Wolske

Type

Website

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Citation

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, “Youth Community Informatics,” eBlack Champaign-Urbana, accessed November 21, 2019, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/1732.

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