e-VT Newsletter ~ November 2011 edition
e-Communities in a Digital Age: e-Vermont’s third regional day-long workshop is coming to Lyndon State College on November 19th. Anne Galloway of VtDigger.org will be the keynote speaker. Session topics include mobilizing community resources during emergencies, a hands-on lab about digital tools for business, a showcase of how technology is expanding the classroom for 4-6th graders, and a preview of how town meetings can engage a wider audience. Register today!
The goal of e-Vermont is for every home to have high speed subscriptions, but sometimes the infrastructure isn’t available, the subscriptions cost more than a household can afford, or computer users are simply on the road and don’t have that home or office access! e-Vermont communities have found lots of different ways to help people find high speed Internet access. Here are some of the ways e-Vermont is helping:
At the e-Communities in a Digital Age workshop, a morning panel will take interested participants through the many options for improving public Internet access in their own towns. Click here for details and to register.
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e-Communities in a Digital Age Conference: Saturday November 19th, 8am - 4:30pm. Register today!
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Community Events: See the FULL CALENDAR of e-Vermont events.
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Contact Helen Labun Jordan, Program Director, at 802-225-6091.
We all know that public libraries are vital sources of information, but how much do we know about the online information they make available 24 hours a day?
As part of our webinar series, e-Vermont is offering Your Library Presents: Information 24/7 on November 8th, 10th and 15th.
Find out how your library is offering resources for job seeking and career exploration, lifelong learning, genealogy, and creating and maintaining small businesses that are available to you 24/7 from any computer with internet access. We’ll take a brief tour of Career Transitions, Universal Class, PowerSpeak, HeritageQuest Online, and Small Business Resources Center.
To attend, go to the webinar link at www.e4vt.org on the date and time of your choice from any computer with a high speed Internet connection. Free. No pre-registration required.
We encourage you to log in 5 min. before the session begins. You will need to turn on your computer’s sound/speakers.
Webinar Dates (same webinar repeated):
If this webinar interests you, also check out the Public Libraries in the 21st Century session at the e-Communities in a Digital Age regional workshop. Click here for details and to register.
e-Vermont business adviser Pat Ripley has worked with a wide variety of Vermont’s small businesses over the last year – in fact, he has provided one-on-one advising to 75 businesses and had almost 400 people attend his 30 workshops. This business advising is possible through e-Vermont’s partnership with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC).
The e-Vermont website has recently made some of Pat’s information available to anyone interested in learning more about Internet basics for businesses.
An important component of the VtSBDC approach to working with businesses on effective use of the Internet is that everything ties back to their fundamental business goals and strategies. The many new tools available online don’t replace the need for strong business basics. Find out more about VtSBDC’s statewide resources for business planning at their website vtsbdc.org.
If you haven’t been to an e-Vermont business workshop yet, check out the business sessions available at the e-Communities in a Digital Age regional workshop. Click here for details and to register.
Do you want more than the occasional newsletter update? E-Vermont has a Facebook Page (/e4vt.org) and Twitter Account (@eVermont). If you aren’t following us, here are some of the things you’ve missed in the last few weeks: