e-Vermont built resources for communities & individuals who want to make better use of broadband tools in a variety of sectors. These toolkits present resources created in the course of implementing e-Vermont projects, although many of the concepts will be relevant to other states as well. For a much larger resource library, check the national site for digital learning initiatives at digitalliteracy.gov.
The e-Vermont project was one of over 200 projects funded through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). As a result of the project, NTIA published "Planning a Community Broadband Roadmap: A Toolkit for Local and Tribal Governments." It offers tips and advice from BTOP grantees and provides links to resources and tools. The goal of this publication is to help communities expand broadband access locally to create jobs, improve educational opportunities, promote economic development, spur private investment and facilitate the delivery of essential social services to their citizens. VCRD is proud to have contributed to this effort.
How to find and create public Internet access in your town
The iConnect training on skills for working with Internet beginners
Basic guides on how online tools can strengthen your business
Guidelines for getting your town's information online
Start the conversation about using online tools to meet important local goals
Tools to help you learn the basics of the online world
Tips for making a website that's easy for beginners to use
Information for educators about 1:1 computing initiatives
An introduction to digitizing collections of historic documents, pictures and other materials