From Access to Outcomes: Raising the Aspirations for Technology Initiatives in Low-Income Communities

From Access to Outcomes: Raising the Aspirations for Technology Initiatives in Low-Income Communities

From Access to Outcomes: Raising the Aspirations for Technology Initiatives in Low-Income Communities (24 pages, HTML and PDF), a new report from the Reston, Virginia-based Morino Institute, starts from the premise that technology is not an end in itself and proceeds to examine ways that technology can be applied to achieve tangible and meaningful improvement in the quality of life for families living on the margins of society. The report presents the Institute's "outcomes-oriented" thinking on the issue in the form of ten key "premises" (e.g., "Focus on Narrowing Social -- Not Digital -- Divides," "Concentrate on Achieving Concrete Outcomes," "Apply Technology to Help Build Capacity," "Recognize That Technology Requires Its Own Capacity"), each of which is linked to an individual case study. A fast but interesting read from a thought leader in the field.