Work and play in the information age: Technology utilization in Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Technology utilization in Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Abstract

Work and Play in the Information Age: Technology utilization in Boys & Girls Clubs of America focuses on after-school programs as venues for teaching about information technology and for preparing youth for the 21st century workforce. Through a detailed examination of selected sites from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the report describes and analyzes formal and informal attempts to provide technology-related access and learning opportunities for children, including the underserved. The findings illustrate many ways that specific programs introduce and enhance technical skills, promote Internet savvy and build computer fluency while simultaneously reinforcing core social development outcomes.

Recommended Citation

Sullivan, J., Vander Leest T., and A. Gordon. (2008). Work and Play in the Information Age. Seattle: University of Washington Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA).