Jon Gant on digital communities

About Jon Gant: Dr. Jon Gant is a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he serves as the Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI). Jon is a national leader in the areas of digital inclusion and broadband adoption. In the past two years, Jon has published groundbreaking research in the areas of Internet access and use, including co-authoring the first report to examine broadband adoption among minority communities.

Topic of the class: Strategies for building digital communities Structure of the presentation:

  • Chip’s introduction
  • Understanding the internet
  • Broadband technology opportunity program
  • Digital mismatch
  • Open government
  • Corporate data
  • Freedom of Information
  • Lying on the internet
  • More inclusive technology


Jon Gant & Nicol Turner- Lee. 2011. Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government.