Connecting Seniors Through Every Citizen Online

Published on: February 21, 2012

By Amanda Murphy Tech Wise, L.L.C. knows seniors. It specializes in training senior citizens through more than 60 computer courses targeted to help seniors learn technology skills. When Bill Boxler, co-owner of Tech Wise, was made aware of Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online free computer and Internet training program for Ohio adults, he knew it was a great fit for …

Ohio’s Broadband Landscape 2012

Published on: February 9, 2012

By Amanda Murphy Following Ohio’s State of the State address earlier this week by Governor John Kasich, Connect Ohio is releasing their State of Broadband report 2012.

ECO Participants Learn Computer Short Cuts & How to Relate to Grandchildren Through Technology

Published on: February 8, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven It is imperative in the world today that every person has a working knowledge of computers and the Internet–no matter what the age demographics may be. Whether you have limited computer skills or no experience at all, learning what computers and the Internet have to offer can add convenience and opportunity to your daily life. Now is …

The Future of E-Health & the Senior Impact

Published on: February 2, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven The goal of many public health advocates and the medical community is to have access to timely, reliable information about healthcare, and electronic healthcare (e-health) is making access possible. This goal is specifically important to seniors, who often have a greater number of health conditions and use healthcare services and prescriptions drugs at a more frequent rate …

Every Citizen Online Classes Help Adults Build Computer Skills for Employment

Published on: January 9, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven Southern State Community College (SSCC) has partnered with Connect Ohio to train adults through the Every Citizen Online (ECO) program on basic computer and Internet use. More than 15,000 adults across Ohio have taken the training program to expand their technological capabilities. The free courses are helping Fayette County area adults connect and communicate online in ways …

2011 Review: ECO Progress, Last Mile Successes, New Initiatives & Partnerships

Published on: December 28, 2011

By Amanda Murphy As 2011 draws to a close and the start of a new year quickly approaches, Connect Ohio would like to share the progress of its current programs over the past 12 months and exciting new partnerships and initiatives underway that are already projecting a sensational 2012. Connect Ohio is especially enthusiastic about the new year after the …

Columbus Library Patrons Connect with Family, Learn Job Skills Through ECO Training

Published on: December 27, 2011

By COH Staff “I feel like a dinosaur,” said Carole Jones after being asked why she signed up for the Every Citizen Online (ECO) free basic computer training course. Before taking the course at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Jones had never turned on a computer. Technology is advancing and changing beyond what Jones was used to. …

Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Clark State Community College

Published on: December 21, 2011

By COH Staff Connect Ohio has named Clark State Community College (CSCC) an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. The ECO all-star award was presented to Gary Kuhn, contract training facilitator for the Corporate and Public Services Department for the college, by executive director Stu Johnson during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting, held in Columbus December 9, 2011. Connect …

Every Citizen Online Helps More Than Just First-Time Computer Users

Published on: December 19, 2011

By COH Staff Since January 2011, the Marion Public Library has had 156 people take advantage of their Every Citizen Online (ECO) basic computer-training program. The classes, geared towards beginner computer users, can be beneficial to anyone looking to broaden their current computer and broadband skills. A Marion County couple, Bob and Marjorie Banks, were prompted to register for the …

Connect Ohio Selected as Semi-Finalist for TechColumbus Innovation Award

Published on: December 15, 2011

By Amanda Murphy The TechColumbus Innovation Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation by recognizing outstanding technology achievements in Central Ohio. Connect Ohio has been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Innovation in Non-profit Service Delivery category. “It is an honor to be a Semi-Finalist for this award and to be recognized for our innovations in the delivery of the Every …