Did OLT contribute to improved accessibility to learning technologies?
Project sponsors and partners agreed that funded projects have broadened access to learning opportunities (95%) by helping develop the communities’ technological infrastructure (66%) and facilitating the development of community expertise in learning technologies (74%). All initiatives have improved accessibility to learning technologies by partnering with organizations with access to targeted end-users. The CLN initiative has had the strongest relationship to the community as evidenced through significant linkages to Community Access Program (CAP) sites. Almost half (44%) of all CLN projects were directly linked, through the project partner or sponsor, to a CAP site. Additionally, by funding CLN projects facilitated by community colleges or institutes (22%) and non-profit organizations (38%) that serve the community, OLT has further increased accessibility to learning technologies. Although the CLN funded projects have a range of specific objectives, most were aimed at increasing lear