What is Everyone On -- and why should you care about it?
Submitted by David J. Rosen on April 9, 2015 - 4:57pm
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Curious: What is Everyone On -- and why should I care about it?
David: So far, in our Everyone On poll here, no one who has responded knows an adult learner who has benefited from Everyone On.
Curious: So, why should I care about that?
David: I think for the first time, adult learners -- and adult basic education teachers -- are eligible for inexpensive ways to get broadband access to the web from a classroom, and/or from home. (Does anyone know if tutors are also eligible?)
Curious: What do you mean by "inexpensive"?
David: Last I looked: a refurbished desktop computer: $150 (approximately); monthly broadband wireless access $10 (approximately); classroom router -- so a teacher who does not now have broadband in her/his classroom can get it: $40 (approximately).
Curious: Wow! But, I had heard that this was just for income-eligible families....?
David: Not anymore. Since OCTAE (U.S. Department of Education) is a partner in Everyone On, at least if an adult basic skills instructor goes through the adult basic skills entrance to everyoneon at http://www.everyoneon.org/welcome, adult learners and instructors can also benefit. Read about this at http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/ovae/2014/04/09/octae-is-working-to-get-everyone-on/ (Does anyone know if the only way that adult learners and teachers can benefit is by going through this web page? Could they also go through http://www.everyoneon.org?)
Curious: Is this available in every single part of the U.S.?
David: I don't know. If you go onto the web site you can find out if it is available in your part of the country.
Curious: Hmmm, I'll check it out.
If you are curious about Everyone On and have other questions, post them here. Together we'll try to find answers to your questions. Meanwhile, did you notice I posted instructions on how to find the Everyone On poll here. If you haven't yet, please take the poll now. Thanks!
David J. Rosen
Technology and Learning CoP Moderator