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Logic Learning

When a community does not have access to technology and the Internet, they fall behind communities that do. Access to technology and technical skills improves social and cultural capital and allows one to achieve mass economic gains in productivity. School kids without access and technical knowledge are more likely to be unable to complete their homework and as a result, suffer from lower grades. Young adults and up are also affected because it affects an individual’s ability to apply for jobs and restricts their access to information.

This is called the digital divide which is defined as, “the gap between those who have access to modern information and communications technology and those that do not or have restricted access due to economic, educational, linguistic, and or generational reasons”.  There is also a second level of the digital divide that even those with access exist in. Within this level, there is a divide between producers of Internet content and consumers. This divide exists due to educational disadvantages and lack of free time required to make content.

In order to bridge the Digital Divide, we must go beyond ensuring people have access to the proper resources by improving technological literacy and skills. This can be achieved through increased engagement in content creation, increasing the number of technically trained individuals, changing the attitude around technology, and empowering individuals to get involved in STEM.

 

In 2019, the Multicultural Development Center of Iowa launched a program called, Logic Learning, to help fight this issue that overwhelmingly affects communities of color. This program will be accessible to individuals living in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Cedar Rapids, and surrounding areas and is primarily focused on those who identify as a person of color. MDC Iowa does not discriminate and believes that we cannot bring about real change without fully embracing inclusivity. We welcome all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, or any other marginalized status.

IDEA LAB

Collaborate with other creative individuals to conceptualize and create your next big idea.

BE HEARD

Tell your origin story that led to an idea, product or future concept. Who knows, maybe it will inspire someone like you.

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Share your ideas for a better future, a brighter tomorrow and join a community of innovators and dreamers that will save our world.

The Logic Learning program will help participants gain strong skills in the STEM field that will improve their future, confidence, independence, and give them the power to create what they want to see in the world. Courses within the program will include C+, Python, UI/UX design, web design, mobile app creation, IoT device development, 3D design and printing, and more!

Help change the face of STEM so it more accurately reflects the communities it serves.

 

2019/2020 Class Schedule

  • TBD
    Obtainium Workshop
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Python Programming 101 - Part 3
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    IoT - Build Your Own WiFi Weather Station
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Soldering 101
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Python Programming 101 - Part 4
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Python Programming 101 - Part I
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Python Programming 101 - Part 2
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    3D Design and Printing - Level 100
    MDC Iowa Learning Center
  • TBD
    Reverse Engineering
    Location is TBD
  • TBD
    Get Your Head In The Cloud
    Iowa City Public Library
  • TBD
    Cyber Security Basics
    Iowa City Public Library
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