Herald-Leader: A Different Kind of Holler

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech

written by Tom Eblen

published in the Lexington Herald-Leader

I was especially impressed with the students and their teachers who spoke about how popular technology education is becoming in middle and high schools.

TheHoller.org, an online social learning network, is enabling young people and their teachers throughout Central Appalachia’s distant “hollers” to share ideas, learn about new technology and see what each other are doing with it.

“They want to go to college and learn more about computer science,” teacher Stephanie Younger said. “They want to go into these industries, and they want these industries to come here.”

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