Fund for Rural America (FRA) Roundtables

The FRA Roundtables were begun as part of the planning process for the FRA Partnership: Using Emerging Technologies for Rural Development. These virtual roundtables use different Internet software strategies including WebBoard, a online asynchronous and synchronous discussion tool, and netPodium, an Internet live broadcast tool. The WebBoard discussions are available for continued dialogue and new discussion topics. The site holds archived examples from these various online communication mechanisms.

For more information, or to initiate a new roundtable discussion, send email to John Tubbs at

The following link will take you to the FRA website and will open a new browser window in the process. When finished at FRA close the browser to return to LCED.

To FRA Roundtables



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