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Western/Pacific LINCS provides free email, listservs, web hosting and development, and technical training to literacy programs throughout the western United States and the Pacific Islands. Over 140 countries and all 50 states visit the site for education resources.

Western/Pacific LINCS provides server-based resources to deliver resources including streaming video and audio. For programs with slow or non-existent Internet connections, we provide CDs containing LINCS resources and training modules to be distributed at trainings or upon request. Material selected for CDs that can meet the needs of geographically and multicultural diverse populations.

Western/Pacific LINCS provides assistance in website construction, listserv maintenance, LINCS database use, email setup, browser use, resource referral, the integration of technology into teaching and learning, web hosting and material archiving including video and audio files, software assistance including Photoshop, Flash, HTML, Word, Excel, Filemaker, and Adobe Acrobat, computer hardware set-up and use, database development, and video and audio production for online use.

We host over 100 websites for state partners and local programs. Each houses program information, full document training and curriculum materials, and professional development materials. Programs are able to produce online newsletters such as Nevada’s Nevada Connections and Teacher Tips; Hawaii EFF Update Spring 2003; and Hawaii
Family Literacy Consortium Family Literacy News
.

We host over 125 listservs (discussion groups) with over 4550 subscribers that are setup for any educational program or group upon request. Each is a closed listserv meaning subscribers can only be subscribed by the list moderator who passes on only valid email addresses for inclusion to WPL staff.

For more information, contact Paul Heavenridge at Western/Pacific LINCS.