The Complexities of Community-Based Websites

  • Ann Bomberger Gannon University
Keywords: Higher Education, Community-based Websites, Community-based Projects


This article describes the development and ongoing operations of the project, a portal to all things environmental in Erie County, PA. Through regular input from community partners, GreenEriePA turned into a much larger, long-term project than the faculty coordinators at Gannon University, Erie, PA, originally anticipated. We utilize Eckerle Curwood and others’ (2011) framework for planning long-term community-based learning projects to reflect upon community-based websites and to make recommendations.