Training

Subpages within this site include:

Links to other general training sites:

  1. Digital Inclusion Resource Library – collection of documents, reports, teaching aids and other assets used by digital inclusion practitioners. The platform can point to interactive content as well. Can sign up to participate at digitalinclusion.org/contribute
  2. Chicago’s Digital Learn – Short video lessons (in English and Spanish) on a variety of topics. Registration required, but open to everyone.
  3. NDIA training suggestions – see above
  4. Connected Nation’s Drive Your Learning (self-paced on-line courses in computer and life skills- requires registration)
  5. Denver Public Library has posted the course material from their technology classes, including a subset of Computer introduction classes in Spanish
  6. GCF LearnFree (on-line self paced courses on computer, education, life skills). See also the GCF Learnfree South American websites: GCFAprendeLibre.org for Spanish, and www.gcfaprendelivre.org for Portugese.
  7. TechBoomers (a set of material introducing a variety of popular web-sites)
  8. Gail’s Toolkit, a set of technology classes from Gail Borden Public Library, structured with instructor guides, activity sheet, handouts, plus presentation and additional material
  9. Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum – A set of 2-3 hour courses in over ten languages introducing topics in computer literacy.
  10. Excel Easy, a rich set of instruction pages on Excel, from basic to advanced topics with 300 examples.

Note, there is also location-specific training as part of EveryoneOn.org. Information can be found here.

Tools to help with training

A couple of good resources for people involved in computer literacy training include:

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment – a website providing computer skill assessment tests and can allow partner organizations to provide certificates to end users.

People to People University provides a framework for peer to peer learning using on-line courses. There is a wealth of information to help plan for and run a peer to peer class. It also includes tools for developing on-line courses and to help with the mechanics of enrollment for a class.

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