Training within this site:
- People’s Resource Center Course Material – instructor-led course material on a variety of computer topics from Introduction to Computers, Window Fundamentals, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, email, miscellaneous.
- RAILS Training Material from Reaching Across the Illinois Library System. Many topics including Android tablet, Cloud Computing, Cutting the Cable, Excel, Macbook, Photoshop, Windows 8
Links to other general training sites:
- NDIA training suggestions – links to a wide variety of classes, some of which require subscriptions which may be available through local public libraries or state library systems (noted as such)
- Connected Nation’s Drive Your Learning (self-paced on-line courses in computer and life skills- requires registration)
- Denver Public Library has posted the course material from their technology classes, including a subset of Computer introduction classes in Spanish
- 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.
- TechBoomers (a set of material introducing a variety of popular web-sites)
- 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
- 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.