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.
  11. New York Public Library tech guide handouts in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Russian.
  12. New Mexico digital literacy resources include training toolkit, and training materials supporting their curriculum

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.

Peer 2 Peer 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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