DigitalLearn.org is the Public Library Association’s new website designed to help everyone effectively use digital technologies. It is a learning hub funded by a grant from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services). The goal of the Digital Learning Center is to increase digital literacy across the nation. It is a place to learn about digital technologies and for digital literacy trainers to share expertise.
If you have patrons unsure about using computers or who just want a refresher, the Digital Learning Center is the place to go. There are training modules like Intro to Email, Using a PC, Basic Search, Getting Started on the Computer, Intro to the Internet, Using a Mac. Some modules are ready-to-go and others will be coming soon. Trainings can be taken at your own pace and will add to your toolbox of digital skills. You can also find links to other sites that offer digital literacy assistance.
The completed Digital Learning Center site will be launched this summer 2013. Currently the site is still in beta, a development and testing phase. In time, new classes, features and learning opportunities will be added. The Digital Learning Center is being developed by representatives from public libraries, national agencies, community organizations, and education. If you want to learn about digital technologies or help others become digitally literate, this is one place to start.
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