What is digital literacy? It is the ability to efficiently use a computer and navigate the Internet for work and life. The following reliable, easy-to-use websites were created by trustworthy organizations that are dedicated to assisting the public with learning digital literacy skills.
DigitalLearn.org is for patrons who want to learn a variety of topics at their own pace. Topics include: Getting Started on the computer; Navigating a Website; Intro to Email; Basic Search; Using a PC (Windows 7); and Using a Mac (OS X). To get started, click here: DigitalLearn.org.
EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to “connect every last American to the power of the Internet.” This website has a locator tool to help you find computer training; links to online self paced courses for learning how to use computers, use the Internet, and finding jobs online; it also has information for eligible families to find out how to apply for discounted Internet and computers. To get started, click here: EveryoneOn.org.
GCFLearnFree.org is a great website for people who want to improve their technology skills, as well as reading and math skills that are needed for both work and life. Classes include: Computer basics, Microsoft Excel, Facebook 101, Microsoft Office, Internet basics, and Google. To get started, click here: GCFLearnFree.org.
GCFaprendelibre.org – Tiene todo lo que gcflearn.org tiene, sino que se ofrecen en español. Para comenzar, haga clic en: GCFaprendelibre.org.
ProjectEndeavor.org is a program by CSD (AKA Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc.) that helped bring broadband access to the deaf or hard of hearing has ended, but the website has digital literacy tutorial videos (with audio and sign language) and other resources for the deaf or hard of hearing. To get started, click here: ProjectEndeavor.org
Contact the Reference Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (662) 843-2774 Ext. 104 if you have questions.