We're always on the lookout for new resources to pass along and we're happy to have found Digital Learn. Founded by the Public Library Association with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, it was created to serve as "an online hub for digital literacy support and training." Right now the topics covered are:
- Getting Started on the Computer
- Using a PC
- Using a Mac
- Basic Search
- Navigating a Web Site
- Intro to Email (2 parts)
- Online Job Searching
- Cloud Storage
- Intro to Facebook
The topics are delivered in classes with slides accompanied by audio. Each class is covered in a series of "chapters" if you will. You can stop and replay the chapters whenever you need.
The time each topic will take to complete is listed as well as how long each chapter will take. That way if you only have 10 minutes to spare, you know that you can complete the 6 minute Navigating a Web Site class.
Lastly, you can download a pdf of the class. It comes will all the slides and a transcript of the audio. That way if you're stuck on something you can refer to the pdf for the answer without having to hop back on the site.
So try it out by going to Research & Learning on the left and then clicking the Spotlight: Digital Learn under Online Resources. Or you can go there directly by clicking this link: http://digitallearn.org/
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