Digital Literacy @ BEA! There will be a FREE Digital Literacy training workshop held at Book Expo America on May 29 from 10 am - 4:30 pm at the Javits Center. For more information, go to http://diglitny.org/index.php/about-the-project
Ad Council & Connect2Compete Launch Nationwide PSA Campaign to Increase Digital Literacy for 62 Million Americans
March 21, 2013
Connect2Compete Launches Nationwide Campaign To Increase Digital Literacy, Internet Access For 100 Million "Offline" Americans
Program Will Provide Access to Discounted High-Speed Internet and Low-Cost Computers WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital literacy is critical to America's economic future, and possessing these skills is now essential for accessing the jobs and education opportunities that will enable current and future generations to compete in the 21st century workforce. Yet roughly 100 million Americans do not have a broadband connection at home, and 62 million do not use the Internet at all. Today, nonprofit Connect2Compete, launches a national campaign, "EveryoneOn," a public awareness campaign designed to help all Americans access free digital literacy training in their communities. Also starting today, Connect2Compete will offer consumers access to programs providing discounted high-speed Internet and low-cost computers.
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Three Digital Literacy train-the-trainer workshops have been scheduled for the Southern tier region for the spring of 2013. Look for workshops at Moore Memorial Library, Greene, NY (March 11); Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post, NY (March 27); and in Ithaca, NY on May 23.
Bernard A. Margolis, New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries, is pleased to announce a series of free training webinars for JobNow, an online workforce development tool offered through the NOVELny Portal or through your local library.
During this week’s announcement about new digital literacy training services, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said, “Offline Americans are missing out on education opportunities, health care opportunities and, yes, job opportunities.” Certainly there is no doubt that being connected to online Internet has emerged as the most important element in achieving progress in any field today.
But almost one third of Americans do not have Internet access at home. Many families are unable to pay for Internet access. The Obama administration has already invested $7 billion in expanding broadband services across the country and improving connectivity especially in rural areas. More...
PC Pledge 100 encourages businesses to donate used computers to help Americans narrow the digital divide through Connect2Compete
Redemtech, a world leader in IT Asset Disposition, today joined with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Connect2Compete (C2C) to launch PC Pledge 100, a nationwide campaign to close the digital divide through corporate donations of used computers. Redemtech kicked off the drive by pledging 200 computers to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and an additional 100 computers for nonprofits focused on digital literacy.
There are two DigLit workshops scheduled for western NY coming up this month. Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Central Library will host a workshop on Thursday, August 23, and the Rochester Regional Library Network will be the site for a workshop on Friday, August 24. For more information, and to register, go to
The workshop to be held at the Baldwinsville Public Library, previously scheduled for July 25, has been rescheduled for September 12. To register for this workshop, or any of the workshops, please go to http://members.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/events/ConferenceList.html?Action=Find_Events