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May 12

Connect2Compete Announces the Ad Council's First Campaign to Tackle Digital Literacy

Connect to Compete (C2C), Inc. today announced a national three-year Ad Council campaign to promote the importance of digital literacy and motivate individuals and families to access free community resources and training. The multimedia public service campaign, which will be developed in both English and Spanish, will begin in January 2013.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/connect2compete-announces-the-ad-councils-first-campaign-to-tackle-digital-literacy-2012-05-22

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May 12

What Challenges Are We Still Facing in Seniors Getting Online

WASHINGTON Thursday May 17 2012 – Nearly two years after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) broadband deployment and adoption projects were funded and the National Broadband Plan was adopted, we are still dealing with 100 million Americans who do not receive broadband in the home.  While 65% of the population uses broadband, only 35% of Americans 65 and older are online.   Government officials and industry representatives met on Tuesday morning to discuss the need for seniors to embrace technological development, the adoption efforts geared toward senior citizens, and whether or not those efforts are working.

http://broadbandbreakfast.com/2012/05/what-challenges-are-we-still-facing-for-seniors-getting-online-what-have-we-learned-and-what-are-the-remaining-obstacles/

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May 12

Details about the workshops

Here is more detailed information on the workshops than we could put in an email message.

Content: The content of the curriculum is basic digital literacy, covering, for instance, how to use a computer and peripherals, how to set up an email account, and how to create a Word document. It is aimed primarily at public librarians, and the reimbursements and incentive payments are limited to public librarians by the terms of our grant. Please look at the resources on the Public tab of the web site, and decide if the content is applicable for your situation.

http://diglitny.org/index.php/public

Locations: We will offer workshops at library facilities all across the state over the next 24 months. The first three are located close to our home only  to let us work out the logistics as we implement the program. In addition to in-person workshops, we also plan to include some simultaneous videoconferencing as facilities allow. Keep checking back on the training schedule page.

If your library or library system has training facilities for at least 20 and would like to host one of our workshops, please contact us. If you are a smaller library, but can receive a video feed and would like to be one of our "remote" sites, please let us know that as well.

Contact us as info@diglitny.org  or at 518.432.6952  x106.

 
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