Mar 13

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
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.
For more information, http://reut.rs/XvOmtd
Sep 12

In 22 States, GED Exam Now Computerized

"Ahead of the debut of the 2014 GED Test, which will be available only on computer, 22 states are already offering a computerized version of the GED exam, according to a news release issued by the GED Testing Service Thursday."

Education Week

Aug 12

Train-the-Trainer workshops coming to the Southern Tier in spring 2013

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.

Aug 12

Free training webinars for JobNow

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.


Aug 12

US Digital Literacy – 3 Ways Obama Administration Fueling Tech Revolution

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...

ISP 1 Internet Access



Aug 12

Redemtech Launches PC Donation Campaign to Support FCC Digital Literacy Effort

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.


Aug 12

Workshops coming to western NY

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


Jul 12

New date for Baldwinsville workshop

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

Jul 12

More workshops scheduled

The final schedule for the second half of 2012 has been posted at http://diglitny.org/index.php/training-calendar

New training sites include Canton, Rochester, Albany, and Tarrytown.

If you are willing to host a workshop at your facility in 2013, please contact Mary Anne Waltz, info@diglitny.org, for further information.

Jul 12

More workshops scheduled

The next round of digital literacy train-the-trainer workshops has been scheduled. Workshops will be held at

Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY on September 18

Amsterdam Free Library, Amsterdam, NY on September 20

Westchester Library System, Tarrytown, NY on November 14

For more information, and to register, click here.

For more information about the program, click here.

If your library or library system is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact info@diglitny.org


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