Virtually every library provides technology training in one form or another. In my experience, trainers are great at finding ways to share resources and ideas with one another. Here are a few of the spaces and places of which I'm aware. What has been useful for you?
Last month in Philadelphia, the Edge Coaltion had plenty of opportunities to learn what librarians and staff from libraries big and small thought about the benchmarks being created to support public access technology.
Since October 2010, I’ve been working with a team of educators to create learning content to support digital literacy skills and an understanding of broadband Internet. The goal of the project, which was funded by NTIA/BTOP is to increase broadband adoption in our participating states by supporting digital literacy, proving the relevance of high speed Internet to our learners, and teaching how to make decisions about finding and buying broadband Internet.
Today's webinar, "Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs" was packed with valuable information on how libraries and nonprofits might approach and implement an evaluation of a technology program. We were excited to collaborate with Community Technology Network on this event, and thrilled by the useful information experts shared.
TechSoup is facilitating a free webinar this Thursday on evaluating digital literacy projects. Libraries have been offering technology training in some form for many years, but it is often still a struggle to figure out how to evaluate this type of service.