Additional Resources - Teaching Digital Literacy
e-Vermont has designed iConnect materials to support the goals of:
- Walking Internet beginners through specific online tasks
- Starting Internet beginners on the process of exploring computer basics on their own, often with the help of an informal support network of friends, family and neighbors.
Other programs offer tools for different instructional goals, including more comprehensive digital literacy classes. Note that most of these sites include Spanish language translations for their materials:
- DigitalLiteracy.gov is an online repository for a variety of digital literacy resources.
- Broadband Rhode Island offers a network of training resources to connect all Rhode Island communities to the Internet and increase broadband adoption. BBRI is increasing the number of community trainers; their support materials for trainers and class resources can help anyone present a course of instruction in digital literacy.
- Fast Forward New Mexico brings digital literacy to rural New Mexico through public and tribal libraries. They make their curriculum for trainers available online.
- Tech Goes Home is a Boston-based program that connects learning technology to developing core skills for life, learning and work in the 21st century.
- One Community's Connect Your Community program provides a variety of trainer-related tools, including curriculum modules and general best practices guides for trainers.
The iConnect training was developed using resources on working with adult learners around any topic, not only digital literacy. To find out more try:
- Teaching & Learning: Pedagogy (Michigan State Univ.)
- Encyclopedia of Informal Education: Malcom Knowles
- Adult Learners (RIT)