One-page overview of selected efforts
"The Public Library Association's new site, DigitalLearn.org, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. This site is launching in June 2013 and is intended to build upon and foster the work of libraries and community organizations as they work to increase digital literacy across the nation. DigitalLearn.org is being undertaken in partnership with ALA's Office of Technology Policy and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, as well as bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders including representatives from national agencies, state libraries, public libraries, community organizations, and many others. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share resources, tools and best practices."
Beta site launched 3/21/13.
For end users and for practitioners!
Building Digitally Inclusive Communities
2012 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference, Minneapolis, MN
March 14, 2012
Track: Program Delivery
Are you relying on more technology to support your work? Do your clients need help learning technology tools to improve their lives and reach their goals? While we may view technology from different perspectives and different sectors, we need a good understanding of digital inclusion and why it’s important. In this session, you will gain definitions and perspective, an update on local and national digital inclusion efforts, and see the areas of life where technology tools and skills can have critical impact on success. Learn the key principles that communities can use to evaluate their strengths and needs in order to ensure that, per a proposed national framework, “all people, businesses, and institutions will have access to digital content and technologies that enable them to create and support healthy, prosperous, and cohesive 21st century communities.”
Elise Ebhardt, Interagency Coordinator, City of Minneapolis - Information Technology; John Richard, Adult Education Coordinator, Waite House-Pillsbury United Communities; and Mary Ann Van Cura, Library Development & Continuing Education Coordinator, Minnesota State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
To view all handouts and additional information, visit the link below.
Subtitle: Looking at the growth of broadband access and use for clues to what’s next
Phone survey of Minnesota residents. Survey includes results for metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota.
To view this report, click here: http://www.mnsu.edu/ruralmn/pages/Publications/reports/2010%20Minn%20Internet%20Study.pdf
This charter contains a comprehensive list of goals and strategies members of the CTEP civic engagement project plan to use to increase the functionality and accessibility of the TLC website. Included in these plans are a timeline for progress, an analysis of potential risks, a list of project resources and a breakdown of expected outcomes we hope the project will achieve. This charter was first submitted for CTEP approval December 16, 2011, and will serve as our project's primary establishing document until August 2012.
PPL, Project for Pride in Living, hosted the 2010 Digital Inclusion Forum in Minneapolis, December 2010, and shared this related white paper in September 2011. This 14-page, white paper, "Digital inclusion: Bridging the digital divide to include everyone in our digital society," provides an overview of digital inclusion, its value to the community, and selected related efforts in the Twin Cities metro area (Minnesota).
Alternate Title: "Digital Inclusion: A Community Agenda for Economic, Education, and Civic Equality"
- Digital Inclusion: How do we define it?
- Digital Access: How are people using computers?
- Digital Literacy: How is coming and what are we giving them?
- Literacy and Access: Realizing their dreams
- Meaningful Content: What content is appropriate for our community?
- Logic Model: how do we include eeryone in a digital society?
- Inputs/National Broadband Plan and BTOP Grants/Research and Data/Community Leaders/Government
- Digital Technology: Is the Internet an essential service?
For context, view the page, PPL Digital Inclusion White Paper.
A compilation of statistics from Pew, federal and Minnesota resources showing gaps in access based on age, education, disability, income, and race/ethnicity. Not everyone uses the Internet or has home broadband access - here are the gaps.
2011 Digital Inclusion Forum, Breakout Session 1:
Digital Inclusion (DI) Practice:Sustaining Your Public Technology Services. Learn best practices on how other practitioners have run their own computer labs including: how they found funding to sustain their labs; used the CTEP AmeriCorps program as capacity; integrated DI into current programming; and demonstrated impact of DI efforts.
Presented by Sarah Koschinska, Director of Self-Sufficiency and Youth Development Programs, Project for Pride in Living, and James Nicholson, Software Instructor, Hennepin County Library, 11/3/11
This is a list of links to presentation handouts and additional materials for this program, presented during the 2011 Digital Inclusion Forum by Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education.