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Help close the digital divide.
Lab Volunteers work one-on-one to assist students in their personal computer goal (examples: apply for a job, send an email) and leverage the goal as a learning opportunity. Students may come once to fulfill a digital goal or engage in multiple sessions with multiple instructors.
Workshop Leaders/Instructors will provide half-hour to two-hour long short sessions designed to teach to a particular topics (examples: password management, how to save, modify and upload resumes). A volunteer can design a targeted lesson and bring their background and expertise to a subject.
Class Instructors provide multi-session, long term classes (4 to 8 weeks) designed to give students mastery over a specific curriculum. Classes are generally aligned to the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment standards and curriculum ( when available). They cover content areas such as Basic Computers, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Email.
Assistants are always needed for the labs, workshops, and classes.
Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Word, Chrome, Internet Search, Email)
1+ hours/week of volunteer time
Ability to communicate patiently and effectively
Ability to respect and relate to people from various backgrounds
Ability to adapt and problem solve through unexpected challenges and circumstances
Ability to work with clients of varying learning styles and abilities
We provide volunteer orientation, curriculum and support .
GCFLearnFree.org offers tutorials, including computer lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of adults. Test takers can receive digital badges whenever they pass assessments and can additionally receive certificates when they pass assessments in a proctored environment. We are a certified testing site.
The site is still being updated; the new standards V2.0 are available here.
Not all modules have been updated and accompanying curriculum is not yet available.
Standards for Essential Computer Skills
Standards for Essential Software Skills
Standards for Using Technology in Daily Life
Digital Learn hosts a wealth of self-paced video tutorials and instructor guides and lesson plans for topics including Intro to Computers & the Internet, Being Safe Online, Job Skills, Productivity Skills, Facebook, Skype, Online Shopping and Mobile Devices.
Training content is also available in Spanish
With a free registration (no email address required) students can track their progress and gain certifications in topics including; Using your computer, Online basics, Online shopping, Socializing online, Using Facebook, Online safety, Finding a job online, Improving your health online and Managing your money online.
The resource is designed to be fully accessible and usable for everyone and provides an Accessibility Guide
San Francisco organization who has made their curriculum available to other organizations to use.
Microsoft has updated this popular digital literacy course with more relevant content, improved accessibility and an enhanced learning experience.
Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. The resource hosts 100+ free courses ranging from iPhone Texting to Airbnb and Ancestry.com.
Provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your family.