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Presentation
Developing Digital Literacy: A Flexible Model Designed to Meet Learners' Needs
Presentations and Publications
  • Kimberly D. Pendell, Portland State University
  • Drew Pizzolato, Portland State University
  • Elizabeth Withers, Portland State University
  • Jill Castek, Portland State University
  • Gloria Jacobs, Portland State University
  • Stephen Reder, Portland State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
4-17-2015
Subjects
  • Adult literacy,
  • Computer assisted instruction,
  • Digital divide
Abstract
Public libraries provide digital literacy programming to support the needs of individuals in their communities. However, structuring a program that serves learners with varying skills, goals, and interests is challenging. This presentation will share research findings on digital literacy acquisition in a self-paced, tutor-facilitated learning model implemented in public libraries and community centers around the country. Administrators and coordinators demonstrated the flexibility of the program by adapting it to a variety of settings. The use of a structured online learning platform with in-person help has proven to be a creative, sustainable approach that was responsive to learners' needs.
Description

Presented at the Oregon Library Association Conference, Eugene, OR in April 2015.

The presentation is avaliable on a media server and can be viewed online at: http://tinyurl.com/go8zw7c

Please note that this video file is large and slow to download.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16479
Citation Information
Pendell, K., Pizzolato, D., Withers, E., Castek, J., Jacobs, G., Reder, S. (2015, April). Developing digital literacy: A flexible model designed to meet learners' needs. Oregon Library Association Conference, Eugene, OR