Digital Divide

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  • Bridging the Digital Divide in the Developed World 3
    Not everyone has reliable, high quality access to the Internet in the United States. Certain subgroups struggle to gain or maintain access and to make good use of the Internet. Inhabitants of rural areas, non-native English speakers, and low-income households disproportionately lack access. At the same time, the contents and bandwidth demands of the Internet are changing. While a T1 line (1.5 mbps) or a satellite connection was once more than sufficient, new Internet offerings such as streaming video, videoconferencing, and cloud-based services require high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable connectivity.
  • Digital Literacy for Everyone 4
    Looking for ways to get you and your staff up to speed? If you can figure out Dewey, you can figure out Windows! Gain practical tips, tools, and techniques to help bridge the digital divide at your library and create a culture of learning around technology. Bring your ideas and issues as we discuss common barriers to learning technology and explore three solutions to help staff become more tech savvy. Walk away with a process and a plan to increase learning in your library.

    Being digitally confident is about more than just technical skills, but it is also about understanding a broader perspective on hardware, software, and the Internet. This webinar will address core competencies related to learning, collaboration, and awareness of technology.


  • Amp Up Your Technology Training 5
    More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet and get help connecting with their families, the job market and online services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up-to-date curriculum for their communities. (Click on “View Full Archive” to view the presentation)

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