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Digital Literacy for Everyone:
Going from Tech Averse to Tech Savvy
Crystal Schimpf & Kieran Hixon
Have you helped someone…
»  Learn something new on the
computer?
»  Get an email address?
»  Download an e-book?
»  Apply ...
Digital Literacy for Everyone
What is your
biggest challenge
when it comes to learning
new technology ?
5 Common Challenges
1.  Time for learning
2.  Fear of new technology
3.  Reluctance to learn
4.  Feeling overwhelmed
5.  L...
Build a process
Learn as community
Make it fun
3 Solutions
http://bit.ly/digilit-everyone
Build a Process
Parts of the Process
»  Identify the goal
»  Identify resources
»  Create a system
Identify the Goal
Identify Resources
Learning Tech:
»  Digital Learn
»  Onguard Online
»  GCF LearnFree
Digital Learn
Ready Reference Shelf
What are some of your
favorite resources for
learning technology?
Create a System
Technology	
  Ac,vity	
  Sheet	
  
Goal	
   I	
  will	
  learn	
  this	
  new	
  skill…	
  
Resources	
   ...
Break Time
»  Find 3 people
»  Share your goal
»  10 minutes
Learn as Community
Staff Learn Together
»  Staff meetings – take 5 minutes
»  Lunch & learn
»  Tech buddy system
Staff Learn with Patrons
»  Patron question? Learn together
»  Treat it like reference
»  Be a guide, not an expert
Patrons Learn Together
»  Tech savvy volunteers
»  Start a “Tech Club”
»  Create a culture of learning
Make it Fun
How can we make
learning technology
more fun?
Why?
Digital literacy changes lives:
»  Access to information
»  Communication skills
»  Job skills
»  Education
»  Entert...
Build a process
Learn as community
Make it fun
3 Solutions
What’s next?
»  Share these ideas
»  Try something new
»  Develop a process
»  Make learning fun
Make a pledge…
What will you do at your library?
Make a pledge…
What will you do at your library?
Share your pledge with someone.
Can you support each other?
Contact Us
Crystal Schimpf
crystal@kixal.com
Kieran Hixon
kieran@kixal.com
@kixalkixal
Digital Literacy for Everyone
Digital Literacy for Everyone
Digital Literacy for Everyone
Digital Literacy for Everyone
Digital Literacy for Everyone
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Digital Literacy for Everyone

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Looking for ways to get your staff and patrons up to speed? This session offers practical tips, tools, and techniques to help bridge the digital divide at your library and create a culture of learning around technology. If they can figure out Dewey, they can figure out Windows!

For inquiries and bookings, email info@kixal.com

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Digital Literacy for Everyone

  1. 1. Digital Literacy for Everyone: Going from Tech Averse to Tech Savvy Crystal Schimpf & Kieran Hixon
  2. 2. Have you helped someone… »  Learn something new on the computer? »  Get an email address? »  Download an e-book? »  Apply for government services? »  Submit an online job application?
  3. 3. Digital Literacy for Everyone
  4. 4. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to learning new technology ?
  5. 5. 5 Common Challenges 1.  Time for learning 2.  Fear of new technology 3.  Reluctance to learn 4.  Feeling overwhelmed 5.  Lack of training resources
  6. 6. Build a process Learn as community Make it fun 3 Solutions
  7. 7. http://bit.ly/digilit-everyone
  8. 8. Build a Process
  9. 9. Parts of the Process »  Identify the goal »  Identify resources »  Create a system
  10. 10. Identify the Goal
  11. 11. Identify Resources Learning Tech: »  Digital Learn »  Onguard Online »  GCF LearnFree
  12. 12. Digital Learn
  13. 13. Ready Reference Shelf What are some of your favorite resources for learning technology?
  14. 14. Create a System Technology  Ac,vity  Sheet   Goal   I  will  learn  this  new  skill…   Resources   These  resources  will  help  me  learn…   Comple,on  Date   I  will  learn  this  by  this  date…      
  15. 15. Break Time »  Find 3 people »  Share your goal »  10 minutes
  16. 16. Learn as Community
  17. 17. Staff Learn Together »  Staff meetings – take 5 minutes »  Lunch & learn »  Tech buddy system
  18. 18. Staff Learn with Patrons »  Patron question? Learn together »  Treat it like reference »  Be a guide, not an expert
  19. 19. Patrons Learn Together »  Tech savvy volunteers »  Start a “Tech Club” »  Create a culture of learning
  20. 20. Make it Fun
  21. 21. How can we make learning technology more fun?
  22. 22. Why? Digital literacy changes lives: »  Access to information »  Communication skills »  Job skills »  Education »  Entertainment
  23. 23. Build a process Learn as community Make it fun 3 Solutions
  24. 24. What’s next? »  Share these ideas »  Try something new »  Develop a process »  Make learning fun
  25. 25. Make a pledge… What will you do at your library?
  26. 26. Make a pledge… What will you do at your library? Share your pledge with someone. Can you support each other?
  27. 27. Contact Us Crystal Schimpf crystal@kixal.com Kieran Hixon kieran@kixal.com @kixalkixal

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