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Concerns about the digital divide have shifted from simple access to digital literacy. Digital literacy includes skills ranging from using a mouse to evaluating website information. Public libraries are a key venue for digital literacy program implementation, especially for hard-to-serve populations. Researchers from Portland State University are studying the effectiveness of an online and tutor-facilitated digital literacy learning model for adults. The researchers will discuss this program and share insights from their fieldwork at a public library in Austin, Texas.

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8-2-2013 2:10 PM

End Date

8-2-2013 2:55 PM

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20042

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Feb 8th, 2:10 PM Feb 8th, 2:55 PM

Digital Literacy and Libraries: Insights from a Tutor-Facilitated Learning Model

Concerns about the digital divide have shifted from simple access to digital literacy. Digital literacy includes skills ranging from using a mouse to evaluating website information. Public libraries are a key venue for digital literacy program implementation, especially for hard-to-serve populations. Researchers from Portland State University are studying the effectiveness of an online and tutor-facilitated digital literacy learning model for adults. The researchers will discuss this program and share insights from their fieldwork at a public library in Austin, Texas.