Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

This presentation will discuss Tech Connect, a monthly “book club for computers” held by the Klamath County Public Library. Library staff demonstrate various online tools and sites, and patrons can get hands-on experience in a supportive environment. The digital divide is alive and well in southern Oregon: many Klamath County patrons do not own their own computers and are reliant on the library to connect to the internet at all. Because of this, they lack experience using these tools. Tech Connect helps them become more confident in their skills, making them more independent computer users.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn how to start their own Tech Connect program.
  • Get concrete lesson planning advice.
  • Learn possible pitfalls of digital divide programming and how to avoid them.

Conference Track

Engagement/Impact

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 160

Start Date

31-3-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

31-3-2017 12:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19100

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Mar 31st, 11:15 AM Mar 31st, 12:00 PM

Bridging the Digital Divide: The Tech Connect Model

This presentation will discuss Tech Connect, a monthly “book club for computers” held by the Klamath County Public Library. Library staff demonstrate various online tools and sites, and patrons can get hands-on experience in a supportive environment. The digital divide is alive and well in southern Oregon: many Klamath County patrons do not own their own computers and are reliant on the library to connect to the internet at all. Because of this, they lack experience using these tools. Tech Connect helps them become more confident in their skills, making them more independent computer users.