LINKS TO LITERACY

Opening doors to digital literacy with online modules

Welcome to Links to Literacy, an eight week introductory digital literacy program for the Huntington Beach Public Library.
This program is designed to introduce participants to Web 2.0 tools and technologies through activity-based modules featuring a combination of text, audio and video instruction. Across these specially designed modules, you’ll learn how to write an email, search the Internet, use the latest social networking sites such as Facebook and Pinterest… and that’s just a sampling.
To get started, click on the tab to the left entitled PARTICIPATE. This will provide a brief overview of what you’ll need to get started and then you can begin working on each weekly module. Remember, the goal of Links to Literacy is to have FUN and EXPERIMENT!
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This program is based on Learning 2.0, a self-directed emerging technologies exploration learning program originally created by Helene Blowers and the staff of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It has been adapted and updated by students in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.
It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

3 comments on “

  1. martin lani
    April 26, 2013

    More pictures–adults at computers, reading, talking, etc.

  2. benjaminwalterhansen
    April 30, 2013

    Thank you Martin for this suggestion! I agree that having pictures of people doing the kinds of thinks that the modules are teaching would be nice.

  3. Tricia
    May 16, 2013

    You did a great job, we enjoyed the computer series. I think the best one was Module 2: searching, but we liked all of them. One of the only issues we had was that if a student doesn’t have a cell phone number they can’t get an account on Faceback (and a phone number can only have one FB account attached to it, from what I could tell). It wasn’t a huge problem and I definitely think that the FB module was very good and relevant. For my students learning English, creating a blog on Tumbl isn’t something that I can see them doing anytime soon, but it was fun to see the different pages. It really was a fun series and very beneficial – for the students to learn about the internet and the different resources that are available to them and also for them to learn more about just using the computer.

    Thanks,
    Tricia

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