The original item was published from September 16, 2016 11:20 AM to September 16, 2016 12:23 PM
September is Digital Literacy Month, so we’d like to point out online resources from the very basics to the advanced learner.
|Just starting out? Please see our Digital
Literacy landing page, where we have sorted learning links by
topic from various sources. We heavily rely on the GFC Learn Free
project for this area, as they have quality information that is easily
accessible. You will also find links to watch online presentations by Nathan Carr, the technology librarian at Newton Public Library.
Ready to move forward? There's something for everyone through these statewide services.
You will need to create a personal account (just
choose register at upper right on any LE page) so the system can save your videos and other materials.
||Learning Express – Computer Skills Center While Learning Express has everything from
ACT test preparation to job skills and resume creation, it also has a
section of computer tutorial videos. There are basic “about the
internet” videos and more in-depth tutorials on using software (like
Microsoft Excel or Adobe Photoshop).
choose to just go over the class videos and other materials on your own,
or join the class to interact with an instructor. Register the first
time you access in order to save materials or join a class. Topics
|Universal Class is a system of online classes of
various topics, and there is a generous section for computers.
- use of devices (computer, tablets, digital photography)
- the internet (email, eBay, even Pintrest!)
- specific software (Quickbooks, Microsoft & Adobe products)
- HTML, MySql, and programming classes.
The benefit of checking out nonfiction books on
Total Boox is that your checkouts never expire and you can check out as
many books as you want. This allows you to refer back to any previously read book at
need. Available for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire (see instructions here). You will need a Kansas Library eCard to checkout, get one at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.
|Total Boox – Computer eBooks Section
A large range of technology books with this service. You’ll
find everything from books on sample projects for 3D printers to manuals
on developing mobile apps and programming in a variety of languages.