DigitalLearn is a new online learning tool for people who are new to, haven’t used computers or are just not comfortable with them. It’s a collection of self-directed online classes that helps increase digital literacy and skills.
It takes three simple steps to get started. To sign up for your personal account:
- enter your email.
- create a password.
- select your preferred language (English or Spanish).
The courses are short, less than 25 minutes. When you are done with a course, you can print a certificate of completion.
Current Course Offerings
- Get started using a PC or a Mac
- Navigate websites
- Set-up and manage accounts and passwords
- Use email
- Avoid online scams
- Protect your privacy online
- Search for jobs online
- Use Cloud storage
- Use Facebook & Skype to connect with friends and family
- Buy a plane ticket to take that well-deserved vacation
You can use DigitalLearn from any computer – try it out now! We are also working with the Topeka Housing Authority and using our new technology training classroom at Deer Creek Training Center for DigitalLearn. The library computer training classes available at Deer Creek are open to anyone in the community.
The DigitalLearn project was created by the Public Library Association and Cox Communications, through a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is one of three sites chosen to pilot this program. Other sites include East Baton Rouge Parish Library and Pima County Public Library, in Louisiana and Arizona.