(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) is celebrating Digital Learning Day for the 3rd year in a row and invites U.S. Virgin Islands residents who want to know more about the Internet, email, online safety, web sites or blogging, and social media to visit the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library Public Computer Center on Digital Learning Day, Wednesday February 17, 2016 beginning at 10 am for a series of mini-courses.
Digital Learning Day was started in 2012 as a grassroots movement for public schools that has gone nationwide as a way of finding ways to integrate technology into every aspect of teaching. More information on the DLD movement is available online at digitallearningday.org.
- The Internet Starter Kit is geared to adults as well as children and designed for the moderate to highly skilled computer user. Those who cannot attend all 5 mini-courses will receive all course materials, or they may be accessed at vingn.wordpress.com/digital-learning-day/.
Following the course, invitational links are provided to go beyond Digital Learning Day, and take related coursework recommended, including free Microsoft Office training via GCFLearnfree.org, and for future web designers, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) + Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) training via the Khan Academy.
For novices, the Absolute Beginners Computer Lab is also online, with training on mouse and keyboard use, computer basics, and moving on to some of the material included in the Internet Starter Kit. Both courses are also available in a PDF download, to share with those who do not have a computer at home.
Class size is limited to 15 persons per mini-course – click here to register, or email Anita Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline to register: Monday, Feb. 15 by 5pm.
10:00-11:00 AM – Internet 101
What is this Internet and how do I get on it?
• How the Internet is used
• How to get connected
• How to read web addresses
• Surf securely
11:30-12:30 PM – Email 101
Communicating and staying in touch!
• How does email work?
• How do I get an email account?
• How to use email
• Get your email account (active mobile phone required)
1:30-2:30 PM – Internet Safety
Safeguarding yourself online
• Strong passwords
• Protect your personal privacy
• Internet threats
• Free internet security – is it any good?
3:00-4:00 PM – Web sites and blogs
Which one is better for me?
• How to design a web site
• How to work in a blog
• Getting my domain
• Where to host my web site or blog
4:30-5:30 PM – Social Media
Grow your life or your business!
• Types of social media and their audiences
• How much should I share?
• Social media conduct
• Get your social media account (working email address required)