Digital literacy

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Digital Literacy and Workforce Needs Discussed at Workshop

Ms. Nancy Callwood, the State Director of Career, Technical, & Adult Education and the USVI College and Career Readiness Research Alliance hosted a presentation on workforce needs in light of current digital literacy levels in the territory, on St. Thomas at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The purpose … Continue reading

NTIA.gov: Community Anchor Institutions key to success of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

(Official Release) NTIA:  In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) awarded more than $450 million in matching grants to establish or upgrade public computer centers and initiate innovative broadband adoption programs in underserved communities. Four years later, that investment has resulted in more than 3,000 … Continue reading

Pew Research Internet Project: Public Library Engagement in America

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) considers the territory’s public libraries among the most critical of our Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) because they are centralized repositories of knowledge, history, genealogical information, and form the foundation of learning, discussion and critical thought for all ages. Our Virgin Islands Public Libraries host Public Computer Centers … Continue reading

Jamal Simmons: The National Broadband Plan, Four Years Later

Jamal Simmons: The National Broadband Plan, Four Years Later Excerpt (IIA) – “Any architect will tell you that it’s impossible to build a house without a blueprint. This is true even more in telecom. Fortunately, the country just celebrated the fourth birthday of the National Broadband Plan, our blueprint for the future of broadband. Often, … Continue reading

GED test to move online in 2014, adjusted to keep pace with changing standards

WGBH NEWS: Takers of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are rushing to complete their entries by the end of this year in order to avoid changes that take effect in 2014 – changes which would wipe out any previous efforts of those who never completed the full battery of tests. One of the most important … Continue reading

Jamie Hollier: Unlocking Opportunities with Digital Literacy

WHITEHOUSE.GOV (Excerpt):  Many Americans are missing out on the benefits of digital literacy; one in five Americans, roughly 62 million people, doesn’t use the Internet. Their reasons include not knowing how, lack of affordable access to computers and the Internet, and simply not seeing the value of being online… One of my favorite stories was … Continue reading

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