DigitalLearn.org is Public Library Association’s online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed, video-based tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy skills. The modules help learners practice basic skills like using a mouse, creating an email address, navigating a website and more. Once learners have practiced the basics, they can move on to more specific topics to help them apply for a job, find health information, be productive, connect with friends and family, and to stay safe online. DigitalLearn.org provides intentional, foundational instruction to be taken at the pace of the learner anytime.
Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy. Learn something new or update your existing skills.
Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language. Rocket Language also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. This is perfect for the business or traveler Learner, as well as extra practice for students.
Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people:
• explore new career possibilities;
• assess their interests and experience;
• identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education;
• prepare for a job search; and
• search and apply for jobs.
Residents of Virginia have access to a variety of digital resources to Virginia residents through their local public library. This is made possible with Library Service and Technology funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Virginia.