Helping adults across Ark. learn to read with digital program

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Connect Arkansas's newest digital literacy program is aimed at adults within a 17-county area of Arkansas. The Adult Digital Literacy Program provides digital literacy training on a wide range of computer and technology topics ranging from Internet safety and security to setting up an email address.

    • What do students learn in a typical class?
       o The classes cover topics ranging from learning the very basics of computers (turning them on, what part does what task, using a mouse) to setting up an email account, all the way to using an iPad effectively. Students are encouraged to come prepared with questions or things that they would like to cover.
       o The biggest part of all of the classes is getting students to overcome their fear. The instructor lets students know that they are not going to do anything to hurt the computers and that making mistakes is how we learn.

    • Who is the ideal candidate for an adult digital literacy class?
       o Anyone who is willing to put in the time, effort and practice to grow their computer skills.
       o Students range from those who have never touched a computer before to those who want to become better at the latest technology.

    • Where can prospective students learn more and find out about upcoming classes in their area?
       o The classes are held in 17 counties: Mississippi, Sharp, Woodruff, Faulkner, Jefferson, Arkansas, Phillips, Lincoln, Desha, Drew, Chicot, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Ouachita, Columbia and Union county. 

    To find out more about specific dates, times and locations, visit www.connect-arkansas.org or check with your local public library.

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