Technology Training

Upcoming Sessions

Community members learn computer skills with WNMU Adult Education Services.All of the following sessions are free and located at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City.

Basic Computer Skills Workshop
Thursday, February 22, 10:00am-12:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead the workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

Basic Tech Workshop: Intro to the Internet
Friday, February 23, 2:00-4:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead the workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

Open Lab with Literacy Link-Leamos
Tuesday, March 20, 10:00am-12:00pm

Practice computer skills and ask questions. Bring your own laptop or mobile device for troubleshooting. Knowledgeable Literacy Link-Leamos staff and volunteers will be available to assist. Free, no registration necessary.

Basic Tech Workshop: Intro to Email
Thursday, March 22, 10:00am-12:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead a workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

Basic Tech Workshop: Intro to Microsoft Word
Friday, March 23, 2:00-4:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead a workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

Basic Tech Workshop: Intro to Microsoft Excel
Thursday, April 12, 10:00am-12:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead a workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

Basic Tech Workshop: Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
Friday, April 13, 2:00-4:00pm

Adult Education Services will lead a workshop. Free, no registration necessary.

 

 

Community members learn computer skills with WNMU Adult Education Services.Sessions Elsewhere

Here are some learning opportunities hosted elsewhere in the community:

Social Media Seminar
Wednesday, March 21, 1:00pm
Arts and Cultural District offices (in the Visitor’s Center)
201 N. Hudson Street, Silver City

The facilitator will teach how to market your business or organization using Facebook, Instagram, and other tools. To register, email the Arts and Cultural District at socialmedia@visitsilvercity.org.

Verizon workshops
Staff at the Verizon (I’d Go Wireless) Store at 105 N. Rosedale Street Suite D (near Walgreens) state that they offer workshops for learning to use mobile devices every other Saturday. Call (575) 956-6383 for more details.

 

Digital Literacy Training: 21st Century Skills for a Sustainable Grant County

DigitalLiteracyLogoCroppedThe Digital Literacy Training: 21st Century Skills for a Sustainable Grant County project ran from March 2014 to March 2015 and was funded by a $15,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoran Community Investment Fund. The partnership involved the Silver City Public Library, the Bayard Public Library, WNMU Adult Education Services, the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, New Mexico Workforce Connection, Literacy Link – Leamos, and the Silver City Arts and Cultural District. The library is building on the partnerships forged, lessons learned, and feedback gathered during the first project year. We will continue to promote the development of the technology skills that are essential for economic growth, and increase the capacity of citizens to fully engage in the community, access needed services, and participate in educational opportunities. For more information, contact Lillian Galloway at the Silver City Public Library, 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com.

Resources

Resources and Tutorials for Learning Technology:

Directory of resources you can find on the internet: http://everyoneon.org/knowledge-center/

gcf_logoGCF Learn Free: gcflearnfree.org/technology

DigitalLearn computer tutorials: http://digitallearn.org

TechBoomers tutorials for using popular websites: https://techboomers.com/

New technology user tutorial: http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/intro2.htm

ReadWest Computer Literacy Program: https://sites.google.com/a/readwest.org/readwest-clp/home

DigitalLiteracy.gov computer tutorials: http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/content/learner

SeniorNet: www.seniornet.org “SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.”

SeniorNet exercises for using a mouse: http://www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousepractice.html

AARP Academy: https://aarptek.aarp.org/

Information about Protecting Your Privacy, On and Offline:

Virtual Privacy Lab by San Jose Public Library: https://www.sjpl.org/privacy

Guidance for online security and privacy: http://www.onguardonline.gov/

Privacy education by PeopleSmart (a for-profit database company): http://www.peoplesmart.com/privacy-education