As the technology landscape continues to evolve rapidly, every information professional must be prepared to teach meaningful digital skills to their communities. But how do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new advancements?
To facilitate a national dialogue on digital literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012 from 7:00-8:00p.m. EST. (RSVP now)
The December webinar, which will be hosted by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the ALA Digital Literacy Task Force, is a follow-up to the highly attended web-based forum that the ALA hosted in November.
Attendees will hear from participants who are exploring ways to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs. Speakers include:
- Karen Hanson, federal program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce
- Julie Coiro, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island School of Education
- Moderated by: Renee Hobbs, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow
To RSVP for the webinar (which will be streamed live at http://www.districtdispatch.org/digilit12/), email OITP Assistant Director Marijke Visser at email@example.com, using “Digital Literacy” in the subject line.