Mark Your Calendar for Digital Learning Day
Put your tech skills to the test on February 27, 2020! Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and highlights innovative, forward-thinking ways to use technology in the classroom. Your library card unlocks unlimited resources for staying up-to-date with technology, regardless of your skill level. Here are some ways to sharpen your tech skills:
Browse through books in the library's catalogue. Even in the digital age, books can be an incredibly helpful resource for keeping up with technology. We update our catalogue regularly, so you can find the latest editions of popular tech-help books in our non-fiction section. Not sure where to start? Our librarians can lead the way to endless digital learning resources! Browse our catalogue here, or check out our e-resources including Hoopla and Overdrive for e-books, audiobooks and more.
Attend an E-Services class or program. The Jacksonville Public Library's E-Services Department is dedicated to helping users learn and master the technology needed in today's economy. You can book one-on-one help sessions or drop in on group sessions. Topics include basic computer literacy, Microsoft Office Basics, Digital Media and Design Basics, internet safety, digital photography basics, intro to coding and many more. All of our classes are free and open to the public.
Take courses on lynda.com. Jacksonville Public Library card holders can create a free account with Lynda.com, unlocking access to thousands of online courses taught by expert instructors. Anyone can learn the latest software, creative, and business skills for free. Bite-size tutorials and comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics are available for users of any skill level. Lynda.com offers personalized and self-paced learning, and helps users acquire skillsets that improve hireability without the cost of higher education.
The ever-changing digital world can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be with access to the right resources. Use Digital Leanring Day as an opportunity to explore these resources and embrace the endless possibilities technology can lead to.