Broadband Rhode Island Digital Literacy Program

[ 0 ] August 15, 2012 |

Earlier this year, here, I wrote about the possibilities of school-based digital learning and the challenges that inequitable access to technological resources and skills pose to those possibilities.

Since then, the Broadband Rhode Island Digital Literacy program has gotten off the ground. Found online at http://literacy.broadband.ri.gov/, the BBRI Digital Literacy program aims to educate Rhode Islanders who lack access to and information about technology through a freely available curriculum, volunteer instructors, and face-to-face classes based in communities and locations where the need for digital literacy education is highest.

You may want to take a class, become an instructor, or connect an organization that you’re a part of with BBRI‘s work. I am not currently involved personally, but think that the initiative is a great addition to our state’s education resources. Check it out and help spread the word.

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Jill Davidson

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Jill Davidson lives in Providence with her husband Kevin Eberman and sons Elias (age 11), Leo (age 8), and Henry (age 5). She is a past president of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization and is an active parent leader in the Providence Public Schools. She writes about education in Providence and beyond at http://providenceschools.blogspot.com. Professionally, Jill is an independent education consultant and writer and Managing Director of the Coalition of Essential Schools. Some days, there’s not too much time left for more, but when there is, Jill loves to multitask with combinations of cooking, shopping locally, gardening, exercising, reading, hanging out with friends and family, and exploring Rhode Island.

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