Adult Digital Literacy Program

 

Connect Arkansas’s adult digital literacy program is aimed at adults throughout a 75 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. Below is the list of upcoming Digital Learning Classes:

 

Adult Digital Literacy Classes:

For classes in Pulaski County visit Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) or SeniorNet of Little Rock.

September 2 – Marvell Public Library, Computer and Internet FAQ (10 a.m.-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-noon; 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.). The hands on class will cover frequently asked questions on both computers and the internet. There is a limit of 3 people per one hour class. If people are interested, please contact Edwynne Story at (870) 829-3183.

September 4 – Nevada County Library, Prescott; Internet and Email Basics (11 a.m.-noon; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover how to better use email and the Internet in general. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class and students cannot sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Terri Vandiver at 870-887-5846.

September 8 – Grant County Library, Sheridan; Computer and Internet FAQ (11 a.m.-noon; Noon – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.). The hands on class will cover frequently asked questions on both computers and the internet. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class and students cannot sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Pam Withers at (870) 942-4436.

September 9 – Helena Public Library, Computer Basics 1 (11 a.m. – noon), Computer Basics 2 (Noon – 1 p.m.), Internet and Email Basics (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover the basics of a computer and mouse exercises. There will also be an email class where students can learn to better use their email addresses and the Internet in general. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class and students may not sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Erica Bentley at (870) 338-3537.

September 10 – Faulkner County Public Library in Conway, Computer Basics (10a.m.-11a.m.); Introduction to Microsoft Word (11 a.m.-noon); Introduction to Excel (1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.), and Frequently Asked Questions (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover the very basics of computers including the parts, functions and mouse exercises in Computer Basics, the basics of Microsoft Word, and the basics of Microsoft Excel. The FAQ class will cover frequently asked questions on both computers and the internet. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class. If people are interested, please contact Nancy at 501.327.7482.

September 10 – Sevier County Library, DeQueen; Internet and Email Basics (Noon – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 2 hour long class will cover the basics of using the Internet as well as how to set up and use an email address. There is a limit of 5 students for this class. If people are interested, please contact Johnye Fisher at (870) 584-4364.

September 11 - Goff Public Library in Beebe Computer Basics (10AM-11AM), Setting-Up an Email Account (11AM-noon), Using Email (noon-1PM), and Becoming friends with Facebook (1PM-2PM). The free, hands-on, 1 hour long classes will cover the basics of using a computer including terminology, using a mouse, creating and saving files and other topics. The Setting-Up Email class explores the uses of email, assisting students in creating their own email account while Using Email shows students how to send, read, and organize their emails as well as send attachments. In Become Friends with Facebook, students will set-up their account, learn about security and privacy settings, and learn how to get the most out of Facebook. There is a limit of 5 students for each classes. If people are interested, please contact the library at 501-882-3235.

September 11 - Star City Public Library, Word Basics I (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.); Email Basics (11 a.m. – noon); Computer Basics I (noon – 1 p.m.); Computer Basics II (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on classes will cover the basics of the Microsoft Word, creating and using an email account, and the basics of using a computer. There is a limit of 5 students per class and students may only sign up for one class. If people are interested, please contact Simone Kirk at 870.628.4711.

September 15 – Craighead County Jonesboro Library. Introduction to Navigating the Girl Scouts Webpage and Surfing the Web (10am-11:30am), Staying Safe Online (noon-1pm), How to Use Your Email (1pm-2pm). These hands-on classes are free to volunteers and staff of the Girls Scouts. In the Introduction to Navigating the Girl Scouts Website and Surfing the Web students will learn how to find information about their local Girl Scouts troops and how to find websites, maps, and images using Google. In Staying Safe Online students will learn how to make good passwords, how to make safe decisions online, and how to use antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall programs. In How to Use Your Email, students will be able to make a new email account and/or learn how to send, organize, and include attachments to an email. There is a limit of 10 people per one hour class. If any volunteers and staff of the Girl Scouts are interested, please contact the Mandy at (870) 932-2833.

September 16 – Piggott Library Computer and Internet Basics (noon-2pm), Frequent Questions and Answers (2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm); The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will introduce students to how to use a computer and the Internet. In the Frequent Questions and Answers classes, students’ questions about the internet or computers will be answered. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Gay Johnson at 870-598-3666.

September 16 – Crossett Public Library, Social Media for Small Businesses (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover how to create business pages for Facebook and Twitter as well as using these sites to generate more traffic into the businesses. There is a limit of 5 people per class and students cannot sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 364-2230.

September 17 – Jonesboro Hispanic Community Services Inc.; TBD (11am-noon), TBD (noon-1pm). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will introduce students to how to use a computer and the Internet. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Gina Gomez at (870) 931-1884.

September 17 – Greene County Library in Paragould, Computer and Internet Basics (3pm-5pm). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will introduce students to how to use a computer and the Internet. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Mikes Rogers at 870-236-8711.

September 17 – Cabot Public Library in Lonoke County, Internet and Email basics (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. - noon); Word Basics (Noon – 1 p.m.); Frequently Asked Questions (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class and students may not sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Jessica at (501) 843-7661.

September 18 – Rison Public Library in Cleveland County, Internet and Email Basics (11 a.m. – Noon; Noon-1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover creating and using an email address as well as the basics of the Internet in general. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class and students may not sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Hilda Terry at (870) 325-7270.

September 18 – Randolph County Library in Pocahontas, Computer & Internet Basics (9am-11am), Frequently Asked Questions (11am-noon). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will introduce students to how to use a computer and the Internet. In the Frequent Questions and Answers classes, students’ questions about the internet or computers will be answered. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact the library at 870-892-5617.

September 23 – Marion County Library in Yelleville, Computer & Internet Basics (11am-1pm), Introduction to PowerPoint (1pm-2pm). The free, hands-on, 2 hours long tutoring sessions will cover students’ questions about computers and the internet. Introduction to Powerpoint will cover the basics of creating a presentation. There is a limit of 8 students for Computer & Internet Basics and 5 people for Introduction to PowerPoint. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 449-6015.

September 23 – Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, Dardanelle, Computer FAQ (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Ipad FAQ (11 a.m. – noon). There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class and students cannot sight up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Donna Evans at (479) 229-4418.

September 23 – Yell County Library, Danville, Computer FAQ (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.); Computer Basics I (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.). There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class and students cannot sight up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Stacy Laurie at (479) 495-2911.

September 24 – Gassville Public Library, Computer Basics (9am-10am); The free, hands on, 1 hour long class will introduce students to how to use a computer. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 435-2180.

September 24 - Reynolds Memorial Library in Mountain Home, Computer Basics (11am-noon). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will introduce students to how to use computer. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Jeff at (870) 580-0987.

September 24 - Dumas Public Library, Computer and Internet FAQ (11 a.m.-noon; Noon – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.). The hands on class will cover frequently asked questions on both computers and the internet. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class. If people are interested, please contact Alice Branson at (870) 382-5763.

September 25 - Waychoff Senior Center in Heber Springs. Computer Basics (11am-noon, noon-1pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover students’ questions about the internet or computers. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Sharon at 501-362-2413.

September 30 - Mulberry Public Library; Introduction to eReaders (11am-noon), Staying Safe Online (noon-1pm), Becoming Friends with Facebook (1pm-2pm). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover how to use an eReader to check out books, understanding how to stay safe from computer viruses and scams online, and how to get the most out of your Facebook account.  There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Anna Moore at 479.997.1226.

September 30 – Dallas County Public Library in Fordyce, Word Basics I (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. – noon); Computer Basics 1 (Noon – 1 p.m.); Word Basics II (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover computer basics, creating and saving documents, and the basics of Word. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class and students may not sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Amy at (870) 352-3592.

 

Connect Arkansas has an additional adult training program targeted specifically toward seniors. Click here to learn more about the Senior Digital Literacy Program