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.

August 1 - Mena Public Library, Word Basics (11 a.m. – noon); Excel Basics (noon – 1 p.m.); PowerPoint Basics (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, hour long classes will cover the basics of the three popular Microsoft Office programs. There is a limit of 5 students per class and students cannot sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Shirley Philpot at (479) 394-2314.

August 4 – 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.

August 5 – Saline County Library in Benton, Internet for Beginners (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover the basics of getting online, doing Internet searches on topics, and safety and security. There is a limit of 10 students for the class. If people are interested, please contact the Lindsy Frazer at (501) 778-4766.

August 6 – Monroe County Library, Clarendon; Computer Basics 1 (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.); Computer Basics 2 (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.); Computer Basics 2 (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover the basics of computers including how to turn your computer on and off, how to use a mouse, terminology, and creating and saving a document. 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 Jimmy Rogers at 870-747-5593.

August 6 – Williford Library; Computer and Internet Basics (Noon – 1 p.m., 1p.m.-2p.m.). The hands on class will cover frequently asked questions on computers and the Internet. There is a limit of 5 people per one hour class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 966-4227.

August 7 - Warren Public Library, Frequently Asked Questions (11 a.m. – noon; Noon – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; 2 p.m.-3 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 the library at 870.226.2536.

August 11 – Argenta Branch Library in North Little Rock. Introduction to Microsoft Word (1PM-2PM) and Internet and Computer FAQ (2pm-3pm). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover different topics and students may sign up for more than one class. Introduction to Microsoft Word will orientate students to the basic skills they need to write a letter, make a resume, or create a poster. The FAQ class is open for students to ask their questions about the internet or computers. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (501) 687-1061.

August 12 – Ashdown Community Library, Computer Basics II (11 a.m. – noon); Word Basics (Noon – 1:00 p.m.); Frequently Asked Questions (1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover the basics of using a computer including creating and saving a document. The Word Basics class will go through basic Word functions and have students create a letter. The FAQ class will cover frequently asked questions on both computers and the internet. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 898-3233.

August 13 - Goff Public Library in Beebe Computer Basics (10AM-11AM), Introduction to Microsoft Word (11AM-noon), Setting-Up an Email Account (noon-1PM), Frequently Asked Questions (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 Introduction to Microsoft Word class will go through basic Word functions so that students will be able to write a letter, make a resume, or create a poster. In In the FAQ class, any questions about the internet or computers will be answered. In Setting-Up an Email, students will be able to make a new email account and/or learn how to send, organize, and include attachments to an email. In Internet Safety and Security student will learn about free antiviruses and anti-spyware, how to make strong passwords, and how to be safe and smart while using the Internet. There is a limit of 8 students for the Computer Basics and 5 students for the other classes. If people are interested, please contact the library at 501-882-3235.

August 13 - Star City Public Library, Word Basics I (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.); Facebook Basics (11 a.m. – noon); How to Use Your Email (noon – 1 p.m.); Computer Basics I (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on classes will cover the basics of the Microsoft Word program, the basics of navigating on Facebook, how to use your email address effectively and the very basics of computers. The Facebook and Email classes both require that students already have their email accounts set up and bring their email usernames and passwords to class. There is a limit of 5 students per class and students can take both classes if they choose. If people are interested, please contact Simone Kirk at 870.628.4711.

August 14 – Fletcher Library in Little Rock. Computer Basics (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.); Internet Basics (11:00a.m. – noon); Introduction to Microsoft Word (1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.); and Frequently Asked Questions (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover different topics and students may sign up for more than one class. Computer Basics introduces students to the basic parts and functions of a computer, showing them how to navigate around their devices. Internet Basics walks students through how to safely find websites, images, and directions online as well as reviewing popular websites. Introduction to Microsoft Word gives students the basic skills to write letters, make a resume, and create a poster. The FAQ class is for any questions about the internet or computers. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If people are interested, please contact Felecia at (501) 663-5457.

August 19 – McCrory Library; Computer and Internet Basics (Noon – 2PM). The hands on class will cover frequently asked questions on computers and the Internet for new and beginning computer users. There is a limit of 8 people per one hour class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 731-0150. 

August 20 – Faulkner County Public Library in Conway, Introduction to Windows 8 (10a.m.-11a.m.); Introduction to Microsoft Word (11 a.m.-noon); Email Basics (1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.), and Frequently Asked Questions (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Introduction to Windows 8 examines the hardware and software of a computer and orientates students to navigating around a Windows 8 computer.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Windows 8 to this class. Introduction to Microsoft Word gives students the basic skills to write letters, make a resume, and create a poster. In Email Basics, students will be able to make a new email account and/or learn how to send, organize, and include attachments to an email. The Frequently Asked Questions class allows students to ask their questions 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.

August 21 – Lake Village Library, Computer Basics 1 (11 a.m. – noon); Computer Basics 2(Noon – 1 p.m.); Computer and Internet FAQ (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover the basics of a computer and mouse exercises. The last 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 may not sign up for more than one class. If people are interested, please contact Judi Fava at (870) 265-6116.

August 21 – Sharp County Library in Hardy, Computer and Internet Basics. The hands on class will introduce students to how to use a computer and get on the Internet. There is a limit of 8 people for the two- hour class. If people are interested, please contact Cecilia Mullins at (870) 856-3934.

August 22  – Barton Public Library in El Dorado, Computer Basics 1 (11 a.m.-noon); Computer Basics 2 (Noon – 1 p.m.); Microsoft Word (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The free, hands on, 1 hour long classes will cover the basics of using a computer and the basics of Microsoft Word. 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 Nancy Arn at (870) 863-5447.

August 25 – Jefferson County Public Library in Pine Bluff, Computer Basics 1 (11 a.m. – noon) Computer Basics 2 (Noon – 1 p.m.), Computer and Internet FAQ (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). 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. There will also be an FAQ class where any questions about the internet or computers will be answered. 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 Janna Mitchell at (870) 534-4802.

August 26 – Des Arc Public Library, Computer Basics 1 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.); Computer Basics 2 (11 a.m. – noon); Frequently Asked Questions (Noon – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.). The hands on classes will cover the very basics of computers including the parts, functions and mouse exercises. The Basics 2 class will cover how to create and save a document as well as other basic skills. There will also be FAQ classes where any questions about the internet or computers will be answered. There is a limit of 5 students per class. If people are interested, please contact the library at (870) 256-3003.

August 27- Hampton Public Library, Computer and Internet FAQ (Noon – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; 2 p.m.-3 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 Brenda Barfell at 870.798.4492.

August 28 – Monticello Public Library in Drew County, Computer & Internet FAQ (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. – Noon; Noon-1 p.m.). 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 Brandy Horne at (870) 367-8583.

 

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