Three Different Approaches to Increasing Computer Literacy in the Community
Collection: Research Materials
This report describes a project that was designed to assist the people of Houston, BC with technological literacy. The project's organizers decided that the most effective way for individuals to increase their skill and comfort level was to have fun with computers, so they provided computers for open-ended learning and play, with back-up support and instruction. Instruction was low-key and relaxed. All instruction was free.
Three venues were created for the project: the Lunchroom Learning stations at Northwood Inc., the Link at the Library stations at Gould Memorial Public Library, and the Computer Camps at The Learning Centre. The report details how each venue was set up and staffed, and provides recommendations for the future.