Digital Literacy Program

Digital Literacy Program—Open to Delaware County Adults

DCLC offers FREE lectures, workshop, and multi-session classes to help local adults age 18 and over improve their computer skills. Lectures are information sessions. Workshops and multi-session classes are interactive. All courses are held at Delaware County Literacy Council. Pre-registration is required.

This program is generously sponsored by AARP and the Rosenthal Family Foundation. If you are interested in hosting Digital Literacy sessions at your community organization, please contact Pat Gunnin at pgunnin@delcoliteracy.org.

Courses Currently Available

Connecting to the Internet—Workshop
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

Not always sure if your internet-enabled devices are connected to the internet? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll go over how to check the Wi-Fi connection on your PC, iPhone, or Android smartphone. We’ll also cover how to use the hotspot from your smartphone and best practices for password protection and connecting to public Wi-Fi. Click here to register.

Affordable Home Internet—Lecture
Thursday, August 18, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

Having home internet can help you save money, look for a job, connect with others, make everyday tasks easier, and much more! This lecture goes over basic information you need to know when signing up for home internet service. You’ll also learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a permanent, government program that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. In some cases, depending on your internet plan, the ACP discount may help you get home internet for free! Click here to register.

Finding Information Online—Workshop
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

The internet is an incredible resource but finding what you’re looking for can sometimes be daunting or time consuming. That’s why finding what you’re looking for online is such an important skill. This hands-on workshop will review helpful tips for using effective search terms, evaluating your search results, and searching within a reliable site for accurate information. Click here to register.

Protecting Your Personal Information Online—Lecture
Thursday, August 25, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like safe browsing, how to recognize online scams, and when it’s OK — or not — to share your personal information online. Click here to register.

Staying Safe Online—Workshop
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

This hands-on workshop reviews important tips for keeping your personal information safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. Learn how to recognize suspicious emails, tips for safe browsing and best practices for shopping online. Click here to register.

Using Job Search Engines—Workshop
Thursday, September 1, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM

Did you know that it’s better to apply for a job through the employer’s website rather than on a general job search site? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use job search engines like Indeed to research and evaluate employment opportunities rather than for the applications themselves. We’ll go over tips for understanding job listings and for staying organized during your search. Lastly, we’ll share job search resources focused on those 50+. Click here to register.