New digital literacy program in Canada to provide adult learners with digital skills training

In the context of Canada’s Media Literacy Week, ABC Life Literacy non-profit organization launched a program to support adult learners from remote communities to improve their digital literacy and skills. The program, organized with the support of Internet Service Provider Rogers Communications, attempts to provide seniors from the community with the opportunity to learn how to use digital technologies for their daily lives.

The pilot program in November will consist of a series of 3 hour learning lessons covering topics such as the relevance of internet, online safety, basic skills and researching information for relevant tasks such as job searching or participating in their communities. According to Mack Rogers, Director of Community Programs for ABC Life Literacy Canada, “Providing adult learners with a safe, supportive environment to acquire and grow their digital literacy skills is essential and built into our exciting community pilot.”

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