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Welcome to the Broadband RI Digital Literacy Instructor Workshop. Purpose: To address the lack of adult digital literacy. Currently , it is estimated that approximately 29% of Rhode Island adults do not go online .

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purpose to address the lack of adult digital literacy
Purpose: To address the lack of adult digital literacy

Currently, it is estimated that approximately 29% of Rhode Island adults do not go online.

This means that nearly 3 out of 10 RI adults do not have access to job opportunities.

These Rhode Islanders cannot access the abundance of services moving online (Social Security, TDI, GED, etc.), nor can they access resources that improve quality of life (health/medical information, health care registration, social connections, etc.)


“General Principle: For every one-point increase in the percent of U.S. households with broadband, nearly 300,000 jobs will be added to the economy.” – Brookings Institution Study

Digital literacy and access to information is critical to closing the digital divideand giving all citizens equal opportunity to jobs and connection to healthcare, safety, government, education, community – all contributing to a healthier economy.

why does digital literacy matter
Why Does Digital Literacy Matter?

Digital literacy matters because of the opportunities it creates.


Procedures:How will adult digital literacy be accomplished?

Broadband RI Digital Literacy Program

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (grants $$ to states)

Developed by Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI), a program under the State’s Office of Digital Excellence (ODE)

Works to create new opportunities by expanding broadband infrastructure & use and digital literacy across Rhode Island ACCESS & ADOPTION!


Early Model ofDigital Literacy

Recent Model ofDigital Literacy


The Online Home of Rhode Island’s Digital Literacy Community

The Training Network

The Digital Literacy “Portal”

  • Instructors and Class Materials
  • Class Locations
  • Community Outreach Partners
  • Instructor Resources and “Open Source” Curriculum
  • Class and Event Schedules
  • Community Contacts


the bbri digital literacy core curriculum






Browser and Website Basics

Google and Library Resources


Internet Safety & Privacy

Capstone Class

The BBRI Digital Literacy “Core” Curriculum

Basic Internet Skills

Curriculum Components


Digital Literacy Portal Websitehttp://literacy.broadband.ri.gov

  • Class Materials
  • Training Location Information
  • Class and Event Scheduling
  • Student Registration
  • InstructorResources
future expectations
Future Expectations
  • Impact on Adult Education
    • GED tech support, RI Adult Education Technology Plan
    • Technology Point Person (TPP) training – RIDE Tech Initiative
  • Impact on Libraries
    • Partners in Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) grant, ALL Access in the Libraries (as of Nov 2013)
  • Impact on the field of Digital Literacy
    • Digital Literacy Portal
      • Free curriculum available online
      • Free digital literacy resources online
  • And finally…. A digitally literate adult community!
learner variation universal design for learning

Learner Variation & Universal Design for Learning

Supporting students’ learning in effective ways

issue p rogram accessibility for all
Issue: Program Accessibility for ALL

Initial curriculum:

  • Instructors could not cover all materials in each session
  • Students needed more help (high risk)
  • Instructors did not understand how to help varied learners
  • Original print curriculum – overwhelming and boring
  • Need to vary formats & design to reach differing learners


The Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

udl why people learn in different ways
UDL: Why??People learn in different ways.
  • Some are good readers
  • Some learn by listening
  • Some speak English
  • Some may not hear well
  • Some are poor readers
  • Some learn by doing
  • Some speak other languages
  • Some may not see well

Everyone has ways in which they learn best!!

how can we support learning in a different ways
How can we support learning in a different ways?

From single paths…

  • Read, Listen, Write, Speak, Manipulate Calculations,Remember Concepts and Procedures

To multiple paths…

  • Take in information, Express information,Demonstrate understanding of processes,Demonstrate understanding of concepts & ideas,Show what they know in formats that are personally accessible
  • Using…
  • Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Kinesthetic, Multisensory,Demonstration, Manipulatives, Creative Routes, Outcome-Based
What’s it all about?

Universal Design for





by applying




Applied in a “Spiral Curriculum”

the 3 core principles of udl
The 3 Core Principles of UDL

Multiple Means of Representation

To increase recognition

Multiple Means of Action & Expression

To expand strategic output

Multiple Means of Engagement

To enhance involvement

www.cast.org CAST, Inc.


The UDL Wheel for Guideline Exploration


Developed through Towson University

Elizabeth BerquistEBerquist@towson.edu

(currently piloting a hand-held APP version)

example from instructor training simple ideas to integrate udl
Example from Instructor Training: Simple ideas to integrate UDL

To vary means of REPRESENTATION

Use color to highlight key terms or ideas

Use pictures to reduce language barriers

To vary means of ACTION & EXPRESSION

Encourage verbal restatement by students

Encourage demonstration to peers and to you

To vary means of ENGAGEMENT

Help students relate content to their own lives

Have students share & support each other by working in pairs

udl applied to increase r elevance for adult learners
UDL applied to increase relevance for adult learners

UDL Step 1: Convert curriculum from “text-heavy” to be more engaging, visually-accessible, easy-to-use.

UDL Step 2: Integrate content on UDL into the Instructor Workshop.

UDL Step 3: Training scenarios representing a range of varied DL learners.

UDL Step 4: Exemplary UDL models that support scenario activities.

UDL Step 5: Vary instructional methods to model diversified instruction & exemplify UDL in practice.

UDL Step 6: UDL resourcesvia Digital Literacy Portal

technology supports access technology transforms

The Role of Technology in Digital Literacy Instruction for ALL

  • Allows manipulation and controlof format
  • Offers alternatives for access
  • Supportsmulti-sensoryinstruction
  • Supports greater personalindependence
  • Use general technology & assistive technology together: recognizing a continuum of access available through technology
technology udl
Technology & UDL
  • Technology provides tools that support functions to accomplish goals
  • UDL impacts goals, materials, instruction & assessment

Technology is one of the tools in the UDL Toolbox to support the attainment of goals.

A very POWERFUL tool!

CAST, 2003

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Microsoft Accessibility in Windows 7
  • Personalization
      • High Contrast
      • Colors > Advanced appearance settings
      • Sounds
      • Mouse pointers
      • Display
  • Ease of Access Center
      • Get recommendations
      • Explore settings
      • Magnifier
      • Zoom in Internet Explorer
      • On-Screen Keyboard
      • Narrator
      • Speech Recognition