Digital Literacy Project

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The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we foster positive digital citizenship and engage people in creative new media production. Since 2007 we have worked with over 60 partner organizations and schools and through them, more than 3,100 individuals ranging in age from 6 to 96.

More Activities

Here’s a rundown on current and past activities. To find out more, see our blog or contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Community Outreach

Preventing Cyberviolence

Downsizing and Honouring Memories: Seniors Helping Seniors

Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos

The Neighbourhood Theatre

Digital Music-Making for Seniors

Moving Pictures

Nuit blanche 2016 – Showcase of seniors’ and children’s digital creations

Kids POP

Pokémon GO 101

Human Library 2013

The following video “Festi Pointe 2012” by youth of the YMCA Pointe-Saint-Charles – Teen Zone is a good example of our community collaborations. The teens picked the topic and with our mentorship, they planned, shot and edited the video themselves. We’ve helped many other groups and schools make videos — in all, more than 130 videos, most now available on YouTube.

Testimonial Video

International Sharing

Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) funded Digital Literacy Project Coordinator Eric Craven to make a presentation on our Digital Music Making for Seniors project at the “Music, ageing, technology” symposium at the University of Eastern Finland in mid-May 2016.

ACT also funded Eric Craven to take part in the ACT annual meeting in Bucharest, Romania in September 2015. The meeting was a good opportunity for him to connect with ACT’s international partners and share information about seniors using digital media.

For more information about the Atwater Library’s Digital Literacy Project, contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext’n 207.