The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past six years we have worked with over 800 individuals ranging in age from 10 to 90.
In early January 2014 we conducted a workshop for the clients of the Tyndale St-Georges Little Burgundy Employment Centre about social media, internet privacy and how to build a positive online identity.
During the winter of 2014 we are working with grade six students at Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North to help them explore four different learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic) through digital media such as video, PowerPoint and animation.
With funding from the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors program, we are offering a series of workshops aimed at empowering musically oriented seniors to use and later teach others to use computers to record and create music. This will be followed by workshops offered by the participants themselves. Stay tuned for more information.
In December 2013 we wrapped up another great collaboration with Concordia University’s Theatre and Development program. During the fall semester, students in a course called "The Neighbourhood Theatre" learned how be artists in residence at the Library, assisted with Digital Literacy Project programming and developed a forum theatre workshop aimed at improving job interview skills for clients of the Little Burgundy Employment Centre and Jeunes en action at the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi – NDG. The students completed the course by making a video about their experiences with the Library.
For more information, contact Digital Literacy Project Coordinator Eric Craven at email@example.com.