Digital Literacy

Students of Literacy KC

This post is part three of a three part series made possible by the Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC’s Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC. It gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all while improving basic reading and writing skills. Here are some [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC

Students of Literacy KC

This post is part two of a three part series made possible by the Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC’s Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC. It gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all while improving basic reading and writing skills. Here are some [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC

The Digital Skills Component of 21st Century Literacy

When you think of literacy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of one of your favorite books, or a piece of notebook paper waiting to be covered in neat rows of writing. Maybe you think of your email inbox, full of unread emails needing to be answered. Or your Facebook account, filled with posts [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on The Digital Skills Component of 21st Century Literacy

Student Spotlight: Albert & His Computer

Albert joined Literacy KC in Fall 2016. When he was enrolling in classes, he told his registrar that he did not have any interest in learning about computers. Eight weeks later, Albert has worked on numerous digital lessons, learning websites, and received instruction in the classroom. Our assisted computer lab staff hours have allowed for [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Student Spotlight: Albert & His Computer

Spotlight: Literacy KC’s Digital Inclusion Fellow

  Sarah Bell, Literacy KC's Digital Inclusion Fellow, pictured with the other 21 Digital Inclusion Fellows throughout the country. I just returned from a week-long orientation in Portland, Oregon for Year 2 of the national Digital Inclusion Fellowship, where we, the 22 Fellows, heard from experts in the field of digital inclusion [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|About Literacy KC, Announcements, Digital Literacy, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Spotlight: Literacy KC’s Digital Inclusion Fellow

Literacy KC Chosen as Digital Inclusion Fellow City Host For A Second Straight Year

  Great news! Literacy KC has been selected for the second straight year as a City Host for The Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Digital Inclusion Fellowship! Last year, NTEN announced its first ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), in partnership with Google Fiber, which Literacy Kansas City was also chosen for. In an effort to increase digital literacy and [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Announcements, Digital Literacy|Comments Off on Literacy KC Chosen as Digital Inclusion Fellow City Host For A Second Straight Year

How Does Technology Affect Low-Literate Adults?

By Sarah Bell, Ticket to Read Instructor and Google Fellow In the 21st century, it is impossible to talk about literacy without mentioning the digital component. It seems like everything has an online counterpart these days. Most of these provide convenience in our busy lives, such as online banking, bill pay, shopping, Google maps, etc. [...]