A new digital literacy program will be launched across the City of Unley’s libraries this month. The Reboot program has been created in response to an increasing demand from the community for support and training with new technology, in particular mobile devices.
Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne said Unley Libraries aimed to actively develop capabilities and competencies in digital literacy and help residents to appreciate the benefits of new technology.
“Digital literacy is a basic requirement for functioning effectively in today’s society and Reboot is about assisting our residents to become informed digital consumers and smart cyber operators” ,” Mr Clyne said.
“The program focuses on how to navigate and interact with digital tools; better enabling people to discover what technology can do for them and how to use it in everyday life.”
The program will provide a flexible learning environment for residents of all ages to increase their online engagement and better understand the opportunities created by new and emerging technologies.
The program is designed to be interactive, collaborative and confidence building. Topics covered include how to use an iPad or tablet, participating in social networking, creating new content, and the importance of online security.
Reboot will be officially launched at Unley Town Hall on Thursday, September 24, at 6pm. The event will be opened by guest speaker Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, who is the University of Adelaide’s Head of School of Computer Science, followed by demonstrations of creative and innovative technologies.
For more information call (08) 8372 5100 or visit www.unley.sa.gov.au.