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A destination for practitioners in service-oriented organizations—such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers to find digital literacy content. The resources can be found by subject area, community, by skill topic, and learning level.

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MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfi...
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Guide to healthy web surfing.

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MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health, Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealt...
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Guide to evaluating health information.

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MedlinePlus: Health Literacy


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthliteracy....
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Guide to health literacy.

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Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/prescription/
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This hands-on introduction to consumer health information will cover the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of MedlinePlus.gov, DIRLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov and other reliable web pages such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.

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Promoting Health Literacy Through Easy-to-Read Materials


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/healthliteracy/
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Learn in a hands-on environment--in the large group and break-out groups, to critique, rewrite and create materials that get your health and wellness information across quickly and clearly. We'll review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout.

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TOXNET: Toxicology and Environmental Information


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/toxnet/
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This in an introductory class on the TOXNET databases for inexperienced users. Participants will learn about the different databases available on TOXNET and what type of information is available in each database.

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Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.ht...
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Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

Interactive tutorial to understand medical words.

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Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/cam/
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The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid bad science and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies.

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¿No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians class description


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/nocomprende/
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Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to quickly find health information in Spanish but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This 4-hour hands-on class will cover resources for learning basic medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.

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Edutopia Technology Integration


Contributed by: The George Lucas Education Foundation
Link: http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration
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Educator resource to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students for their future education, careers, and adult lives.

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New User Tutorial


Contributed by: The Library Network
Link: http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/
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Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

A training designed for people that have never used a computer before, focuses on using the mouse and scrolling.

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Role of ICT in Education


Contributed by: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Link: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/ict/online-reso...
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Report on the ways ICT has impacted education, describes the benefits and issues, and offers guidelines and common mistakes to avoid.

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University of Illinois Digital Literacy resources


Contributed by: University of Illinois
Link: http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/
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This portal for digital literacy includes various tutorials, guides, and digital tools created to help find, evaluate, and critically use information sources.

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Bibliobouts


Contributed by: University of Michigan, Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://bibliobouts.si.umich.edu/BiblioBoutsAbout.h...
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Bibliobouts project at the University of Michigan funded by IMLS that seeks to teach information literacy through gaming.

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Project Ideal


Contributed by: University of Michigan
Link: http://projectideal.org/index.html
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Project IDEAL is a consortium of states working together to develop effective distance education programs for adult learners. Through collaborative research and practice, the consortium works to raise the quality of distance education across the country.

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Discover How to Create Accessible PDFs


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link: http://connectpro36216355.adobeconnect.com/p150934...
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Hear how Adobe Connect 8 provides support for accessibility including support for real-time closed captioning, keyboard access, and other features. This is a recorded presentation from the TARGET Discovery series.

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Internet Basics Tutorial


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link: http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/tool/tutorial/i...
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An Internet basics tutorial.

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USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT)


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UTP_DLT.html
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The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) is designed specifically to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. Through loans, grants and loan/grant combinations, advanced telecommunications technologies provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents.

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USDA Rural Utilities Service - Telecommunications Programs


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-progr...
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USDA RUS offers several broadband related grant programs to help rural communities take advantage of and participate in the digital economy. Find information on this page for the four key programs in the Telecommunications Programs section of this page: Community Connect Grants; Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants; Farm Bill Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees; Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Guarantees.

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) eLearnVA


Contributed by: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Link: http://www.elearnva.com/
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Virginia Commonwealth University’s eLearnVA is an innovative statewide distance learning center for adults and youth. Learners use a variety of online programs to prepare to pass the GED.

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