Public Library Association, AT&T team up to bring digital literacy training to families

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The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, and AT&T have announced a collaboration to improve digital literacy and promote broadband adoption among families and communities, particularly those who are newly connected to the internet and navigating home schooling, employment and other activities made challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PLA and AT&T will offer a specially curated collection of digital literacy courses so parents and families can build the skills and confidence they need to help children navigate distance learning and participate effectively and safely in today’s digital world.

Courses will be available virtually for everyone and offered in-person at public libraries and community locations including community centers and other learning spaces.  The PLA/AT&T collaboration will launch in the summer of 2021, with the release of new courses and the debut of the AT&T DigitalLearn web site. Later in 2021, PLA and AT&T will provide training and funding to public libraries nationwide to conduct digital literacy programs in their facilities and in their communities.

PLA, AT&T team up to bring digital literacy training to families