Get into the Act... Online!

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In honor of Older Americans Month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching the first in a series of webinars with several key partners to help address digital literacy and broadband adoption issues affecting seniors. Presenters include representatives from the Departments of Education, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the National Telecommunications Information Administration, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and EveryoneOn.

This 90-minute program will provide an overview of the FCC’s Lifeline program and other resources for low-income seniors including those living in HUD-assisted properties to obtain low-cost broadband in their homes. Several online resources will be discussed to help plan and deliver high-quality learning experiences to adults and seniors, including freely available professional development courses and communities of practice for facilitators., an online portal to help users learn technology and Internet skills, will be highlighted with an emphasis on life-long learning and free digital literacy training for Older Americans. Case study information will also be shared including a presentation about the Alele Museum & Public Library in the Marshall Islands where youth are teaching retirees through a senior digital literacy project funded by the IMLS Grants to States program. The program will conclude with a dialogue about future webinars.

This webinar is open to the public at no cost. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Closed captioning will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded for future use.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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