Volume 20, Number 3 March 2000
Technology training for all
by Janet L. Balas
ONLINE TREASURES column notes that as the Monroeville Public Library
of PA began offering public access to the Internet, the issue of
training to use the card catalog became more complicated. Says that
for the present time, the library is offering library-oriented
training with some basic instruction for people who are new to
computers. Looks at some Web-training sites that patrons can use
either at home or in the library. Relates that ZDNet, Ziff-Davis,
Inc.'s Web site, recently unveiled a new set of beginner's guides,
and another source is the Freeskills Web site, which offers free
online training on a variety of computer-related subjects. Includes
a sidebar (p60) with a list of Web-learning sites. Concludes that
there are no easy answers for librarians dealing with the issues
surrounding technology training, but the technology itself can help
provide the training.
Includes two screen displays.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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