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Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://impact.ischool.washington.edu/documents/OPP...
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This study provides an investigation of the ways library patrons use libraries, why they use them, and how it affects their lives. The study is the result of a national telephone survey, online surveys conducted at public libraries, and interviews to reveal the role modern libraries play in a digital society.

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Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning


Contributed by: Temple University
Link: http://mediaeducationlab.com/copyright
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Digital and media literacy educators and learners depend on the ability to be able to use copyrighted materials, including movies, TV, print, music, and digital media. Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the law and how to help students appreciate the power they have both as authors and users of copyrighted materials.  

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Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCent...
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This report provides a self-assessment tool and an assessment of museums and libraries against a continuum of 21st century skills.

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


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Link: http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
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This report offers a plan of action for how to bring digital and media literacy
education into formal and informal settings through a community education
movement.

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Berkman Center Broadband Study


Contributed by: Berkman Center for Internet and Society/Harvard
Link: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/newsroom/broadband_re...
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A report of international experiences with broadband and plans for next generation connectivity produced for the FCC.

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Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century


Contributed by: The MacArthur Foundation
Link: http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45...
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This report guides the focus of the conversation about the digital divide from questions of technological access to those of opportunities to participate and to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed for full involvement. The report argues schools and after-school programs must devote more attention to fostering new media literacies: a set of cultural competencies and social skills that young people need in the new media landscape.

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Seattle's Community Technology Program


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Link: http://www.seattle.gov/tech/indicators/
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Report from 2009 on Seattle's residential information technology survey.

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A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety


Contributed by: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Link: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/par...
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FBI's guide to help parents begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation.

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Building Digital Communities


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.imls.gov/about/building_digital_communi...
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services, together with the University of Washington and the International City/County Management Association, has consulted with hundreds of community members and experts over the past 18 months to identify action steps and a framework for digital communities.

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Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study


Contributed by: American Library Association (ALA)
Link: http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research...
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This study provides an annual "state of the library" report on the technology resources brokered by libraries and the funding that enables free public access to these resources.

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Your Winning Edge: Resume and Interview Preparation


Contributed by: State of New York
Link: http://www.nycareerzone.org/framegrabber.jsp?http:...
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This guide contains materials, tips, and exercises to help in the job search process, and interview preparation.

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Job Search Guide: Strategies for Professionals


Contributed by: State of New York
Link: http://www.nycareerzone.org/framegrabber.jsp?http:...
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This guide provides job search information including specific steps that job seekers can follow to identify employment opportunities. A job seeker can use the information in this guide to develop job hunting strategies, learn skills and techniques for successfully completing the applicant screening process (e.g., filling out applications, answering interview questions, completing employment tests), and identify other resources that can be helpful in locating employment.

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Baby Boomers Keep Learning with Continuing Education Classes


Contributed by: U.S. News and World Report
Link: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/arti...
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An article discussing obtaining an online education (e.g., program certificate, associate's or bachelor's degree) in order to advance or transition into a new career field.

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Turn Education in to a New Job


Contributed by: U.S. News and World Report
Link: http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2010/04/1...
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The education requirements necessary to advance in your current field or transition into a new career vary by field but often include getting a program certificate or an associate's or bachelor's degree. Most of these education requirements can be completed online, so you can keep your day job while preparing for your new one.

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National Assessment of Adult Literacy Key Findings


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://nces.ed.gov/naal/kf_demographics.asp
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The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. The National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL) provides nationally representative and a continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults. NAAL seeks to: describe the status of adult literacy in the U.S.; report on national trends; and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults. This resource contains the key findings of the adult literacy assessment conducted in 2003.

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PISA 2009 Results: Students Online


Contributed by: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Link: http://www.pisa.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/55/48270093.p...
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently published the results of a first-of-its-kind survey to test the digital literacy of 15-year-olds who have completed compulsory education. The survey was conducted under the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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Information Technology and the Workplace: Implications for Persons with Disabilities


Contributed by: Cornell University
Link: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcont...
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The Internet improves access to employment and community for many people. However, there is growing concern that many Web sites are inaccessible to people with certain disabilities. This article examines the impact on people with disabilities of online human resources processes used for employee recruitment, benefits, and training.

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Explaining Variation in Twitter Adoption among a Diverse Group of Young Adults”


Contributed by: Web Use Project
Link: http://www.webuse.org/pdf/HargittaiLitt-TwitterAdo...
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What motivates young adults to start using the popular microblogging site Twitter? Can we identify any systematic patterns of adoption or is use of the service randomly distributed among Internet users of this demographic? Drawing on unique longitudinal data surveying 505 diverse young American adults about their Internet uses at two points in time (2009, 2010), this paper looks at what explains the uptake of Twitter during the year when the site saw considerable increase in use.

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You, Your Privacy Policy and COPPA


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://business.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/bu...
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The FTC has prepared this guide to help website operators comply with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Rule. The guide explains each component of a COPPA-compliant privacy policy, answers questions that website operators have asked, and features a Compliance Checklist to help website operators identify areas where their privacy policies could be improved.

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Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage


Contributed by: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Link: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/2011/NTIA_Internet...
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The new millennium has witnessed a rapid rise in broadband Internet connections in the United States. While the growth rate of total Internet connections at home slowed somewhat after 2001, the number of household broadband connections grew rapidly over the last decade. As of October 2010, the nationwide broadband adoption rate equaled 68.2 percent of households, up from 63.5 percent one year earlier. Overall, the growth of broadband Internet adoption in the United States stems from two sources: (1) supplanting dial-up services in many households, and (2) expanding the market for household Internet connections.