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Advanced provincials

Russia | Your Course: Digital Literacy (Tvoy Kurs) | 24 Jan 2013


Volgograd

Volgograd Regional Academic Library

Success
Advanced provincials - it’s how jokingly the villagers of Uryupinsk municipal district of the Volgograd region trained in DL call themselves. Men and women, young and not very young, educated and not educated - all social groups’ representatives of the village are involved in modern computer technology training.

Overview
Advanced provincials, it’s how jokingly the villagers of Uryupinsk municipal district of the Volgograd region trained in DL call themselves. Men and women, young and not very young, educated and not educated - all social groups’ representatives of the village are involved in modern computer technology training.

Tvoy Kurs came to the village and helped many people to overcome not only challenges of computer access, but psychological barriers of incompetence in the information world. There were cases when many adults, who had already achieved a lot in their life and work, came to the village library and said, "I am a zero in ICT". After a DL training they were leaving computer class self-confident and proud of their knowledge. People got a chance to change their life to the better: beginners learned how to work on computer, intermediate learners improved their skills and got ready to use them in their careers, everyone expanded their professional knowledge and skills.

The principle of learning, in which everyone gets what he specifically lacks, is very effective. As a result, everyone can work with word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia encyclopedias, etc.

Uryupinsk Central Regional Library and other libraries of the district trained one hundred people within the Tvoy Kurs project. It’s a good start. The important thing is that there are a lot of others who want to be trained.

Information about Tvoy Kurs project reaches the people very quickly, from neighbor to neighbor, from relative to relative, from colleague to colleague. There are 28 000 people living in the region. It means there is still a lot of work to be done!