TechSoup free webinar: "Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs", on June 30, 2011.
Access to the Internet and computer training are key services public libraries and some nonprofits provide. To bolster their efforts, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Many groups received BTOP funding (Broadband Technology Opportunity Program) and are busy creating and updating computer centers, recruiting trainers and volunteers, creating lesson plans, and developing ways to keep their community engaged and interested in improving their computer skills.
In this free webinar, Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst at the Colorado State Library and a BTOP grant recipient, will discuss the systems they use to track their impact, what they report, other indicators they track, and how this data will benefit their libraries beyond the grant period. We will also provide a broad overview of evaluation fundamentals and highlight some reporting tools.