Information for Instructors
These technology training resources are designed to fit your needs as an instructor. You can fit together chapters that relate to your community or class's needs and interests to form your own program. Each section will have information to read, tutorials to follow, links to websites on related topics, and exercises to help you or your students practice learned skills.
Before you begin you may want to think about some of the assets around your community that could aid you in establishing and/or conducting training. You should also give some thought to the logistics of your own operation:
- Ultimately what skills and outcomes are you looking to establish? Much of the time learning how to use computers or the web is just a part of a larger series of objectives. Make sure to ensure your means are appropriate to your goals.
- What is the size of your community, specifically those who will be involved in training? Will you do classes or just one-on-one tutoring?
- Are people are available to help with the work? Would some of the trainees be interested after they complete the program?
- How much time do you have for the given lessons? Will they fit easily into an hour or longer? Should you split them up with breaks or multiple sessions?
- How much money is at your disposal? Will there be any printing costs or will you need to buy any hardware or software to conduct training?
- And finally, do you plan to measure or evaluate your results? Will you do this by the number of people who take part in training, or by how they feel about what they've learned? Is there any way to record their experience to ensure we can learn from it?
Think about some of these items and integrate the answers into your method.