About the Effective Computer Education Strategies Manual

This Effective Computer Education Strategies Teaching Manual is designed to help new computer skills teachers and computer lab supervisors begin to contextualize how to develop a curriculum, manage a computer class, and effectively prepare new computer users to gain digital literacy skills. Computer skills are becoming an increasingly important part of adult education programming, but few teachers and volunteers have any formal training in teaching basic computer skills. This manual will begin to fill the need for computer education training, and will give new computer teachers an framework of strategies they can use to be effective digital literacy educators.

This manual was compiled by members of the Community Technology Empowerment Project:
John Ashby
Phoebe Tollefson
Eric Whalen
Jesse Zager

The Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps program
bridges the “digital divide” for new Immigrants and low-income communities
in Minneapolis and St. Paul. AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use technology to better access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities.