Computers and Technology

eResources and online databases related to computers and technology

Interested in improving your computer and technology skills?

East Central Regional Library has these great tools and recommendations for you to check out!

Learning Express Library

Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals. Learning Centers include: Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Center, College Preparation Center, Computer Skills Center, High School Equivalency Center, Job & Career Accelerator, School Center, and Spanish Center. *

Universal Class

500+ lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units, designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Courses include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace.**

Selected Websites

  • Digital Learn — Self-directed tutorials to help you increase your digital literacy. Tutorials include beginning computer skills, websites navigation, and more.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals— Open access full-text scholarly and scientific journal articles regarding a variety of topics including technology.
  • Goodwill Community Foundation — From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
  • Northstar Digital Assessment —Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
        1. Essential Computer Skills – Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
        2. Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
        3. Using Technology in Daily Life – Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

*Subscription purchased by eLibrary Minnesota (ELM).

**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.

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