Website to serve as hub for teaching Web skills

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Posted: May 13, 2011 5:45 PM
Website to serve as hub for teaching Web skills

A new Commerce Department website aims to give schools, libraries and job training centers the tools to help teach computer and Internet skills to Americans who are new to the Net.

The site, www.digitalliteracy.gov, offers links to everything from basic Web surfing tips and online banking tutorials to resume-building services and resources on combatting cyberbullying. It is part of an Obama administration push to ensure that all Americans have access to high-speed Internet connections and the skills needed to use them to compete in today's digital economy.

The site was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the Commerce Department that has awarded roughly $4 billion in stimulus funding to pay for new high-speed Internet networks and other broadband programs.