Last week, Pixo launched an exciting new website, DigitalLearn.org, created for and led by the Public Library Association (PLA), and launched in conjunction with a national digital literacy campaign by the Ad Council for EveryoneOn and Connect2Compete (a national nonprofit on a mission to eliminate the digital divide for all Americans).
The goal of DigitalLearn.org was to assist libraries and digital literacy training centers to support the increasing demand and need for digital literacy training. As digital literacy is critical to increasing America’s opportunities in the workforce, to access educational resources, and to help families and friends connect, Pixo is proud to continue to be a part of this exciting project.
As a proud technology partner to PLA and its parent organization, the American Library Association (ALA), since 2010, Pixo established DigitalLearn.org‘s user-friendly interaction design, compelling interface and implemented a mobile-friendly technology platform leveraging the open source Drupal platform.
Our project team included Brandon Bowersox-Johnson, Jessica Paris, former employees Meg Cronin, Rich Lawson, and Zach Paul, along with one of our favorite user experience consultants, Dan Newman. Pixo provided content strategy and project management, and created the site from the ground-up through user interface/interaction design, wireframes, graphic design, and application development using open source tools including Drupal 7, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, and more. PLA developed the interactive HTML5 training modules themselves using Articulate Storyline. In a very short timeline, Pixo was able to bring PLA’s vision to life for a BETA release to accompany the launch of EveryoneOn‘s 3-2-1 campaign.
For now, this initial launch of the site includes three self-directed tutorials for end-users: Intro to Email, Using a PC (Windows 7), and Basic Search. PLA is continuing to add new training modules in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, Pixo is expanding the e-learning functionality and creating a toolset for digital literacy trainers to share resources and collaborate.
DigitalLearn.org is currently being rolled out for use in libraries nationwide. Both Pixo and PLA will be paying close attention to the feedback we receive as we continue to build new features and roll out the remaining functionality of the site. Libraries are *the* new destination for digital literacy training. As every part of Americans’ lives are going online, it’s this project’s mission to make sure nobody is left behind.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Help someone you know acquire digital literacy skills at DigitalLearn.org!