Since 2011, a group of Michigan Technological University students and faculty members have hosted weekly drop-in computer courses at the Portage Lake District Library. The program, called BASIC (Building Adult Skills in Computing), helps teach community members how to use the internet to keep in touch with people, share pictures and letters, find information, and much more.
The group hosts their tutoring sessions at 9am every Saturday when Michigan Tech is in session. Participants are welcome to bring their own electronic devices or they may use the library’s public computers.
For more information on the Breaking Digital Barriers group, check out these links:
- BASIC Saturdays
- Chuck Wallace Shares how to Break Digital Barriers at White House Conference on Aging
- Michigan Tech Helping People Cross the Digital Divide
- Michigan Tech’s Computer Science Blog – Breaking Digital Barriers