Want to learn how to use the internet, but don’t know a .jpg from a URL? Here’s good news. No, make that great news. Especially when you consider you may be able to get a computer form them for only $150 and service for only $10 a month.
Comcast, the national cable company that launched its low-cost Internet Essentials broadband service (click to learn more!) earlier this year, is now bolstering the program with an online Learning Center. It’s the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about using the internet for free.
You can find Comcast’s Learning Center the Internet Essentials website. And like we said, it’s a terrific resource for anyone who wants to learn more about using the internet. It offers tutorials on social media, digital literacy education videos. In fact, we don’t think we’re exaggerating when we say the new Learning Center gives consumers all the resources they need to explore and use the Internet.
Looks like Susan Jin Davis, Comcast’s VP of Strategic Services, is justifiably proud of the Learning Center. “When we first launched the Internet Essentials program, we knew that helping to close the digital divide would mean more than just offering discounted Internet service and computers to qualified customers,” she said. “We realized it would also be necessary to offer our customers resources and information that would help them use the Internet to its fullest. The enhancements made to the online Learning Center will make it easier, we believe, for first-time users to get acquainted with the Internet and introduce them to the many valuable resources that are available online, like job search tools, education and health care information.”
You can choose from a wide range of 3-to-5 minute vidoes that make the internet understandable for any novice. Subjects include: “How to Search the Web,” “Email Basics,” “Educational Resources/Homework Helpers,” “Health Care Resources,” “Introduction to Social Media” and “Online Job Search Tools.”
Internet Essentials is a program designed to help more low income students and families get online. The low-cost program costs just $10 per month month and the new Learning Center is just icing on the cake.
Source: CED Magazine