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19.08.2010  Samara
Tatiana Ryabinina: “Digital Literacy Helps Me Grow”
Untitled Photo Tatiana Ryabinina is a new volunteer trainer at the Digital Literacy Center of the Russian State University for the Humanities in Samara. After taking the training along with her son Dennis she decided to become a trainer herself and now is actively involved in recruiting potential Digital Literacy trainees from among her friends and coworkers. Together with Svetlana Nikitina, another trainer from the same Digital Literacy Center, Tatiana has begun developing a new format of the Curriculum targeting stay-at-home moms and home-makers.
 
17.08.2010  Togliatti
Digital Literacy Training: Age Is No Impediment
Untitled Photo “You don’t start truly living until you retire,” mailman Pechkin, a famous Russian cartoon character, used to say. Boris Gavrilov, a Digital Literacy alumnus and trainer from Togliatti, couldn’t agree more. A retired university professor, Boris Gavrilov already was a fairly advanced PC user when he first came to the Digital Literacy Center. His goal was to become a trainer and help other senior citizens master basiс computer skills. Currently he conducts training sessions in his own apartment or in his country house. In honor of the upcoming Senior Citizen Day, his local housing association promised to allot a special room in the neighborhood for a computer club and officially hire Boris Gavrilov as a paid trainer.
 
15.08.2010  Tambov
Andrei Ustinov: “Computer skills not only have helped me find a job but will also help me realize a long cherished dream”
Untitled Photo With no education beyond high school, Andrei Ustinov couldn’t find work and had to get by doing odd jobs. After completing the Digital Literacy training, he got a job as a guard – which also requires computer skills – and now uses the Internet to do what he really loves doing: breeding dachshunds.
 
14.08.2010  Samara
Irina Nikitina: “English and ICTs Go Hand in Hand”
Untitled Photo Irina Nikitina, the head of the Chair for foreign languages at the Russian State University for Trade and Finance in Samara, was able to optimize her work by developing an electronic educational resource “Financial English.” She also introduced some changes into her teaching practice by dedicating two classes in the beginning of term to her students taking Digital Literacy Computer Basics in English.
 
08.08.2010  Togliatti
Digital Literacy Training: A Gateway to Promotion
Untitled Photo The job of a fitness club administrator calls for many talents and skills including a working knowledge of digital technologies. Digital Literacy training helped Tatiana Kuzmina not only upgrade her computer competence (which in itself led to professional growth and a salary increase) but also understand the creative nature of her job as someone who is always trying to do things better. As the result she is now thinking of starting up her own business.
 
03.08.2010  Saratov
Ludmila Nikitina: “Now I’m an Advanced User!”
Untitled Photo After completing the Your Course: Digital Literacy training, Ludmila Nikitina, a retired chemical engineer from Saratov, hopes to find a new job in her field. Now she combines high professional excellence and long years of work experience with confident computer skills which certainly gives her great competitive advantage in the eyes of potential employers.
 
08.06.2010  Krasnoyarsk
“I’m a Modern Person!”
Untitled Photo When she first heard about Your Course: Digital Literacy, Asuma Dadevna never dreamed it would change her life so radically. She only signed up because she had her grandson’s old computer and didn’t know what to do with it. It seemed a shame to let the machine just sit there, so she decided to learn.
 
05.06.2010  Naryan-Mar
“The Key Outcome of My Training Was Getting in Touch with My Son”
Untitled Photo For Lydia Ivanovna digital literacy started with the presentation of Your Course: Digital Literacy Program in the Nenets boarding school where she works. After the presentation she received the off-line version of the Curriculum from the YCDL coordinator and began to work on it with the help of her students, tenth-graders who had already taken the course and received Digital Literacy Certificates. Lydia aced the Certificate Test scoring 87%. After completing the training, Lydia got an Internet connection for her laptop computer, bought a web camera and ear-phones, downloaded and installed Skype and now uses it for daily chats with her son who studies in a different city.

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