UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program Host Digital Literacy Webinar March 14

Small-business owners can improve their digital literacy skills Thursday, March 14.

Bridget Manley and Daniel Patterson will present a Wyoming Community Navigator Program (CNP) webinar titled “Digital Literacy for Small-Business Owners: Evaluating Information Online” from 10-11 a.m. To register, go here. Registration is free.

The Wyoming CNP, through the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the University of Wyoming, provides small-business resources and assistance for traditionally underserved entrepreneurs throughout Wyoming.

Making good decisions for your business matters now more than ever. But, how can you be sure your decisions are guided by reliable information? In the session, small-business owners will learn practical strategies for analyzing, comparing and evaluating digital sources; the factors that influence the credibility and reliability of online sources; and apply best practices for spotting misinformation and disinformation online.

Manley is an e-learning specialist with a passion for helping learners become effective agents in their careers and in their communities. She co-founded Ascendant Design and Training with Patterson, her husband, in July 2020. Before that, she was the curriculum manager for a Denver-based startup company, where she developed compliance and manufacturing training for the state-legal cannabis industry.

Patterson is a software systems developer with more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in software, electronic and mechanical design. He has been involved in several different industries, including logistics, gaming, music and heavy equipment. In those industries, Patterson has managed projects large and small; has overseen research, development, engineering and IT departments; and has managed the implementation and upkeep of automated production systems.

For more information, call Maureen Johnson, marketing, communication and database manager for the Wyoming SBDC Network, at (307) 343-0925 or email mjohn125@uwyo.edu.

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