Online Learning Resources
Updated: Sep 4
Many students who are resuming classes this fall semester are taking online classes. Increasing digital access is a key priority in Philadelphia. Various organizations and companies are offering helpful resources during the Covid-19 crisis, so the City of Philadelphia has created a list of some of these digital resources.
Need access to Wi-Fi
EveryoneOn verified August 19, 2020 EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings. Enter your zip code to find offers applicable to you based on your situation.
Outdoor Accessible Hotspots verified on 8/17/2020 Use this interactive map to find all of the free wifi hotspots inside Philadelphia city limits.
Office of Innovation and Technology verified on 8/17/2020 Compilation of resources for Philadelphians looking for wifi or computers. Shows what major internet providers are doing for their current customers and deals they have currently. They have a phone line if someone is struggling to find the resources they need.
Help paying for textbooks and/or college supplies
Discuss your situation with your professor and identify other alternatives; check in with the library for free access to electronic or printed versions, and only buy required books.
If you have to get a textbook, consider renting or buying a used copy. The bookstore at your college may match the price and offer good deals but if not, check a couple of websites or ask your classmates.
Your college’s emergency financial aid program may cover assistance with supplies and textbooks. Inquire with the Dean of Students’ Office, Institutional Advancement, or the Fast Fund (ask a trusted faculty member if your college has one set up).
Still in need of help? Check out the other sections of the Philadelphia Local Guide.
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