Digital Literacy

Last Updated On March 19, 2019
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Digital literacy is part of media literacy. They’re both included in the idea of “information literacy,” which is the ability to effectively find, identify, evaluate, and use information. Digital literacy specifically applies to media from the internet, smartphones, video games, and other nontraditional sources. Just as media literacy includes the ability to identify media and its messages and create media responsibly, digital literacy includes both nuts-and-bolts skills and ethical obligations.

commonsense media.org

DigitalLiteracy.gov is a federal government site with resources and some information specific to libraries.

WiscOnline was developed by Wisconsin Technical College System to address basic digital literacy skills and allows people to sign in and keep track of their own progress.  Free to use.

Northstar Digital Literacy Project has basic computer digital literacy standards and self-guided modules and assessments in six main areas:  Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows, Mac, Email and Word Processing.

Goodwill Industries has a comprehensive, free online resource for learning software, typing and mouse skills

Palm Beach County Library has some excellent and fun exercises to practice using the mouse

Everyoneon is a national initiative to help people who need training and information on using the Internet.  Links to free training classes, online tutorials and more.