Digital Literacy


Digital Literacy is an essential computing skills course that builds basic knowledge and concepts about computing today. This course will teach you the basics of computer use. With a computer, you have access to information from around the world, can meet people you never could have before, and grow in ways you never otherwise could. Unfortunately, many still struggle with developing the computer skills required to operate one. This online course for beginners will start you on your journey to computer literacy.

A person is digitally literate when he or she is able to effectively, responsibly, and safely use a range of information and communications technologies to locate, access, retrieve, organize, integrate, synthesize, evaluate, and analyze data and information; create and construct new knowledge; and express one’s self creatively and communicate with others in ways that contribute both to their own and society’s social and economic development.

The goal of this course is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From using the Internet to sending e-mail or creating a résumé, the Digital Literacy course helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.

What Will I Learn?

  • Learners who complete the course will understand basic computing concepts and skills
  • You will learn how to effectively use devices, software, & the internet to collaborate with others & discover, use, & create information.

Topics for this course

21 Lessons9h

Work with computers?

This topic will introduce you to the different parts and types of the computer and their functions. You will also learn the difference between operating systems and applications and their functions. Peripherals and portable storage devices will be discussed as well.
Lesson 1 Quiz
Lesson 1 Assignment
Lesson 2: Use a computer
Lesson 2 Quiz
Lesson 2 Assignment
Lesson 3: Work with applications
Lesson 3 Quiz
Lesson 3 Assignment
Lesson 4: Work with connected devices
Lesson 4 Quiz
Lesson 4 Assignment

Access Information Online?

In topic, you will become familiar with the concept of the internet and how to access it using a web browser. In addition, learn how to use search engines effectively and how to evaluate the results.

Communicate Online?

This topic will show you how to communicate online effectively using email. You will be introduced to web applications that are used for instant messaging including voice and video calls

Participate Safely and Responsibly Online?

In this topic, you will be introduced to the safety risks individuals can face while using the internet including cyberbullying. Learn about online scams and how to avoid them. You will also learn best practices for more safely sharing information online.

Create Digital Content?

In this topic, you will be introduced to core features of Microsoft Office. You will learn how to perform basic functions in Microsoft Word. You will learn how to interact with text, pictures, lists and other types of objects. You will also learn about working with and creating PDF files.

Collaborate and Manage Content Digitally?

In this topic, you will be introduced to cloud services like OneDrive and how to apply their basic functions. You will also learn how to collaborate with others on Word documents. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Outlook to manage your tasks, time and contacts.

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Material Includes

  • On demand Videos
  • Quizzes
  • Zoom Live Lessons
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Certificate of Completion

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Windows PC with Windows 10 OS
  • Most up-to-date web browser
  • A good Internet connection (5 Mbps speed or greater)

Target Audience

  • Anyone with basic reading skills who want to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies
  • Primary School Children
  • Secondary School Students

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