The Digital Literacy & Responsibility™ course consists of seven learning modules, each with pre- and post-assessments, as well as a capstone interactive game, called My Digital Life. Each learning module lasts approximately 30-45 minutes each, for a cumulative course time of 4 to 5 hours.
The outline below shows the concepts covered in each part of the course:
Module 1 – Choosing a Computer
Choose software and hardware based on specific needs.
Advantages/disadvantages of open-source software & cloud computing.Module 2 – Wireless Communications
Different types of phone features, applications & capabilities.
Cellular network transmission, coverage, & service.
Dangers of using phones while driving.
How shared media can go viral.Module 3 – The Viral World
Consequences of computer viruses & how to protect against them.
How to recognize, protect and resolve identity theft.
How to set up secure online profiles.
Module 4 – Internet Resources and Credibility
Primary vs. secondary research.
How to verify source credibility.
Identifying & avoiding plagiarism; how to cite sources.
Module 5 – Creating Multimedia Products
How/when to use certain multimedia programs.
How to create and share media.
Module 6 – Digital Relationships and Respect
Understand the signs and consequences of cyberbullying.
Module 7 – The Future of Technology and You
How technology is used in different careers.
My Digital Life
Apply digital literacy knowledge and skills in real-life gaming scenario.
The goal is to organize and promote a concert.