•       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.
    Digital addiction & technology overuse.
     
    Module 4 – Internet Resources and Credibility
    Primary vs. secondary research.
    How to verify source credibility.
    Identifying & avoiding plagiarism; how to cite sources.
    Using school technology responsibly.
     
    Module 5 – Creating Multimedia Products
    How/when to use certain multimedia programs.
    How to create and share media.
    How to avoid piracy, copyright infringement & intellectual property violation.
     
    Module 6 – Digital Relationships and Respect
    Understand the signs and consequences of cyberbullying.
    Strategies for helping & preventing cyberbullying.
     
    Module 7 – The Future of Technology and You
    How technology is used in different careers.
    Explore career and academic paths.
     
    My Digital Life
    Apply digital literacy knowledge and skills in real-life gaming scenario.
    The goal is to organize and promote a concert.