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Free Digital Literacy Course

Free Digital Literacy Course
Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum. Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. Use the menu below to see the Digital Literacy curricula and courses available in your preferred language. The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has three levels. The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. The Standard curriculum is available in four versions. Version 4 uses examples and simulations from Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013. Version 3 uses examples and simulations from Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Version 2 uses examples and simulations from Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Basic Digital Literacy Resources Create digital literacies in others and yourself 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. CosmoLearning Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries. Coursera Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises. EdX Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Futures Channel High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. Howcast Professional and user-generated how-to videos. Internet Archive iTunes U Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software Khan Academy Hulu

What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves. Whatever that means. It turns out, defining digital literacy isn’t such an easy task. The etmooc community was fortunate enough to hear Doug Belshaw speak on this topic in a recent webinar. I’ve followed Doug on Twitter for quite some time, and it turns out his dissertation investigates just what is digital literacy… and his TED talk can be viewed here. Doug explained that digital literacy is quite ambiguous, and he doesn’t have all of the answers when it comes to defining these terms. 30 definitions of digital literacy represented in one of the first texts about the topic (from Gilster, published in 1998!!)

Local Resources for Basic Computer Skills On Digital Natives, Immigrants, Residents and Visitors - and implementing technology? | Brains Dave White wrote about his Digital Resident/Visitor model on the TALL blog back in 2008 ( and it has been well received. I have recently been thinking about the Digital Native/Immigrant idea of Prensky again, and finding a lot of the criticism of it to be focussed on a particular point, and somewhat lacking in critical reasoning, so I thought it about time I went back and looked at Dave White's model too. It is established in the opening paragraph that Prensky's work is not seen as being useful because it "does not help guide the implementation of technologies it simply provides the excuse that “some people ‘just don’t get it’ which is why your new approach has failed so badly…”". But the good news is that the Resident/Visitor model exists for a different purpose. Looking at the descriptions of Resident and Visitor The choice of words in the two descriptions are interesting. Whereas, for the Visitor we see :

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21st century literacies – it’s all in Blogging! « On an e-journey with generation Y Having blogged for more than three years, I am as passionate about blogging as ever and see it, as one of the few online tools that can embrace both the emerging and establishing digital technologies. Over this time, I am convinced that blogging is the “door” to digital literacy. Digital literacy is defined as “the skills, knowledge and understanding required to use new technology and media to create and share meaning”. Although there are times when it could be argued that blogging should be a private space or kept within a ‘walled garden’ of the classroom, blogging should also be ‘out there’ for a global audience to reach. Blogging is a crucial 21st literacy skill. It creates a personal identity/digital brand/footprint. It is vital to have a good, online presence where others can connect to, communicate and create with, and continue an ongoing, readily contactable network. What do you think? Like this: Like Loading...

This website, run by Microsoft, serves as a great introduction to computers, their uses, and some basic digital literacy skills. by jenicomprispas Oct 30