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Digital Literacy

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Digital Literacy Overview

Welcome to LocalTek’s “Digital Literacy” course, a comprehensive 3-month program designed to empower individuals with the digital skills needed for success in today’s technology-driven world. LocalTek is a DOL-certified workforce development program committed to building a skilled, diverse pipeline of talent for employers.

Our Vision:

At LocalTek, our vision is to transform the workforce by equipping participants with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the digital age. We believe that highly skilled employees, increased diversity, and reduced turnover are the cornerstones of a prosperous and innovative workforce.

Highly Skilled Employees:
LocalTek is dedicated to bridging skills gaps by providing industry-standard training. Our goal is to produce talent that is highly skilled and equipped to excel in various technology-related roles.

Increasing Diversity:
Diverse teams are essential for company profitability, innovation, and overall performance. We are committed to fostering diversity in the workforce and promoting inclusion.

Reduce Turnover:
Talent development programs like LocalTek have proven to reduce turnover rates by 91%, thereby minimizing the costs associated with hiring and the negative impact of empty seats in your organization.

Course Highlights:


In-House Learning Platform:
LocalTek employs an in-house learning platform to ensure that apprentices receive the most up-to-date and relevant training.

Hybrid Learning Format:
Our curriculum is delivered in a hybrid learning format, combining both online resources and in-person instruction to cater to various learning styles and preferences.

LocalTek is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the Martha O’ Bryan Center IT pathway to launch an innovative course titled “Digital Literacy.” Designed to be the foundation of your technology education journey, this comprehensive course will equip you with the fundamental digital literacy and essential computing skills needed to excel in various future technology-focused programs. With this course, you’ll build a strong and adaptable digital skill set that opens doors to a world of technological possibilities.

Technology Basics

1
What is Digital Literacy and why is it essential to the modern world?
2
Introduction to web browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
3
Optimizing Browsing Efficiency with Bookmarks and Tabs
4
Essential Guide to Website Layouts, Navigation Menus, and Hyperlinks
5
Navigating the Web – Identifying Reliable Sources and Credible Websites
6
Guide to Effectively Using Search Operators for Advanced Searches

Digital Citizenship

1
What is Digital Citizenship?
2
The Importance of Responsible Digital Behavior: A Critical Perspective
3
Respecting Privacy and Intellectual Property: A Digital Code of Conduct
4
Effective Paraphrasing and Quoting: Guidelines for Responsible Writing
5
Understanding Plagiarism and Digital Piracy: A Guide to Recognition and Prevention
6
Navigating Digital Etiquette: A Guide to Netiquette and Online Manners
7
Exploring the Digital Footprint Concept: What It Means and Why It Matters
8
Acknowledging the Permanence of Online Actions: Digital Awareness and Responsibility

Information

1
Mastering Cross-Referencing: Ensuring Accuracy and Reliability in Information Retrieval
2
Efficiently Citing Different Sources: A Comprehensive Guide
3
Exploring Note-Taking and Organization Tools: An Introduction (e.g., Evernote, OneNote
4
Management Tools: A Guide for Academic & Research Purposes (e.g., Zotero, EndNote)
5
Optimizing File Organization: A Guide to Creating Digital Folders
6
Enhancing Content Organization: Utilizing Tags and Metadata for Efficiency

Content Creation

1
The Impact of Content Creation and its Significance in Personal and Professional Contexts
2
Exploring Word Processing Software: An Introduction (e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Docs)
3
Foundations of Document Creation – Text Input, Formatting, and Styling Basics
4
Utilizing Professional Documents Effectively: Headers, Footers, and Page Layout
5
An Overview to Presentation Software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides)
6
Crafting Visually Appealing Slides with Design Principles
7
Mastering Effective Storytelling: Techniques for Engaging Your Audience

Communication

1
The Impact of Effective Email Communication on Relationships and Reputation
2
Emphasizing Clarity, Conciseness, and Relevance in Online Communication
3
Crafting Clear and Concise Written Messages: Effective Techniques
4
Essential Components in a Professional Email – Subject Line, Greeting, Body, Closing
5
Email Etiquette Unveiled – Navigating Tone, Formality, and Response Time
6
Email Communication Pitfalls: Ambiguous Language, Punctuation and All Caps
7
Polishing Email Content: Proofreading and Editing Tips

Collaboration

1
Exploring Popular Collaboration Tools – Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace
2
Maximizing Collaborative Tools and Platforms for Project Management
3
Professional Conduct in Virtual Meetings and Webinars

Safety & Security

1
Staying Secure Online: Recognizing and Avoiding Common Threats (Phishing, Scams, etc.)
2
Efficiently Managing Personal Information Sharing for a Safer Online Experience
3
The Importance of Secure WIFI Networks
4
Boosting Security: Two-Factor Authentication Implementation Tips
5
Ensuring Security with Regular Software Updates and Antivirus Protection

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