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Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum Packages

Updated: October 29, 2008

There are five Microsoft Digital Literacy courses, available in two versions. The Original Version provides examples from Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. Version 2 provides examples from Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. Both versions have five courses:

Computer Basics

The Internet and the World Wide Web

Productivity Programs

Computer Security and Privacy

Digital Lifestyles

Each of the Microsoft Digital Literacy course packages is now available as a snap-in for Web installations. Not-for-profit learning centers and educational institutions participating in approved Microsoft programs and initiatives may download and install these packages for distribution on their secure intranet servers. There are two formats for the packages: SCORM and Non-SCORM.

SCORM
The SCORM packages are designed and tested for use with the Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit. In this environment, the SCORM packages are used as Learning Objects that can be assigned, submitted, marked, and assessed. The SCORM packages are available in the e-learning format or as Microsoft Office Word files.

Find out about the SharePoint Learning Kit

Non-SCORM
The non-SCORM packages are designed for use with any type of intranet Web server. You can link to the packages in several ways:

If you are running SharePoint, you can link to the files.

If you have an IIS Web site or virtual directory, you can place the content there.

If you have a Learning Management System (LMS) that does not support SCORM but can import HTML content, you can load the non-SCORM packages there.

Computer Basics

Description: Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows you how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

Downloads*

SCORM

Original Version, 20.4 MB

Version 2, 20 MB

Version 3, 24 MB

Version 4, 124 MB

Non-SCORM

Original Version, 20.4 MB

Version 2, 20 MB

* A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the downloads.

The Internet and the World Wide Web

Description: The Internet can connect you to people, information, and resources around the world. This course shows you how to connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use search engines, and exchange e-mail with others.

Downloads*

SCORM

Original Version, 30.6 MB

Version 2, 30.6 MB

Version 3, 31.5 MB

Version 4, 222 MB

Non-SCORM

Original Version, 30.5 MB

Version 2, 30.6 MB

* A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the downloads.

Productivity Programs

Description: There are hundreds of software applications available today. This course explores the most common productivity software applications that are used in business, in education, and at home. The course teaches you how to select the right software for your project. You will learn the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.

Downloads*

SCORM

Original Version, 84.1 MB

Version 2, 46.6 MB

Version 3, 53.2 MB

Version 4, 426 MB

Non-SCORM

Original Version, 84.1 MB

Version 2, 46.6 MB

* A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the downloads.

Computer Security and Privacy

Description: It's easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if you know how. This course will help you gain confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that you can understand and prevent them.

Downloads*

SCORM

Original Version, 24.3 MB

Version 2, 26 MB

Version 3, 19 MB

Version 4, 73.3 MB

Non-SCORM

Original Version, 24.3 MB

Version 2, 26 MB

* A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the downloads.

Digital Lifestyles

Description: From mobile phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This course introduces you to new digital technologies, including digital audio, digital video, and digital photography. It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.

Downloads*

SCORM

Original Version, 14.2 MB

Version 2, 6.58 MB

Version 3, 16.4 MB

Version 4, 134 MB

Non-SCORM

Original Version, 14.2 MB

Version 2, 6.52 MB

* A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the downloads.


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