Digital literacy skills are the foundation necessary to use digital devices, software and tools to discover, use and create information.
To keep up with the pace of changing technology Microsoft has updated the English digital literacy course with more relevant content, improved accessibility and an enhanced learning experience. Localized digital literacy courses are available in the previous version content.
The Digital Literacy Course is for anyone with basic reading skills who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies. The curriculum is written at a reading level like that of most newspapers around the world.
Learners who complete the curriculum will understand basic computing concepts and skills including:
Make sure you have the most up to date web browser (i.e: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Opera), and a good internet connection (500+ Kbps speed)
1 hr 9 min - Learning Path - 4 Modules
This learning path will introduce you to the different parts and types of the computer and their functions. You will also learn the difference between operating systems and applications and their functions. Peripherals and portable storage devices will be discussed as well.Get Started
48 min - Learning Path - 3 Modules
In this learning path, you will become familiar with the concept of the internet and how to access it. You will also be introduced to the World Wide Web and how to access it using a web browser. In addition to that, search engines will be covered, including how to use them effectively and how to evaluate the results.Get Started
33 min - Learning Path - 2 Modules
This learning path will show you how to communicate online effectively using email. You will be introduced to web applications that are used for instant messaging including voice and video calls.Get Started
26 min - Learning Path - 2 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to the safety risks you can face while using the internet. You will learn about online scams and how to avoid them. You will also learn about best practices for sharing information online. In addition, you will be introduced to cyberbullying.Get Started
1 hr 9 min - Learning Path - 6 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to Microsoft Office. You will learn how to perform the basic functions in Microsoft Word. You will learn how to interact with text, pictures, lists and other types of objects. You will also deal with PDF files.Get Started
1 hr 5 min - Learning Path - 4 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to cloud services like OneDrive and how to apply their basic functions. You will also learn how to collaborate with others on Word documents. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Outlook to manage your tasks, time and contacts.Get Started
Find additional information in the Frequently Asked Questions about course requirements, plans for course updates, and other information specific to completing the digital literacy course.