Digital Literacy

The Blandin Foundation's Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) Digital Literacy Training Program: A series of free self-guided lessons designed to teach basic computer skills within the context of job search and career enhancement. These skills are based on the skills defined by the Northstar Digital Literacy Task Force and cover: basic computer, Internet, email, word processing and the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Mouse Exercises: If you are new to using a mouse, it may take a little practice to get the hang of it. Here are some simple exercises to help you get acquainted. Exercises can be repeated by using your web browser’s Refresh button (which often looks like a right arrow bent like a circle).

Goodwill Community Foundation®: A virtual library of essential skills lessons for life and work in the 21st century. With 125 tutorial programs, including 1,100 lessons, videos, smartphone and tablet apps, and interactive training programs, the GCF library covers Reading, Math, Digital Literacy (Computer Basics, Microsoft Office, email, Internet, Linux, Mac OS, Online Safety, and Social Media).

Northstar Digital Literacy Project: A series designed to develop basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in eight main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Word Processing (Word), Social Media, and Excel.