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Measuring Digital Literacy

By Donna DiMichele | June 23, 2015

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project created an assessment that defines the 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.

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

On Tuesday, June 30 Rhode Island public library directors can learn how to get a site license for the NorthStar Digital Assessment and how to use it in their library. Get more information and sign up on the OLIS website.

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