The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines 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 ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. Northstar is an assessment, not a curriculum. The website is: https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/
Testing for a certificate is free and available to anyone who needs to assess their skills. Lab times vary each semester and one-on-one sessions may be set up by appointment. Please note that there is a fee for instructor led courses and one-on-one sessions for non-academic students. You can call our office at 288-4703 to set up an appointment or to learn more about the program.
We are pleased to be a Northstar sponsoring site. This program will help our students develop computer literacy, demonstrate basic digital competency, and obtain a credential to add to their resume and assist them in the job search.
Access to a computer or tablet and the Internet is required.
Note: This is a self-paced, online study program.
If you wish to earn a certificate of achievement, you must come to the adult ed office to take the proctored assessments.