COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
DigitALL aims to increase province-wide digital literacy at a basic level among under represented groups.
Enable further participation in the digital economy by offering accessible programming to increase digital literacy and improve basic computer skills in a safe, community environment. For the purposes of community-based training, digital literacy will be defined as the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and analyze information using digital technology. It involves a working knowledge of current tools and an understanding of how they can be used.
Basic computer skills, file management, email, internet, MS Office, security, social media, online job searching, Skype/What’s App, business communication, and e-commerce.
It’s anticipated that a basic foundation in digital literacy will enable individuals to gain not only basic digital skills such as using email, texting or the internet but also to develop the ability to comprehend, contextualize and critically evaluate how they engage in online environments. It will also provide them with skills they can build upon, should they choose to do so. The potential to increase their opportunities to complete high school, access employment opportunities and overall participation in a digital world are the expected benefits to both individuals and communities.