Technology changes quickly and more people are using online services. That is why Alberta’s government is launching a free digital literacy program for people looking to develop basic digital literacy or improve existing skills.
The online program offers 19 courses at the beginner and intermediate levels. Lessons are practical, focusing on foundational skills that every internet user should have as well as how to stay safe online.
The program is designed for Albertans with little to no computer experience but includes a range of topics helpful to anyone looking to boost their digital literacy skills. Each course can be completed in 30 minutes or less.
To start the program, Albertans will need to create an account on the Digital Literacy Program website.
The Alberta Digital Literacy Program is funded by the Skills for Success Program of the Government of Canada.
The Digital Literacy Program offers two streams in English and French:
Beginner is designed for individuals with little to no experience using a computer. It has 10 modules that outline basic concepts like using the internet, setting up an email address and sharing information online.
Intermediate is designed for individuals who want to grow their existing digital literacy. It has nine modules that outline more complex concepts like understanding digital footprints, staying safe online and learning or shopping online.
Anyone who may require assistance can contact the Digital Literacy Program Help Desk at 1-888-839-9239 any day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.