As basic computer skills continue to be essential for successfully finding and obtaining employment, the "digital divide" (a term that refers to the divide between communities with access to computers and related skills and communities who lack such access) persists. Minnesota's Saint Paul Public Library offers this extensive guide designed to help librarians, employment counselors, adult educators, and others teach basic digital literacy skills. This particular guide is centered on the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, a free online assessment that tests competency in nine skill areas, such as Basic Computer, World Wide Web, Social Media, and Microsoft Word. Readers will find an extensive collection of accompanying learning modules, readings, and short videos related to each skill. These resources, which are collected from a variety of websites and organizations, can be explored by learners or used by teachers to aide in classroom instruction.
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