LLI 959 Digital Literacy for the 21st Century - Overview

Course Outline:

This introductory course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of technology. Each class will be dedicated to a specific topic: mobile devices and how to use mobile devices in daily living; cloud computing and how it can be helpful to you; social media: popular sites and best uses; digital media technology and life enhancement; and digital security and privacy. This class is designed to help make technology an engaging and fun experience for students.


MS Windows or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials



Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:    Wednesday
  • Dates:    6/21/2017 - 8/2/2017 (No Class July 5th)
  • Number of Sessions:    6
  • Time:    01:30 - 03:30 AM
  • Location:    Rockville - SB 117

Lesson Plan:

Session I - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Course Overview Presentation
  • Digital Media Technology and Life Enhancement

Session II - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Digital Computing Devices & Networks

No Class - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Session III - Wednesday, July 13, 2017

  • Telecommunications, Internet, & World Wide Web

Session IV - Wednesday, July 20, 2017

  • Social Media

Session V - Wednesday, July 27, 2017

  • Cloud Computing

Session VI - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Digital Security & Privacy
  • Course Review
  • Course Evaluation

Web Support:

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services


Encryption Software Tools 2018

Computing Devices Help Links

Cloud Computing Links

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Links

Platform as a service (PaaS) Links

Software as a service (SaaS) Links

Cloud Storage

Cloud Office Applications

Cloud Social Media

Cloud Media Services - Music

Cloud Media Services - Video

E-Learning & Discovery

Opt-Out of Information

Secure Email Services

How Browsers Work