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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.

Prerequisites:


MS Windows or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials

None

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:    06/06/18 - 07/18/18 (No Class July 4, 2018)
  • Number of Sessions:    6
  • Time:    01:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Location:    Rockville - MK 103

Lesson Plan:

Session I - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  • Course Overview Presentation
  • Digital Technology Everywhere and Life Enhancement

Session II - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Digital Computing Devices & Networks

Session III - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Telecommunications, Internet, & World Wide Web

Session IV - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • Social Media

No Class - Wendesday, July 4, 2018

Session V - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  • Cloud Computing

Session VI - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

  • Digital Security & Privacy
  • Course Review
  • Course Evaluation

Web Support:

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services

BitLocker

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

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