Northstar Digital Literacy (Northstar) is a suite of online, self-paced digital literacy tutorials and assessments.
Digital literacy encompasses three big categories of skills that you use all the time: "1) finding and consuming digital content; 2) creating digital content; and 3) communicating or sharing it" (EducationWeek).
Northstar gives you the opportunity to check your digital literacy skills, learn and practice new skills, and demonstrate your mastery of these skills. Northstar teaches you essentials like using email and navigating the Internet, using Microsoft Office and Google software, understanding your digital footprint, navigating social media, and much more.
Northstar works like so:
You may be using Northstar in a class you've enrolled in, taking a library workshop, or discovering this tool on your own. We're glad you're here! Select Getting started with Northstar to continue.
The Northstar Digital Literacy project is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. CCC Library thanks the State Library of Oregon for making this tool available to our community.
CCC's Northstar cohort includes folx in CCC Library; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Educational Partnerships; Business; SNAP Training Employment Program; Skills Development (GED, ABS, and Spanish GED); Academic Tutoring; Start Lab / College Navigator; Workforce Development; and CCC Career Center.
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