Digital Tools for Life

Computers and technology are all around us—we use them every day. And the Internet has become a focal point for doing business and managing our lives.

This course will take students through an introductory series of digital literacy skills. They will be introduced to a group of mentors who have used digital tools and skills to succeed in the business world.

Students will learn about the foundation of information technology. They will also develop the skills they need to succeed in a digital world, including navigating the Internet, organizing files, and using essential tools like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Course Outcomes

  • Use foundational digital terms and concepts.
  • Practice using the Internet to search for websites that are accurate.
  • Practice managing digital files and assets.
  • Effectively use basic application software.
  • Use technology in a professional and ethical manner within real-world contexts.

Media Assets

  • Features 12 Video Stories.

When we think of the world we live in, we often think of our physical surroundings. But, we’re an integral part of another world too — a DIGITAL world that we interact with every day. Learning how to navigate this DIGITAL world is essential to your personal and professional success. Welcome to CIS105! Over the next 11 weeks, you’ll learn skills you can use to master the digital technology around you so that you can take control of your professional future and take your place in the digital world!

No matter what you want to do in life, the way you THINK about yourself and your future will be just as crucial to your success as the tools you learn. That’s why mastering the technology around you begins with adopting the right mindset. This week, you’ll start building YOUR tech mindset, practice digital proficiency and explore the power of digital tools like email, the internet, and more!

The internet is the ultimate resource for information in our digital world. But like trying to drink from a gushing fire hydrant, it can be difficult to control the flow of that information. So, how DO you ensure you get exactly what you need, without becoming overwhelmed? This week, you’ll continue your digital proficiency process ONLINE. You’ll learn the secrets to navigating and selecting the right internet tools, and you’ll discover how to find the information you want whenever you need it.

To be successful in this digital world, you must understand how to compose and convey your ideas to others. This week, we’ll help you get the word out using one of the world’s most powerful communication tools – Microsoft Word.

No matter what we’re searching for in our life and career, the information we need is somewhere out there in the digital world. But how do we know if we can trust that information? This week, you’ll continue honing your digital proficiency skill by learning how to evaluate sources, avoid accidental plagiarism, and use tools like Microsoft Word and social media to find and share accurate information with the world!

Between our personal obligations, school work, and jobs, it can be hard to find the time to do it all. Luckily, there are digital tools you can use to make time work for YOU! This week, you’ll learn how to manage your time to increase your productivity in a digital world!

Some days it might feel like you have a million deadlines and a to-do list that’s a mile long. How you handle it can determine your career success. This week, you’ll learn how to improve your productivity by setting priorities and using digital tools to plan and accomplish your career goals.

If you’ve ever misplaced your car keys, wallet, or cell phone, you know that losing track of important items can really derail your plans. It’s hard to be productive if you can’t find what you need when you need it. And the same is true when it comes to your digital world. This week, you’ll discover how to use organization to manage your digital world, find the information you need whenever you need it, and improve your productivity so you can perform your best!

There’s no shortage of digital tools that can help you achieve your career goals. But how do you choose the right tools for the job? This week, you’ll add to your digital proficiency and productivity skills by learning to identify the right tools for any task, and you’ll discover the best resources for mastering the tools you’ve chosen. You’ll also learn how to fight everyday stress so you can embrace your digital future with confidence!

The digital world is changing quickly. Every day there are new apps and digital tools that can help us reach our goals. But, to be successful, we have to be flexible with how we approach and utilize these new technologies. We have to embrace changes and challenges as they come and develop the technical agility to shine. This week, you’ll discover how technology can keep you flexible in this changing world, how you can use social media to stand out, and how you can avoid digital dangers that might affect your productivity.

The world you live in is a digital one, filled with technology that can help you pave the way to career success. But to reach your professional dreams, you have to make that technology WORK for YOU. The good news is you have that power. Over the past 11 weeks, you’ve discovered the tech guru inside you by honing the skills you can use to navigate your digital world successfully. This week, we’ll take a look back at how far you’ve come and begin charting a course for your professional future.

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