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:    02/21/18 - 04/04/18 (No Class March 14, 2018)
  • Number of Sessions:    6
  • Time:    02:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location:    GBTC 405

Lesson Plan:

Session I - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Course Overview Presentation
  • Digital Technology Everywhere and Life Enhancement

Session II - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Digital Computing Devices & Networks

Session III - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • Telecommunications, Internet, & World Wide Web

No Class - Wendesday, March 14, 2018

Session IV - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Social Media

Session V - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • Cloud Computing

Session VI - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • 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

Colleges and Universities