WHAT IS NORTHSTAR DIGITAL LITERACY?
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
- Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
- Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. Northstar allows end users to freely take the assessments from anywhere.
Users that would like to earn a certificate can visit the library to have their assessment proctored to obtain a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate when passing assessments. Certificates provide an important credential for employment, as even entry-level jobs increasingly require basic computer skills. Visit our Adult Services Department for assessment proctoring or call us at 419-422-1737.