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Digital Literacy: Reap the benefits of digital literacy

A guide to achieving and maintaining skills to thrive in the 21st century

Assess your digital literacy

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Try this test if you’re a novice computer user

Take this test if you are more advanced

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Develop your digital literacy

5 Ways to Improve Your Computer Skills  Five  simple tips that anyone can use to improve their computer skills

10 Ways to Improve Your Technical Skills   Steve Pavlina lists ways to improve your technical skills and, as a result, your digital literacy

LinkedIn Learning  Thousands of top quality video tutorials in software, creative, and business skills, from beginner to advanced level.  Free access for staff and students of Melbourne Polytechnic

Mac basics For new Mac users,  start with a tour  of a Mac interface, then get familiar with Mac applications.

Microsoft Digital Literacy Program  Learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence.

BBC’s Webwise  Excellent site for learning online tech skills.

Digital Garage Australia  Free courses on everything from internet search to social media, to help you grow your business or career.


Maintain your digital literacy

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10 things you have to know to be computer literate  Master these skills, and make your computing life easier.

The Guardian Technology  International and Australian Technology news and reviews of  new products

TechRepublic blog   Australian technology news, 10  Things (get the key facts on technologies with concise, need-to-know lists), 5 Apps (lists of suggested apps), and more

TED Talks   Browse or search TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks for almost anything – it’s addictive. Not sure what to watch? Start with this playlist

BBC Click podcasts  Listen to episodes of radio program Click, which presents  interesting technological and digital news from around the world.   Either stream to listen now or download to listen later. Technical help with podcasts Technology trends, Top 10 lists, and how-tos

Macworld Mac news, reviews and how-tos

Why improve your computer skills

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10 Reasons to Develop Your Technical Skills  grow your career, stay in front of the field, get paid more, save time and frustration, and more

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