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The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. Northstar is an assessment, not a curriculum.

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

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Feb 13, 2018 2:41pm

First updated html5 module released in Beta version

Jan 23, 2018 3:32pm

Northstar Upgrade now in Progress

Nov 06, 2017 12:26pm

Northstar receives lead gift towards upgrade

Sep 27, 2017 9:30am

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