Digital literacy skills have become essential. Computers and other digital devices are increasingly part of everyday life; they’ve changed how we do things, and they’re going to keep changing how we do things. To keep up, we need to keep learning so that we can continue to thrive at home, at work, and in the community.
Being digitally literate means being able to adapt to the changes brought about by computers and digital devices in ways that make sense to your life. However, not everyone has access to expensive courses, devices, or even the Internet to develop their digital literacy skills. Furthermore, adult literacy programs have limited funding, and may struggle to provide enough hardware for learners to practice their digital literacy skills.
Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your skills on a budget. ABC Life Literacy outlines seven of them in this article.