Digital literacy is defined by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.”
As part of the Governor’s CARES Act for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) program, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) has been tapped to implement a digital literacy program under the direction of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed and LOUIS Executive Director, Laurie Blandino. This program was developed through the Board of Regents (BoR) Digital Inclusion Strategic Action Team, which identified improving digital literacy as one strategy the Louisiana higher education community could embrace to address the negative impact of the digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LOUIS is pleased to announce a partnership with Literacy Minnesota to bring their Northstar digital literacy testing center capacity to Louisiana along with a professional development series on testing center administration and delivery of digital literacy educational programming.
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