An essential component of a high-quality adult education program is the integration of digital literacy into curriculum and instruction. ACLS requires all programs to support the digital literacy development of students at every class level.
Digital literacy can be defined as the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information. The integration of digital literacy into curriculum and instruction is required in order to provide opportunities for students to explore, experiment, and develop expertise using real world applications for digital literacy while building their academic skills. Programs are expected to incorporate a variety of tools and technologies into the classroom to support learning.
Teaching Skills That Matter: Digital Literacy
Maryland Digital Literacy Framework
Northstar Digital Literacy Standards
Digital Literacy: A Guide for Adult Education Programs
Digital US — Report from 2020
Questions? Contact Paula Jurigian , ACLS Distance Education and Digital Literacy Specialist.
Last Updated: March 2, 2022
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