About this Course
Digital literacy refers to having the skills one needs to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and access to information is increasingly done through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, and mobile devices.
During this module, the participants will gain an understanding of the following key topics:
- How the internet works
- Digital citizenship and digital rights
- Uganda legal framework
- IoT and how it works
- Understanding user data
- Practicing digital literacy
- Acknowledging the digital divide
- Practicing digital wellness
- Securing digital devices
- Relationship between Human Rights and Digital Rights
- Data privacy, right to information, freedom of expression.
These tools will be necessary for the trainer to prepare before conducting the training.
These tools will be necessary for the trainee to have during the training.
- Flip charts
- Masking tape
- Audio and Visual
Prior to participating in this training, the participants should at least have an understanding of:
- Basic computer knowledge (how to use a laptop & smartphone)
- How to use the Internet e.g. using browsers, accessing websites and social media platforms.
DNS (The Domain Name System) – Ahierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.
IP Address – A unique address that identifies adevice on the internet or a local network. IP stands for “Internet Protocol,” which is the set of rules governing the format of data sent via the internet or local network.
HTTP (Hyper Transfer Text Protocol) – A protocolwhich allows the fetching of resources, such as HTML documents.
HTTPS (Hypertext transfer protocol secure) – Thesecure version of HTTP, which is the primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website.
Data – Units of information/a set of values -,often numeric, collected to represent a given situation.
Digital Wellness – Digital wellness is a way of life,while using technology, that promotes optimal health and well-being in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live more fully within the human, natural, and digital communities.
Digital divide – Digital divide refers to thegap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don’t or have restricted access.
Digital empathy – The cognitive and emotionalability to be reflective and socially responsible while strategically using digital media”
Digital Footprints/Shadows: refers to one’s unique set of traceable digital activities, actions, contributions, and communications manifested on the Internet or digital devices. E.g. Online purchases, social media posts, search engine searches, etc. Psychosocial well-being: refers to inter- and intra-individual levels of positive functioning that can include one’s relatedness with others and self-referent attitudes that include one’s sense of mastery and personal growth.