NorQuest college preparation for online learning video modules
The digital literacy course developed by NorQuest College is designed to help students participate in online learning. The developers write the following:
Digital literacy involves more than basic access, it involves competence and understanding to use technology effectively and critically. Digital literacy skills and strategies are survival skills for a digital era. Digital literacy increases learner confidence and promotes autonomy when learning in an online environment.
Here is a list of topics. Each topic includes follow-up quizzes:
Rights and responsibilities
Privacy and security
Online learning strategies
Digital collaboration and communication
Using online information
The complete course or individual modules can be integrated into a learning management system using the SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) files.
No copyright or CC licence.
Mozilla web literacy activities
Mozilla has produced an open and evolving collection of engaging instructional activities designed to promote reflection, critical thinking and agency when online. Here is what the developers write:
The Core Activities are designed to teach the web in the context of learners’ own needs, interests, and everyday experiences. Brainstorming and sharing, discussion and reflection, and fully participatory, collaborative work are integral to this community-based Web Literacy learning experience. To make Web Literacy accessible to as many learners as possible, a number of these activities can be done “offline”—without an internet connection and/or with limited computer access.
No specific CC licence applied. Users are invited to adapt, remix and share their changes.
Activities designed for students in Grades 6-8
Activities designed for students in Grades 9-12
How Does "Fake" News Become News?
How to Balance Your Media Diet
Your Personal Information Is for Sale. Now What?
Teaching Tolerance Countering Online Hate Speech
Ctrl-F is a digital media literacy site from CIVIX, a Canadian organization dedicated to civic education. "CTRL-F is an evidence-based program that equips students with the habits and skills needed to evaluate online information to determine what to trust." They focus on four strategies:
Investigate the source
Check the claim
Trace the information
Activity examples are available without an account. They can be filtered by level of difficulty, skill and subject. Videos, discussion topics and related online activities are included.
You will need an account to access complete lessons. Lessons are "supported by videos, slide decks (in Google Slides and PowerPoint), interactive practice activities in Google Forms and Microsoft Forms, pre/post assessments and a suggested culminating activity." Once you sign-up you will have access to a teacher's guide and the complete lesson collection in Google Drive.
Copyrighted for instructional use. Link sharing, PDFs and Google Drive access provided.
Resources are designed for Grades 7 to 12.
Government of Canada resources
The Government of Canada's Get CyberSafe materials could be integrated into courses and learning groups or they could be assembled into a stand-alone workshop.
Terms and conditions - Free to use in any format with attribution and links to the original content but no derivatives and no commercial uses.
The following resources can be used for promotion:
Factsheets are available:
Activities are also available:
Take the Get Cyber Safe Checkup (interactive)
Cyber security checklist (PDF)
Choose the specific topics that impact your learners. Information on the topic pages could be cut and paste on to slides.
Internet use and security workshop
Introduction to Cybersecurity is designed as a workshop that you can deliver. The modules are listed in alphabetical order and each one can be used individually. The developers suggest starting with Internet Concepts and Security Concepts. Each online module has a video presentation, a set of slide illustrations and a quiz. In addition, the information is available in print form. The PDFs are available in a Google folder.
Copyrighted for instructional use. Share links and use PDF's without alteration.