This curriculum

The curriculum for this project is detailed in this document to share how a skills program can be delivered through project learning and to provide information about the depth and completeness of the curriculum with contractual partners. It conveys an expanded list skills and knowledge, and summarises the projects people will be offered. As the program is conducted projects will be developed to meet the need of local participants, who will most likely suggest the projects they want to do, as their learning context.

 Content areas targeted by Everyday Digital Skills

Under contractual arrangements, NG Media agreed to ensure the following skills were incorporated in the program.

1.    Basics of computers and smart technologies – screens, icons, navigation, file management, opening and closing software and apps, printing, scanning.

2.    Accessing the Internet – plans, prepaid, speeds, throttling, quotas.

3.    Using WiFi networks; setting up a pocket 3G hub.

4.    Online safety.

5.    Smart mobile technologies usage: using apps for online service access; accessing information, news, radio, screen content, music; email; social media; installing apps.

6.    Computer usage: email; using browsers for online services access, accessing information, news, radio, screen content, music; email; Skype/VoIP; social media.

7.    Multimedia: using smart technologies for image, video and music capture and editing.

8.    Ara Irititja Archival project: Navigating and searching the database; adding names or stories; contributing new assets.

The design of this curriculum assume that in order to use skills in context, participants need to develop and use subject matter or content knowledge, design knowledge and technical skills. This knowledge skills pyramid puts Technical skills and knowledge in context to the whole curriculum.

The project interpretation of the contracted skills into an expanded list of skills desribed as small tasks to achieve.


Everyday Skills Curriculum List

1. Basics of computers and devices

•    Use technical terms to describe ideas to others
•    Manipulate hardware and settings for comfortable safe use
•    Demonstrate good start up and shutdown of devices
•    Manage external storage
•    Practice smart power usage

2 Accessing the Internet, and  3 Using Wi-Fi networks

•    Make hotspot and blue tooth connections
•    Connect to available Wi-Fi safely
•    Make Internet purchase decisions - Internet access and devices
•    Know about access in the community and in other places
•    Be bandwidth and speed conscious
•    Test speed
•     Know how to stream and download
•    Use shared community Wi-Fi

4 Online safety

•    Mind your digital footprint
•    Protect passwords and "friendly" access to your accounts and information
•    Use the THINK Principles for being kind to others online
•    Know about online bullying, scams and online dangers
•    Protect children
•    Find and share safety information and videos
•    Buying things online safely and carefully

5 Smart mobile technology usage

•    Set up iTunes/Google Play accounts to access apps, music and books set up email and other accounts as necessary
•    Download, update, organise and manage apps
•    Set up devices: Manage notifications, streaming, and settings
•    Backup your data and manage personal data between devices to the cloud
•    Manage space limitations
•    Trouble shoot and resolve hardware/software issues
•    Manage passwords
•    Select apps for accessing online services and creating content

6 Computer/device usage: Internet services

•    Seek information - using browsers and the web, searching,
•    Use of email and social media to find information
•    Access personal services online - banking, purchasing, seeking jobs, government services
•    Save Bookmarks for personal use
•    Share Bookmarks
•    Connect with people - email, messaging and social media
•    Talk online with Skype and similar services

6 Computer usage: General skills

•    Know about files, naming, sizes, types, searching
•    Create and manage filing systems
•    Manage files between devices and the cloud, including printing and pdf output
•    Use a computer interface and being able to show others
•    Print
•    Use iTunes

7 Multimedia

•    Find, access and play media
•    Create, improve and share music
•    Create manipulate and share photos, collages and posters
•    Create, improve and share video
•    Create edit and share text centred documents using Word or PowerPoint

8 Ara Irititja project

•    Navigate and search for information
•    Add or change stories/names
•    Contribute new information