The Intel Easy Steps course– digital literacy for rural communities

The Intel Easy Steps course was developed to help people in rural communities gain Digital Literacy skills. Intel’s aim is to promote this course to help ensure that women, in particular, gain skills that allow them to understand how technology can improve their awareness of the world at large; and understand how to encourage Digital literacy in their homes and in their immediate community.

In this new project Intel SA has joined forces with the Department of Communications to promote Digital literacy in Women and girls from rural communities. Community centres will host training for unemployed and out of school women and girls and will provide essential digital literacy skills to enhance entrepreneurship opportunities. Intel SA, through SchoolNet, will provide training for participants and deserving participants who take this programme to their communities will be assisted to develop further skills.

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The Intel Easy Steps course has a number of modules that allow novice users to learn basic computing skills and includes entrepreneurship modules for further enrichment.

Basic Digital Literacy Skills

Module 1: Introducing Computers &

Operating Systems

Module 2: Introducing Internet and Email

Module 3: Introducing Word Processing

Module 4: Introducing Spreadsheets

Module 5: Introducing Multimedia

Entrepreneurship skills

Module 6: Introduction to entrepreneurship

Module 7: Money management & finance

Module 8: Marketing plan

Module 9: Branding

Module 10: Marketing

Module 11: Online Marketing

Module 12: Creating Feedback

Module 11: Developing and product portfolio

Module 14: Showcase your Portfolio

Any interested person who works in rural communities and would like to participate in this programme should contact Ms Omashani Naidoo on omashani@schoolnet.org.za

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