Digital Literacy Micro-Credential

Program Description Program Structure Current Course Offerings Registration

Program Description  

In today's digital age, the ability to navigate and thrive as an engaged digital citizen is essential. This FREE 16-hour open access asynchronous micro-credential is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of digital citizenship, focusing on key aspects of evaluation, exploration, ethics, value, privacy, creation, and digital well-being. Through a combination of self-paced learning materials, interactive activities, guided reflections, and a capstone project learners will develop critical digital literacy skills necessary for responsible and meaningful engagement in the digital realm.

This course is suitable for college students, professionals, educators, and individual seeking to develop essential digital literacy skills and acquire a strong foundation in digital citizenship. Whether learners are a novice or have some prior experience with technology, this course will equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the digital world responsibly and ethically. Upon successful completion of this micro-credential course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement, recognizing their attainment of foundational digital literacy skills and understanding of the principles of digital citizenship.

Program Structure 

Delivery Format: Self-paced, Online

Current Course Offerings 

The digital literacy micro credential, including the capstone learning project, should take between 16-20 hours to complete. Below are the suggested learning times for each module. Please note that completion times are estimates, and it may take you a longer or shorter duration to complete each section, based on your own personal learning and understanding of the course materials.

  • Module 1 - Exploration & Evaluation (4-5 hours)
  • Module 2A - Creation & Dissemination (1-3 hours)
  • Module 2B - Ethics & Value (2-3 hours)
  • Module 3 - Identity & Privacy (4-5 hours)
  • Module 4 - Digital Well-Being (2-3 hours)
  • Capstone Learning Project (2-3 hours)


This course is Open Access - meaning it is free to take and there is no need to register! Want more information? Visit the Library's website to start learning today