I came across this the other day while researching some current initiatives for technology in education. Following the partnership between North Carolina Public School and Microsoft (as written about this past fall in a post tited: North Carolina Public Schools Bought by Microsoft), I found myself at the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum page (at this point I feel that I should put forth the disclaimer that all of my following comments are solely based on the information provided on the Microsoft Digital Literacy web page). At first glance, it doesn’t seem too bad.
Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.
From using the Internet, to sending e-mail, to creating a résumé, the Digital Literacy Curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.
Starting to seem a little… plug and play…