TGC – Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy is the ability to navigate, evaluate, and communicate information online or in any digital format. In practice, Digital Literacy integrates three main skills:
1. The ability to consume information. This is the ability to complete digital tasks like using an e-reader in a classroom, viewing online banking statements, or reading an online news article.
2. The ability to create information. This skill includes everything from making and editing videos to writing articles and creating and editing PDFs.
3. The ability to communicate information. This is the ability to share information online. Communication can look like many different things from composing a tweet to sending an email to sharing documents on a cloud drive.
Projects & Initiatives
The Transparency and Governance Center (TGC) works with campus and community partners to advance digital literacy and equity.
- The Smart and Connected Communities project is focused on working collaboratively with the City of Newark and Newark residents to advance digital public services.
- Newark Connect Reporting Tool for Citizens Training helps Newark residents utilize the app to report non-emergency neighborhood issues or file complaints.
- Newark Dashboards Training for City Officials provides insights on digital dashboards the center developed as part of the Smart and Connected Communities project.