Digital Literacy Program
Research shows that explicit instruction in critical thinking can lead to statistically significant improvements in language comprehension, inventive thinking, and even IQ. Now combine that with a computer education.
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Lumen Lab students in Mtito Andei, Eastern Kenya
Lumen's Digital Literacy Program is a project-based approach to computer learning. Our curriculum challenges students to think about a local issue in their community using a six-step problem solving framework:
As part of this process, students enrolled in Lumen's program use mobile surveys to collect anonymous data sets from their community. This data becomes the foundation of how they think through a problem, and derive a logical solution.
For each step in the problem-solving process, students are taught to use the computer as a tool to help them analyze the data, think through an issue, and communicate a solution.
In addition, students are also taken through the following topics related to data and research:
- Survey methodology
- Quantitative v. Qualitative Data
- Primary v. Secondary Data
- Binary Data
Basic computer skills covered during the course include:
- Introduction to computers
- Word Processing
- Spreadsheet Processing
- Data Entry and Analysis
- Information Search
- Presentation Programs