Digital Literacy

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Bridging the digital divide

Digital Literacy

Digital equity requires access to devices, access to an internet connection and access to digital skills. 

That's where Literacy Minnesota comes in. 

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Our Digital Literacy Work

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The Northstar program assesses digital skills and provides classroom curriculum and self-directed online learning. 

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Digital Navigators mentor individuals in using technology and help with getting low-cost internet.

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We offer an assortment of programming for instructors that focus on digital literacy.

Digital Literacy changes everything!

Watch to see the life-changing effects of digital literacy, and how it empowers people to achieve their goals, navigate the workforce and advocate for themselves.

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Digital Equity: A condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy. 

Digital Literacy: The ability and knowledge needed to access and operate internet-connected devices, to successfully use commonly available software, and to navigate and utilize online resources in order to effectively communicate and complete social and work-related tasks in a virtual space.

Digital equity facts

  • Interested in becoming a Northstar Testing Location?

National Partnerships and Northstar Business Development Specialist

Email Theresa Sladek at


  • Want to know more about our Digital Navigators or Digital Literacy Lab?

Senior Manager - Educational Technology and Digital Literacy

Email Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt at


  • Questions about our trainings and webinars?

Training Director

Email Rob Podlasek at


  • Have input for our Northstar curriculum?

Northstar Digital Literacy Curriculum Manager

Email Leah Hauge at


  • Other?

Genral number: 651-645-2277

Hotline: 1-800-222-1990

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