Strengthening the foundation of community-based digital literacy in the Northwest Territories.
DigitalNWT is aims to strengthen the foundation of community-based digital literacy in the Northwest Territories (NWT). With a ‘train the trainer’ approach, DigitalNWT equips a team of community-based instructors with the skills to offer digital literacy training in communities across the NWT. Participants will learn how to use digital devices, browse the Internet, manage data, and stay secure online. Upon the project’s conclusion, the local communities will have a customized digital literacy curriculum package that can be taught and updated on an ongoing basis.
The project is led by the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC), the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board (SRRB), and the Tłı̨chǫ Government. These organizations are partnering with the University of Alberta, the Smart Communities Society, Hands On Media Education, Aurora College, and the Aurora Research Institute to ensure the successful delivery of the program.
DigitalNWT invites other organizations based in the NWT to contact the project to explore ways to work together.