Digital literacy curriculum development and design

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

Thanks for the 4 Ps. I find it a great framework to approach my work creating curriculum and just working with others. Really great resource!
Former course participant

Course Overview

Identify and adapt

Examine resources and platforms to develop and design a digital literacy curriculum for community programs.


Use tools and techniques to help determine if digital literacy instructional materials are aligned with the community you support.

Evaluate efficacy

Discuss methods and tools to set learning outcomes, determine measurements, and evaluate your digital literacy community programs.


As digital equity and digital inclusion programs and projects have grown, so have the digital literacy teaching resources and platforms available to nonprofits. It can be challenging to determine which resources and materials are best suited for the unique talents and needs of your program participants.

In this course, you’ll look at the ways to use available resources and platforms to develop and design a digital literacy curriculum for community programs. You’ll evaluate digital literacy teaching materials, and determine outcomes, measurements, and evaluations for digital literacy programs.


Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator
Salt Lake City Public Library
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Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the Library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s eight locations serve. Shauna is a contributing author to Tech For All: Moving Beyond the Digital Divide (2019), and has spoken nationally and internationally on digital equity, digital literacies, and digital storytelling. She serves as the Chairwoman for Utah Communities Connect: Utah's Digital Alliance is an NDIA Fellow, and an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah.

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)

Live Event

Recording Available
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)


Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.


Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate