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DIGI SAVVY COURSES

The Digisavvy courses below are for our paid program.

 

COURSE CATEGORY 1: Computers & Computer Packages

Learners are introduced to computer basics, and how to use computers, and computer packages.

COURSES

1. Introduction to Computers

Course Description:

Learners are introduced to the Computers, hardware and software

Lessons:

1.Computer Hardware

Introduction to Computers.pdf

  • Definition of a Computer.
  • Parts of a Computer & Hardware devices
  • Input and Output devices.
  • Types of Computers.
  • Uses of Computers
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Computers.

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-computers-2/quizzes/introduction-to-computers/

 

  1. Computer Software

Introduction to Computers Operating System.pdf

  • What is Software.
  • Types of Software
  • The Operating System

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-computers-2/quizzes/operating-system/

 

2. Introduction to Computers for Kids

Course Description:

Learners are introduced to the Computers, hardware and software

Lessons

1.What is a Computer?

  intro to computers kids .pdf 

  • Definition of a Computer.
  • Parts of a Computer & Hardware devices

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-computers-for-kids-2/quizzes/what-is-a-computers/

 

  1. Input and Output devices

Input and Output devices for kids.pdf 

  • What are Input devices?
  • Examples of input devices.
  • What are output devices?
  • Examples of output devices.

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-computers-for-kids-2/quizzes/input-and-output-devices/

 

  1. Types of Computers 1 Credit Hour

 Types of Computers for Kids.pdf 

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Tablet Computers
  • Mobile Phones/ SmartPhones 

Quiz:

https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-computers-for-kids-2/quizzes/types-of-computers/

 

COURSE CATEGORY 2: Internet Basics & Tools For Business

Learners will be introduced to internet search engines, email communications, and tools they can use for business.

 

COURSES

1.Introduction To The Internet

Course Description:

Learners are introduced to what the internet is, different aspects of it and how it can work in their favour.

Lessons:

1.What is the internet?

  • History of the internet – The early days, early forms and principal uses
  • Modern principal uses of the internet –  e-commerce, online learning, research, social connectivity, variety of media, file transfer and sharing, communication.
  • Business in the age of the internet – Integration of the internet into business, types of internet businesses, challenges of internet business vs strengths.
  1. The different world wide web (Getting Online
  • Google and its components: What is Google? What are the features of Google? Strenghts and weaknesses of Google
  • Apple Safari and its components: What is Apple Safari? What are the features of Safari? Strengths and weaknesses of Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox and its components:  What is Firefox? What are the features of Firefox? Strengths and weaknesses of FirefoxMicrosoft Internet Explorer and its components: What is Internet Explorer? What are the features of Internet Explorer? Strengths and weaknesses of Internet Explorer.

2.Introduction to the Cloud

Course Description:

This course covers what the cloud is, cloud computing and cloud storage

Lessons

1.The cloud 

  • What is the cloud?
  • Why use the cloud?
  • Web apps
  • Cloud Storage

2.Introduction to Web 3.0

Course description:

Learners get familiar with different generations of the internet and each generation is an improvement of its predecessor.

Lessons:

1.What is 3.0?

What is 3.0?

  • Decentralisation
  • Blockchain Technology
  • NFTs
  • Crypto 

 

COURSE CATEGORY 3: Gamification & Programming

Learners will be introduced to basic programming concepts, so they can understand app development.

COURSES

1.Introduction to Programming for Kids

Course Description:

Learners will be introduced to the basic concepts of programming using Scratch.

Lessons

1.Introduction to Programming and Scratch

Intro to scratch.pdf

  • Definition of  programming.
  • What is Scratch?
  • Scratch’s interface.

 

2.Scratch blocks

Scratchblocks.pdf

  • Event blocks and  how to use them.
  • Motion blocks and how to use them.
  • Looks blocks and how to use them.

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-programing-for-kids/quizzes/scratch-blocks/

 

3.Conditional Statements and Loops

Loops and conditional statements.pdf

  • Control coding blocks.
  • Definition of conditional statements.
  • If statements and If else statements.
  • wait and wait until blocks
  • Definition of Loops
  • How to use Loops.

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-programing-for-kids/quizzes/loops-and-conditional-statements/

 

4.Sensing and Operators

Sensing and Operator blocks.pdf

  • Definition and types of Sensing blocks.
  • How to use the sensing blocks
  • Definition of Operator blocks and types.
  • How to use the operator blocks.

Quiz: https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-programing-for-kids/quizzes/sensing-and-operators/

 

5.Variables and Lists.

Scratch Variables.pdf

  • Definition of Variables.
  • How to create a Variable.
  • How and When to use Variables.

Quiz :

https://digisavvy.org/courses/introduction-to-programing-for-kids/quizzes/variables/

 

COURSE CATEGORY 4: Web Design & Branding

Learners will be introduced to basic programming concepts, so they can understand app development.

COURSES

1.DIGITAL BRANDING – THE BASICS OF BRANDING    

Course Description:

How to get easily recognized on digital platforms: Web or Social – Introduction

Logos, site colours, brand colours, brand fonts, site identity, brand personality via website or social.

Lessons

1.What is branding?

  • Definition
  • Consolidated branding: look (physical) and feel (psychological)
  • Target market and branding
  • Branding and communication

2.Why branding?

  • The purpose of branding
  • Personal Branding
  • Business Branding
  • Digital Branding

3.The 5 Ws of branding

  • Why? 
  • Who? 
  • What? 
  • Where? 
  • When?

4.Brand elements/ brand identity

  • Name
  • Logo
  • Colour
  • Slogan
  • Brand image
  • Graphics
  • Typography (fonts, style etc)

5.Brand positioning: positioning strategies

  • Product benefits
  • Pricing
  • Quality or luxury
  • Product use
  • Competition-based
  • Symbolism (cultural symbols that resonate with people etc)
  1. Brand stylistics
  • Incorporating subtle style elements

LABS

  • Create a digital brand kit with logo, brand colours, fonts and stationery.

ASSIGNMENT

  • Create a digital branding strategy for your brand

 

2.WEB DESIGN        

Course Description:

Web design is integral to the existence of a lot of websites today. For the most part, it is the no code approach to website building and different tools or visual builders (also called Content management systems) are used to make this possible. WordPress is a huge visual builder with tons of features and capabilities perfect for Web building. This course will serve as the introduction and the fundamental basis to your web design.

Lessons

1.How to create a simple but attractive website

  • What is web design?
  • Planning a website : Site objectives and business/company objectives, target audience, market factors, design planning

2.Easy website creation tools

  • WordPress sites : Different types of websites on WordPress, WP tools (extensions, plug ins etc)
  • Wix sites: Different websites on Wix, Wix tools

3.Installing and using website creation tools

  • Plug-ins and extensions. How to use plug-ins and extensions, finding the right plug-in and extension, safety with plug-ins and extensions
  • Widgets. What are widgets? Finding the right widgets. How to use widgets. Safety with widgets. The right widget areas.

4.Website domain

  • What is a website domain?
  • Key terms to know about domains
  • Finding the right domain name
  • Where to get domain names
  • Domain security
  • Transferring an existing a domain 
  • How to get your website easily recognized (Branding)

Quiz: Design assignment for a basic themed website (planning and strategy only)

 

COURSE CATEGORY 5: Digital Media & Tools

Learners will learn the principles of digital marketing, and be introduced to the dynamics of social media marketing.

COURSES

1.DIGITAL MARKETING

Course Description:

Learners will learn the principles of digital marketing, and be introduced to the dynamics of social media marketing.

Lessons

1.Digital Tools To Grow A Business

  • Email marketing 
  • Social media platforms 
  • Mobile aplications
  1. Social Media : Get Acquainted

What is Social Media?

Social media vs traditional media : what makes social media marketing  so unique, compared to traditional marketing , Importance of social media digital marketing  (harmful behaviors, misinformation etc)

Get to know the apps, and know which apps are best for which use

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Whatsapp

 

  1. Search Engine optimization

Lessons

1.Introduction to search engine optimization

The search engine problem and solution (search engine facts and figures and the implications)

  • What is SEO?
  • How search engines work : Crawling, indexing, serving
  • Positioning : search behaviour, volumes and brand equity

2.The Big Three Search Engines

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo

3.SEO Process

  • Keyword research and planning
  • Content creation for optimization
  • Image optimization
  • Optimising for local search
  • Optimising for social search

4.Challenges and Approaches to SEO

  • External factors that affect SEO
  • Limitations within search engines

 

INTERNET AND MARKETING

Course Description:

Lessons

1.Introduction to online advertising

  • Where online advertising fits in business strategy
  • Advertising vs marketing

2.Online marketing 1 Credit Hour

  • The basics of online marketing
  • Finding synergy between online and traditional marketing
  • Benefits of online marketing over traditional

3.Google Advertisements

  • Why market your business with google Ads
  • How google Ads work
  • Google Ads account setup
  • Select the right campaign type
  • Target your audience
  • Choose profitable keywords
  • Write Ads that grab attention
  • Labs –Discuss an existing Google Display ad for a Malawian brand
  • Assignment Google Ads – Writing copy for Google search ads and GDN placements

4.Challenges of internet marketing in Malawi

  • What challenges people face when marketing online
  • Ways to overcome these challenges

 

5. SOCIAL MEDIA CREATION

Course Description:

Lessons

1.Facebook

  • What is facebook
  • How to use facebook for business 
  • Cover pages
  • Page description
  • Create a Facebook page for fictional business
  • Assignment
  • Facebook campaign project

2.Twitter

  • How to setup a company profile
  • Twitter Bio
  • Twitter Header

Labs

  • Create a Twitter page for an online magazine
  • Assignment
  • Twitter promotional campaign

3.Instagram

  • What is instagram 
  • How instagram works
  • How to get more engagements on instagram business  

6. SOCIAL MEDIA POST CURATION

Course Description:

Learners are taught on how to use social media applications as tools for business.

 

Lessons

1.Facebook

  • Understanding the Facebook audience and Facebook culture
  • Facebook community guidelines
  • Facebook privacy and sharing – public feed vs private and limited
  • Creating a Facebook page : understanding types of Facebook pages and features
  • Facebook groups vs Facebook pages
  • Temporary profile pictures

 

2.Instagram

  • Understanding the Instagram audience and Instagram culture
  • Instagram community guidelines :how to check guidelines, making sure you follow guidelines and how to get around them
  • Instagram reposting 
  • Instagram followers : engaging with followers and other pages
  • Instagram feed and explore page :how to curate the content on your feed
  • Instagram Hashtags :guidelines along hashtags
  • Instagram Stories
  • Instagram Analytics
  • Shopping on Instagram
  • Linking Instagram page to Facebook

 

3.Twitter

  • Understanding the Twitter audience and Twitter culture
  • Twitter community guidelines
  • Safety and privacy on Twitter
  • Accounts to follow
  • Profile Optimization
  • Twitter features
  • What to post
  • Twitter Hashtags
  • Twitter on your website

 

4.Pinterest

  • How Pinterest works (pins, boards, saving pins etc)
  • Brand imagery on Pinterest (incoporating brand elements into Pinterest page)
  • Pinterest community guidelines
  • What to post
  • How to post on Pinterest

5.YouTube

  • How Youtube works
  • Creating a channel
  • Growing subscribers
  • Generate Youtube views
  • Youtube community guidelines
  • Paying for Youtube
  • Youtube ads
  1. Whatsapp
  • Key features
  • WhatsApp for personal vs business
  • Whatsapp groups
  • Safety and privacy on Whatsapp
  • Backing up information – how and why?

 

7. DIGITAL CREATIVE SKILLS

Course Description:

learners will be trained how to use craft and create visual content to communicate messages.…

 

Lessons

  1. Introduction to Graphic design
  • Introducing student to understand what graphic design is 
  • Teaching students the use of graphic design. 
  • Introducing graphic design app
  1. Introduction to Photoshop / Drawing
  • Teaching students Photoshop / Drawing interface
  • Teach students how navigate inside Photoshop / Drawing 
  • Introduction to designing software tools
  1. Introduction to Photoshop/Drawing tools in Detail
  • Photoshop Tools
  • Drawing Tools

ASSIGNMENT

  • Creating a business card using Photoshop tools
  • Draw usinging Drawing tools

 

COURSE CATEGORY 6: Online Safety & Cyber Security

Learners will learn the principles of how to stay safe on digital and social media platforms, and how they can secure their data online.

1.ONLINE SAFETY 2 Credit Hours

Course Description:

Learners will learn how to stay safe on the internet.

Lessons

1.  Introduction

  • What is cyber safety?
  • Password safety, and safe-keeping.
  • Computer viruses.
  • Cyber wellness.
  • What is hacking.