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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


The digital world seems to change every day, and touch more of our lives. We use technology to communicate with friends and family, find never-ending entertainment options, follow our favorite sports teams and fashion trends, and do our school work. To enroll in the course, enroll in the high school version of this offering so that you are awarded the high school credit upon completion.  In Learning in a Digital World you will get the tools to navigate this exciting and always changing world. Learn about real-world issues and how to solve real-world problems through interactive and hands-on assignments. Discover what it means to be a responsible digital citizen, expand your digital literacy, and become a successful online student. Consider the best ways to find, create, and share information, learn to maximize information and communication technologies, and explore digital content creation, from emails and blogs to social media, videos, and podcasts.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Online Safety
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Digital Literacy
  • Study Skills
  • Content and Copyright
  • Your Learning Process
  • Digital Well-Being

Credits .5


  • Citizenship in the Digital World
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital citizenship in the online world by identifying and explaining the skills, responsibilities, and safety practices required for online activity.
  • Online Communication and Collaboration
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of online communication and collaboration by explaining and using technology to share information and ideas with others online.
  • Digital Literacy: Research and Citation Skills in the Digital World
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital literacy by defining, explaining, and using research and citation skills for online resources.
  • Digital Study Skills
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital study skills by describing and using digital study skills and practices.
  • Digital Wellbeing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital wellbeing by identifying online study skills and by analyzing how these practices lead to success in an online course and throughout life.



Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.