Youth Digital Literacy Training Development

VISTA Name: 
Douglas Dumont
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Project Description: 

Douglas worked with Duke University faculty and students to develop CLICK (Creating Literacy in Computer Knowledge), a computer literacy training program for 6th graders. CLICK develops computer skills for at-risk middle school students, engaging them in an after-school setting that is interactive and fun. CLICK lessons include Internet research, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations. The website ( contains downloadable lesson plans and teaching modules, as well as tips and hints for starting up a technology training class.

Project Outcome: 

Douglas worked very well with Duke’s faculty and students. He recruited and trained students to teach CLICK, and he worked with the faculty and staff of the ISIS (Information Science and Information Studies) certificate program, primarily Edward A. Shanken, Executive Director, and Katie Watchman, Program Coordinator.

Douglas is now a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at Duke.

Impact Quote: 

I am especially pleased with Douglas’ work. He completed all his tasks exceptionally well.

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