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Essential Digital Literacy Courses for Beginners

Treehouse has a wide variety of online courses for every kind of programming language and development skill. But what if you have trouble with technology to begin with? With our digital literacy courses, you can take a deep dive into computers, the Web, and the Internet, and get an overview of digital machines and how programs and data work by learning software and hardware fundamentals. Explore Treehouse's digital literacy content and start learning today.

You don’t have to worry if these concepts seem intimidating or difficult to understand initially. Our courses are all completely self-paced. You’ll be able to learn everything at a speed that feels right to you.

In addition to being self-paced, all of our digital literacy courses are designed to be accessible for the novice level. You’ll be able to learn these concepts from the ground up, and everything will be explained in terms that don’t require prior knowledge of the concepts.

Treehouse is all about flexibility and customizing your learning journey. When you use Treehouse, you’ll be able to grasp all of the concepts before moving on to the next one. Our process is designed to prevent you feeling rushed, which makes it more comfortable to take your time and enjoy learning the information.

In today’s world, digital concepts are almost unavoidable. If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in an industry that involves tech at any capacity, it’s essential to be digitally literate. With Treehouse, you’ll be able to take advantage of a bevy of useful learning tools like practice modules, workshops, and more.

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The Best Online Classes to Develop Digital Literacy

Digital literacy pulls back the curtain of how computers and technology work, and you’ll learn the skills necessary to learn and work in areas where communication and access to information are through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, mobile devices, and more. Digital literacy classes also explore the fundamentals of software and hardware while giving you an overview of digital machines, how programs and data work, and the similarities and differences of popular programming languages like Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

Treehouse is designed to be convenient to use and allow you to learn at any time. This makes Treehouse the perfect learning environment for those with a full-time job or other full-time responsibilities. If you’re able to dedicate a little bit of time each day to our courses, you’ll be able to complete one in as little as three months. In three short months, you’ll be digitally literate and ready to move on to more advanced concepts.

Our expert teachers also make Treehouse special. They create engaging, dynamic curriculums that teach you the concepts in a way that will help you retain them. Our digital literacy courses start you slow and then gradually ramp up as you become more confident in your abilities and your understanding of the concepts.

Treehouse also provides resources for you to learn from your cohorts. The Treehouse Slack channel is a lively community of learners just like you, who are excited to discuss ideas and learn more from each other. Our Slack community also allows you to chat directly with teachers and staff. Treehouse allows you to make connections and network on a level above any other online learning courses.

If you’re just needing to refresh your digital literacy skills because you haven’t been working in a tech-oriented job for a while, Treehouse is great for that too. With Treehouse, you’re always bound to learn something new or gain a deeper understanding of your current skills.

Meet Your Built in Code Editor

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A fully browser-based code editor designed to make learning with Treehouse a breeze.

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The built-in code editor will assist you with your markup. This will help you identify any potential issues as you practice your coding skills. This ensures you will pick up on any mistakes you make early on, which will help you to correct these mistakes and give you a good foundation from which to progress. This is just one of several available tools to help you be successful.

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    Training Lessons in Computer Proficiency

    Computer proficiency will help you learn how clients and servers talk to each other on the Web and hardware like routers, switches, servers, and the TCP/IP protocols that define how information moves from computers. The courses we provide will show you how the technology you use everyday works and will help you to become a more thoughtful and powerful user of technology.

    Whether you’re new to the tech industry, aspiring to work in the tech industry, or if you just want to expand your knowledge of computers, these courses will be incredibly beneficial to you. It’s so important to have a foundational understanding of computers and how we communicate with them.

    Treehouse gives you full access to interactive training lessons that foster your understanding of the digital world. You’ll learn everything you need to become proficient with these concepts and understand how to use them going forward. We have a variety of digital literacy tracks available. They include courses such as how the Internet works, how the web works, understanding HTTP, and general computer basics. Completing all of these courses will instill in you the knowledge that you need to thrive in the modern tech world. It will also give you a great primer for diving into programming languages and development, if that’s something you’re interested in going into in the future.

    Our arsenal of learning tools will help you get these concepts down and feel confident about your knowledge. Tools such as interactive videos, practice modules, workshops, and exercises will help you apply the concepts and learn in a dynamic way that reinforces as you go. Quizzes and review tools will make sure that you're recalling the information and that you don’t move forward before fully understanding something.

    The way Treehouse works is by combining all of these tools, expert teachers, community, anc curriculums to provide you with a digital learning environment that fits any learning style. All it takes is 30 minutes a day to develop the skills you need to become digitally literate. If you’re wanting to gain a deeper understanding of these subjects, Treehouse is the right solution. It’s never been easier to expand your digital skill set by using Treehouse. You’ll be able to get started right from home, whenever you’re ready to start learning. Start learning more with Treehouse today.

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