Empowering with Digital Literacy
The Intel® Easy Steps program addresses the needs of adults and youth around the world who seek to learn basic digital literacy skills. Its simple instructional approach teaches basic computer literacy, which is a key 21st century skill, enabling enhanced social and economic self-sufficiency.
Intel Easy Steps content is simple, practical, and relevant, and is based on adult learning research. It can be delivered in formal or informal education settings. Participants acquire basic computer skills that are locally appropriate, and that support multiple hardware and software solutions. Intel provides the content free of charge to governments and NGOs, who manage local implementation.
Intel Easy Steps curriculum includes a Basic Course, Activity Cards, and a Help Guide.
- The Intel Easy Steps Basic Course is designed to be delivered as a facilitated course that is modular and highly flexible. Participants “learn by doing”, completing products and activities that they can start to use immediately. The first five modules provide training in practical skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and email. Additional optional modules focus on Internet-based tools, and how to apply basic software applications to employment and entrepreneurship. The full course has fourteen modules, each containing approximately 2 hours of instruction.
- Intel Easy Steps Activity Cards are self-instruction materials showing how to create a useful product or complete a specific task using key technology applications. Users learn practical technology skills while creating something relevant to their lives. View the Activity Cards >
- The Help Guide supports both the Basic Course and the Activity Cards with step-by-step instructions for hundreds of productivity tasks in user-friendly, non-technical language. View the Help Guide >
The Intel Easy Steps program is currently deployed in 20 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more >
Learning the effective use of a computer opens doors in business careers, entrepreneurship, communications, and personal fulfillment. Here are some examples of how Intel® Easy Steps has helped people achieve success
Lubna, from Pakistan
“I attended the Intel Easy Steps workshop and learned about computers for the first time. I was so motivated as a new user…the experience completely changed my life.” Read Lubna’s story >
Anastasia, from Kenya
Anastasia is from a remote part of Kenya who left school at 12 with no means to pursue a career. She enrolled in the Intel Easy Steps program and now supports herself and her grandmother. Read Anastasia’s story >
Rekha, from India
The digital literacy and business training Rekha received through Intel Easy Steps gave her the skills to take an entrepreneurial position running Pratham’s Digital Literacy Centre in her village. Read Rekha’s story >