Today technology is a part of everything we do, especially in the workplace. Students at Franklin College will graduate with a comprehensive and transferable technological skillset thanks to the efforts of the Digital Fluency Initiative.
Digital fluency is the ability to effectively and ethically interpret information, discover meaning, design content, construct knowledge, and communicate ideas in a digitally connected world.
The initiative merges the applications of technology in each academic discipline with the content knowledge and the liberal arts foundation to form Franklin College’s distinctive academic experience. In addition to developing technical skills as part of their core and major classes, students will have access to more classes specifically focused on the development of digital fluency skills. The initiative also provides cutting-edge tools to students to use in their studies and prepare them for the high-tech world they will encounter upon graduation.
As part of the initiative, Franklin College has become an Adobe Creative Campus, which means it is partnering with Adobe to offer access to Adobe Creative Cloud software and services to all students, faculty, and staff. It is only the second institution in Indiana to offer this opportunity to its campus.
Through the joint venture, Franklin College students, faculty, and staff with a registered college email address are provided with Adobe Creative Cloud for use on all their devices, labs, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. In addition, Adobe offers numerous professional development resources to help users master the software.
The college’s digital fluency curriculum is supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities.