UCplus Danish language courses teach students how to become digital citizens. What this means in practice is that, upon completing their studies, students will be familiar with how to access and use Danish municipal and public IT self-service systems.
At UCplus, students use PCs and tablets in connection with
- in-class lectures and self-study
- applying for jobs and obtaining information online
- distance learning via UCplus’s learning portal www.flexidansk.dk
- accessing Danish media such as online newspapers, TV and radio channels
- accessing cultural content such as Danish movies, music and books
- communicating with the Danish teacher via email or Skype
- accessing their class’s Facebook group and/or other social media.
As digital citizens, students learn how to access and use
- Jobnet, Jobindex and other online job-searching tools and portals
- online banking and NemKonto
- E-tax, including how to file a tax return online
- online government portals to apply for the national (yellow) health insurance card, select a health insurance group or doctor, submit a change of address notification, apply for housing benefits, etc.
- the public school system’s parent intranet (ForældreIntra).
Recruit digital ambassadors
Local municipalities may recruit digital ambassadors among UCplus’s students. In their roles as digital ambassadors, UCplus students can help municipalities to ensure that everyone in Denmark achieves digital literacy, a goal that was initially set to be achieved by 2015. Students from UCplus can be instrumental in teaching individuals from the same country of origin to become digital citizens in Denmark.