HomeNewsArticle Display

Building digital literacy through Digital University

The Air Force recently launched a program called Digital University to help digital literacy, by providing access to free courses from Udemy, Pluralsight, and Udacity to all Department of the Air Force Airmen and Space Professionals. Air Combat Command is pushing to lead the way for the Air Force as a foundation for the force as we move forward into the future. (U.S. Air Force video by Air Combat Command)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force recently launched a program called Digital University to help increase digital literacy, by providing access to free courses from Udemy, Pluralsight and Udacity to all Department of the Air Force Air and Space Professionals.

Digital University strives to fit the needs of all Airmen by providing 100,000 licenses to access more than 12,000 courses.

“ACC (Air Combat Command) is leading the way for our United States Air Force, and we are happy to carry this forward,” said Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege, ACC director of cyberspace and information dominance. “This is a foundation for our force as we move forward into the future.”

According to Lt. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman, deputy commander of ACC, he knows one size won’t fit all and that all Airmen learn at a different pace, in different ways and each individual's knowledge base varies.

Digital University offers something for everyone, covering subjects such as, leadership, public speaking, conflict management, game development, language learning, computer programing and more.

Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Ford, ACC support functional manager, has already completed a few Digital University courses in Photoshop, Excel Pivot Table and is currently working on her Project Management Professional, or PMP, Certification on the platform.

“I challenge anyone to find anything that they can’t do in Digital University. It’s for the novice, the intermediate and the expert,” Ford said.

Like Ford, Raduege also took Digital University for a test drive, completing courses in resiliency, 5G technologies, and Python programming, finding ways to grow his digital literacy.

Licenses for Pluralsight and Udacity, which offer nano-degrees, are planned to be added when the pilot program wraps up in June 2021.

Weggeman is encouraging all ACC Airmen to participate and discover what Digital University courses are best suited for their unique interests.

“We are asking you to take the lead in the pursuit to build the digital Air Force we need. Every Airmen, regardless of the AFSC, is vitally important to executing the Air Force mission and advancing digital literacy,” Weggeman said. There is hidden talent and untapped potential out there – our job is to seek it out and feed the digital hunger in our Airmen. Lead the way!”

Digital University can be accessed from any device once registered. To register and create an account, please visit http://digitalu.af.mil/.

Engage

Twitter
Registration for Hack-A-Sat 2, which enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativit… https://t.co/nxUKmkhiTA
Twitter
The Installation Resilience Operations Center prototype is a game-changing solution for enhancing base security, em… https://t.co/ATHhejDoQJ
Twitter
“It’s important that you will be able to lead through complex challenges,” @GenCQBrownJr said. “I really want to ch… https://t.co/UI86usPVtO
Twitter
VCSAF Gen David W. Allvin visited various @AFResearchLab facilities to see how the 711th Human Performance Wing is… https://t.co/F5tpk0Mabc
Twitter
Invisible Wounds: Signs and Symptoms The Invisible Wounds Initiative, an @AFW2 Support Program, leads in creating… https://t.co/4SeYhlQuua
Twitter
Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee were two of the first Chinese-American aviators to join the Women Airforce Service Pi… https://t.co/txl43oLLRs
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: Listen to SrA Francis Andrew, assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, tell his story as one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan.…
Twitter
#ICYMI Aircraft loaded with #COVID19 supplies left @Travis60AMW, California, bound for India. This shipment was jus… https://t.co/YdYFniZyok
Twitter
“While there are a lot of people who have done great things in the #AirForce, we wanted to recognize diversity and… https://t.co/bTH2aP5emk
Twitter
“It is a real honor, and I wish I could be there in person,”@GenCQBrownJr said during his acceptance speech. “I’d r… https://t.co/DH5Ou832K5
Twitter
RT @RealAFOSI: 1/ OSI's Guam based Detachment 602 recently spent time strengthening relationships throughout the Commonwealth of the North…
Twitter
RT @grandslamwing: Mobilizing to assist - anywhere, anytime. Members from #TeamAUAB aboard a C-17 from @TeamCharleston took off to assist t…
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@HiAirGuard Airmen deployed to California to participate in exercise Sentinel Response 2021 alongside @CalGuard Airmen a…
Twitter
.@GenCQBrownJr and @cmsaf_official discuss the best ways to help Airmen's talent to bloom. #Airmen #Questionshttps://t.co/GGDHJkiOOb
Twitter
Airmen at the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas, demonstrated an autonomous machine solution for an @AFWERX innovation init… https://t.co/5ZGnnOPfYi
Twitter
During a quarterly senior leader review, @KesselRunAF & @USAF_ACC leaders agreed the Air Operations Center Weapon S… https://t.co/FnXQYIiG86
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek starts today! This is a chance to acknowledge the civil servants who dedicate themselves t…
Twitter
#ICYMI - The Air Force Employee Assistance Program has expanded the available resources available to #AirForce civi… https://t.co/t1eC1eRPfb
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,346,576
Follow Us