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World Computer Literacy Day

Make your mark on World Computer Literacy Day - brush up on your computer skills, learn something new, and help others become tech-savvy!
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December 2
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate World Computer Literacy Day on December 2! This day was founded in 2001 by the International Information Technology Educators and Trainers Association to raise awareness about computer literacy and its importance. With technology playing an increasingly important role in our everyday lives, having basic knowledge of computers is essential for success. Celebrate this day by learning something new or helping someone else with their own computer skills.

History of World Computer Literacy Day

World Computer Literacy Day Dates

World Computer Literacy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Digital Computer</div><div class='timeline-text'>ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, was completed at the University of Pennsylvania.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Computer Science Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stanford University starts teaching Computer Science, effectively bringing computational knowledge into academic focus.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Personal Computers</div><div class='timeline-text'>The MITS Altair 8800 is released, considered by many as the first personal computer, making computers accessible to a broad public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Internet Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the launch of Windows 95, Microsoft massively popularizes the Internet, increasing the need for computer literacy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Computer Literacy Day Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Information Technology Educators and Trainers Association founded World Computer Literacy Day to emphasize the importance of computer skills.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Digital Divide</div><div class='timeline-text'>Highlighted by the global pandemic, the digital divide emphasizes the urgency of achieving universal computer literacy for education and work.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Computer Literacy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore a new computer language</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to learn a new computer language or coding system. There are many resources available online to help you get started!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Teach a friend how to use a computer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your computer literacy skills by teaching a friend how to use a computer. Show them the basics, such as how to open files, browse the internet, and write an email.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend an online computer course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for an online course to expand your knowledge of computers and technology. Consider taking an introductory course on coding or web development.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a computer literacy workshop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends or members of your local community together and organize a workshop on basic computer literacy. You can talk about topics like email, word processing, internet safety, and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a senior center</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Offer your time at a local senior center and help spread computer literacy among the elderly. Guide them through basic tasks like setting up an email account or using Skype to talk with family.</p></div></div>

Why World Computer Literacy Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Computer literacy helps promote economic growth</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having a population that is computer literate helps to reduce the digital divide between communities and promotes economic growth. People with the skills to access, assess, create and communicate information by using computers increase their employability and can help drive business innovation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Computer literacy increases access to information</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having computer literacy skills gives people access to information that may have been previously inaccessible. This includes the ability to search for information quickly and accurately on the internet as well as understanding basic programming concepts. This can be especially helpful for students or those trying to further their education.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Computer literacy fosters creativity and collaboration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With a greater understanding of computers, people are better equipped to develop creative ideas and realize them through technology. Moreover, computer literacy provides the necessary skills to collaborate with others in various fields such as engineering, science, medicine and more, allowing teams to work together more efficiently.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for World Computer Literacy Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Computer Weighed 30 Tons</h3><p class='facts-content'>ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), one of the earliest electronic digital computers, was invented during World War II and weighed around 30 tons.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>80% of Emails Sent are Spam</h3><p class='facts-content'>It's estimated that about 80% of all the email messages sent daily are spam, thereby underlining the importance of digital literacy and online safety knowledge.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The WWW and the Internet are Different Things</h3><p class='facts-content'>The World Wide Web was created in 1989 and is a way to access information over the internet, which is the physical network of networks that make up the web.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cybercrime Damage Costs are Projected to Hit $6 Trillion Annually by 2021</h3><p class='facts-content'>With the enhanced digital connectivity comes the risk of cybercrime. Education about online habits and security protocols is more crucial than ever.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 3.5 Billion Google Searches are Made Every Day</h3><p class='facts-content'>The power of search has transformed our access to knowledge and information. Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day, underpinning the importance of search literacy as a key aspect of computer literacy.</p></div></div>

World Computer Literacy Day FAQs

When is World Computer Literacy Day?

World Computer Literacy Day is celebrated on December 2 every year. In 2024, World Computer Literacy Day will occur on a Monday.

World Computer Literacy Day Dates

Year
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Day

2023

Dec 2

Saturday

2024

Dec 2

Monday

2025

Dec 2

Tuesday

2026

Dec 2

Wednesday

2027

Dec 2

Thursday

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