The Digital Fluency Initiative merges the applications of technology in each academic discipline with the content knowledge and the liberal arts foundation that together form Franklin College’s distinctive academic experience. The initiative provides cutting-edge tools for our students across the curriculum, preparing them for the high-tech world they will encounter upon graduation.


Digital fluency is defined as “the ability to leverage technology to create new knowledge, new challenges, and new problems and to complement these with critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and social intelligence.”


(EDUCause Review “Digital Fluency: Preparing Students to Create Big, Bold Problems” March 12, 2018)

“Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that makes our hearts sing.”

Steve Jobs

Digital Competencies at Franklin College 

Franklin College will prepare its students for the digital workforce of the future. The skills will be learned in a variety of settings, both curricular and co-curricular, but each FC student will graduate with these five competencies at the core of their digital fluency experience.  

The CTI will serve as the hub for the college’s newly created digital fluency program. It will provide collaboration and workspace for students, faculty, and staff members to explore new technologies.

Our Goals


Increase the number and depth of digital fluency offerings within courses.

Co-Curricular and Student Life

Engage students in co-curricular digital fluency activities to increase workforce readiness skills.

Professional Development

Prepare Franklin College faculty to incorporate digital fluency competencies in their courses.

Employer Partnerships

Engage Indiana employers in partnerships with Franklin College to benefit students, faculty, and staff.

Opportunity — Why Digital Skills Matter

If you write digital on your résumé, your odds of getting a job are much higher than not having that word on your résumé.


of jobs that will be available in 2030 haven't been created


Liberal arts students with additional technical skills qualify for nearly twice as many job openings


of hiring managers say new hires need digital literacy skills

Preparing Digitally Fluent Students, Leaders, and Citizens.

Hear Faculty, Students, as well as the President discuss the applications and uses of being digitally fluent.

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