The Digital Innovation Leadership Program (DILP) is a two-year grant provided through the University of Illinois Office of the Provost and Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative. DILP’s goal is to support digital literacy education and programming throughout the state of Illinois.
DILP is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together a diverse array of individuals from higher education and community development. This network allows DILP to leverage resources and expertise to run programs to foster and understand digital literacy and build key community capacities by:
- Providing resources for programs through partnerships with Extension, 4-H, and other community organizations
- Educating educators about digital literacy programming and activities
- Raising awareness with public officials about what DILP does and our digital literacy efforts
- Bringing together Illinois faculty, staff, and students to apply research to practice, from across campus units including School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Informatics Institute, C-U Community Fab Lab, College of Engineering, College of Business, College of Media, College of Fine and Applied Arts, and School of Labor and Employment Relations
Awarded in September 2014, DILP is one of six collaborative projects awarded to help further Extension’s mission and outreach throughout Illinois.