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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds NICK PATTERSON: This week, we explored digital literacy and how it relates to employability. We’ve examined different frameworks and capabilities associated with digital literacy, and identified that it means more than just the basic skills we need to operate digital technology. We’ve heard from employers about what digital literacy skills they’re looking for and what digital literacy capabilities you need to have. We also examined a case study that showed how different aspects of digital literacy may be integrated in the workplace. But what does all of this mean for you? Given how important digital literacy is in the workplace, being able to evidence your digital literacy is essential for your career progression.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds This is why next week, we’ll focus on how you can benchmark your digital literacy skills against international qualifications frameworks and Deakin’s professional practice credential criteria. Professional practice credentials are a new way of recognising the skills and knowledge you have gained not only through formal studies, but from other learning, work, and experience. The criteria that they’re based on will allow you to assess what level of digital literacy you are operating at. They’ll also help you to identify any gaps in your digital literacy and plan pathways for upskilling in these areas. By the end of next week, we want you to be able to showcase to the world how good your digital literacy skills really are.

What's on for next week?

When it comes to employability, it’s not enough to simply ‘be’ digitally literate; you also need to be able to demonstrate and evidence your capability. In this video Nick Patterson shares how we’ll help you to do this in next week’s activities.

Next week we’ll be looking at ways to benchmark your digital literacy skills against international qualifications frameworks and Deakin’s own Professional Practice criteria.

We’ll do this by drawing on a case study to explore how you can use these criteria to gather evidence of your digital literacy expertise and demonstrate your skills to the world.

We’ll also explain how you can use this evidence to apply for a Deakin Professional Practice credential, an internationally recognised credential to recognise the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through learning, work and life experience.

We’ll also let you how you can receive a discount on the cost of a digital literacy credential.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to find out more about how credentials work, drop us a line.

Your task

Watch the video from Nick to find out more about what’s on for next week.

In the comments, discuss which activities we have planned for next week that you’re most looking forward to.

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Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Digital Literacy

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