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Online course

Digital Discovery 1: Build Your Confidence Online

Build your online confidence by developing a growth mindset, overcoming barriers and learning techniques for staying safe online.

Digital Discovery 1: Build Your Confidence Online

Improve your confidence and make the most of the internet.

In Week 1 we explore your mindset towards learning new digital skills and discover strategies for overcoming fears and barriers. In Week 2 we explore techniques for protecting yourself and staying safe online.

What topics will you cover?

  • Where you are on your digital journey
  • Your personal goals for improving digital literacy
  • Strategies for increasing digital confidence
  • Techniques to overcome fears and barriers
  • Techniques for staying safe online

When would you like to start?

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to act as a launch pad for novice digital users to build their online capability and versatility.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in this course, you’ll need a computer and/or smart device (smart phone or tablet) and internet access.

Who will you learn with?

Nicholas Patterson

Dr Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an academic professional and Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology and Criminology who has been involved in cyber-security research projects and teaching.

Marcus O'Donnell

Associate Professor & Director Digital Learning at Deakin. He has worked in the media & health industries, & his research includes digital learning, contemplative pedagogies, & student resilience.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

Australia Post helps people, communities and businesses connect physically and digitally. Our aim is to help everyone build the skills and confidence to participate and connect in the digital world.

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What's included?

Deakin University are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
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