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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.

1,275 enrolled on this course

Digital Discovery 1: Build Your Confidence Online
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • Digital upgrade

    Free

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

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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?

Dr Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an Associate Director of Future Technologies at RMIT and an Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology.

Director, Cloud Learning Futures 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

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Australia Post

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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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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