Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Starting university or any Higher Education programme is a big deal. I’m just worried about the transition. It’s going to be a really big change. You may think about living amongst strangers in a new environment with challenging expectations about what you will achieve. What you may not realise is how much your adjustment to this exciting new world will depend on your digital skills. I remember being handed my first assignment at university and not knowing where to begin. I never had to research academic articles before, and therefore I didn’t know how to start. All it takes is one mistake to not having something saved or deleted or not being able to have access to one of your assignments. Hi.
Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds I’m Sarah Sherman, the Director of the Bloomsbury Learning Exchange. Hi. I’m Nancy Weitz, the Lead Educator on the “DSASHE” course the Digital Skills Awareness course for Starting Higher Education This course outlines the key digital skills you will need for your studies. It won’t teach you those digital skills. It’s about avoiding surprises that make you think… “No one told me I needed to know that!” Get ready to use your computer a lot more at “uni”.
Skip to 1 minute and 9 seconds Virtually everything will be online: Assignments, class materials, readings, you name it.
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds Over three weeks, we’ll be learning about: online learning environments, where you’ll access your learning To be able to access my lectures and the media, and the PowerPoint presentations for the lectures. So my worry is that they’ll set me tasks on a platform that I’ve not seen before, and I won’t know how to use it. We are just more reliant on technology and having access to a computer and a video camera. and fundamental technologies that support your studies what are the best ways to make concise notes electronically? I don’t know whether there are any subject-specific or quite niche programmes that I need to use to help with my degree. Make sure to brush up on your I.T. skills.
Skip to 2 minutes and 0 seconds and issues around safety and wellbeing in digital environments You get assigned a lot of things, and it’s going to be overwhelming. Even if you’re a digital native, it’s important to make sure you’re up to speed on the specific skills you’ll need for the next stage of your education – and beyond. I think it would be very useful if I’d known more or less what it’s all about before coming to university, because otherwise it’s very overwhelming. So, join us on the DSASHE course. We look forward to seeing you.