Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsWelcome to our course on Digital wellbeing. I’m Heidi Fraser-Krauss, and I’ll be catching up with you each week to summarise what topics we will be covering and to recap on previous learning outcomes. I’m Director of Information Services at the University of York, which means I am responsible for the strategic

Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsdirection and operational oversight of: IT Services, Library Services and the Borthwick Institute for Archives at York. It’s my job to ensure that we keep pace with technological changes and new demands, overseeing information services policy and developing our Library, IT and Archives strategy We’re looking forward to introducing you, over the next three weeks, to insights from the research on digital society; exploring issues around the data self, engagement with online communities and how this can have an impact on our safety and wellbeing. We will identify examples of digital technologies being used to improve health, and enable accessibility and inclusivity. As we progress through the course we will hear from academics from various disciplines, as well as library and IT professionals.

Skip to 1 minute and 12 secondsYou will consider a variety of information sources: cases studies, reports, opinions and research. We’ll explore topical issues through the lens of digital wellbeing, and you’ll have the opportunity to generate input through activities and discussion boards, contributing to the conversation about wellbeing in the digital society. We look forward to learning with you over the next few weeks, and we hope that you enjoy the course.

Welcome to the course

Welcome to our course on Digital Wellbeing.

Over the next three weeks we will be exploring the concept of digital wellbeing. Through engagement with frameworks, real world case studies and research from York and elsewhere, we will seek to gain a greater understanding of this complex topic. We will consider topics from popular culture through an academic lens to identify how new and existing technologies are having an impact on wellbeing and society. We will present thought-provoking questions and discussion for you to consider with the course team and your fellow learners. You’ll also have the opportunity to generate input through activities and discussion boards to engage with other learners and facilitate social learning.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Engage with current areas of research on digital identity and wellbeing;

  • Discuss the various facets of digital wellbeing and the associated implications on both a personal and social level;

  • Identify some of the benefits and risks of engaging in particular online activities with regards to personal wellbeing;

  • Reflect on personal digital practices and the impact they have on digital identity and wellbeing;

  • Collaborate in a safe and responsible way in online communities, considering impact on others.

Alice Bennett, Siobhan Dunlop, Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Susan Halfpenny and Stephanie Jesper will be your guides through this course. As you progress through the following steps you will hear from them, and a range of other contributors as they explore the various facets of this topic based on their practices and research.

We look forward to learning with you over the next few weeks, and hope that you enjoy the course.

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Digital Wellbeing

University of York