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Develop your digital literacy skills and improve your confidence
This practical four-week course from Deakin University, Australia is designed to help you develop digital skills and improve overall confidence online.
This will help you to better connect with people online, access services you need and be more comfortable living and working in our increasingly digital world.
Identify your digital literacy goals and learn how to stay safe online
The course will allow you to examine and collate your personal goals for improving digital literacy using a quiz, a discussion and a reflection, and will share your experiences with other people on a similar journey.
The course will outline specific digital techniques to help you overcome your fears and barriers in order to help you stay safe online.
Explore how to navigate the social media landscape
You’ll explore various online communities to see how they can add value and meaning in your life. This will include social media channels, so you’ll learn how to make your way through the social media landscape.
By completing this course, you’ll work out how the internet can make your life easier by supporting everyday tasks, and develop your digital skills so that you can confidently keep problem solving, exploring and learning online.
Learn from experts at Deakin University
Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll be guided by experts in education and digital literacy from Deakin University, a world leader in digital technology, research and innovation.
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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.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply digital literacy skills to navigate the internet safely
- Develop your digital literacy skills to be aware of the potential threats and scams online
- Collaborate with your peers to gain a deeper understanding of the online space
Who is the course for?
This course is primarily aimed at adult learners who are new to, or lack confidence in, using digital devices and the internet to fulfil personal goals such as accessing services, finding information or connecting with others.
It may also be suitable for community groups and services such as libraries looking to help assist their members to navigate in the digital world, as well as those learners that speak English as a second language.
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.
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