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Learn about Current Digital Workplace Trends

Understand how digital technology influences our lives and the way we work, with the IOC and the University of Leeds.

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Learn about Current Digital Workplace Trends

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  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Explore the changing face of technology in the workplace

The current digital workplace is fast-moving and presents an ever-changing job market.

On this two-week course, you’ll discover why digital skills are so important, and the type of job roles that lean heavily on this knowledge.

Guided by industry experts, you’ll learn how to keep on top of digital trends to help you thrive in the workplace.

Future-proof your career with essential digital skills

You’ll examine some of the big myths surrounding the future of work, and demystify the role of ‘tech’ in the workplace.

Using up-to-date case studies and videos from people who have recently started working, you’ll discover first-hand how the digital workplace affects you as a worker.

You’ll learn about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the importance of digital skills in today’s job market before reflecting on the transferable skills you’ll need to secure the future of your career.

You’ll then apply what you have learned to create a guide for your next professional steps.

Understand how digital technologies are changing the way we work and live

The influence of digital technology in our lives is vast and this course will help you identify the ways you can use technology to work smarter.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence and tools to progress your career in the digital workplace.

Whether you’re just entering the world of work, or you’re forging a new career path in the fast-moving digital space, this course is a practical guide to using technology effectively.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Tuyen Do: Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, machine learning, the cloud. You’ve probably heard of these technologies, but do you know what they are? This course will help you find out. Learn about Current Digital Workplace Trends is one of three courses exploring thriving in the digital workplace. You’ll discover how digital technologies are influencing the world we live and work in. And why digital skills are needed in the workplace. From demystifying some of the big myths about the future of work, to exploring how you can use technology to work smarter, this course is a practical guide to using technology effectively in your career. You’ll hear the experiences of people like yourself, who are new or returning to the world of work.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds And learn from professionals with many years experience. And throughout the course, you’ll be able to apply what have learned to create a guide for your next steps. This course is part of our portfolio of professional and digital skills courses from the University of Leeds, in association with the Institute of Coding. Covering topics from coding to social media marketing. All available free to help you build your career today. Whether you’re new to the world of work or forging a new career for yourself, we look forward to sharing your journey in the fast-moving digital space.

What topics will you cover?

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • How technology affects us
  • The world of data
  • Artificial intelligence vs. human intelligence
  • Digital skills
  • Transferable skills

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

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...

  • Identify the technologies and aspects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Discuss how technology is changing the world around us.
  • Debate the growing importance of data.
  • Explore the impact of automation in the workplace.
  • Investigate the digital skills predicted for a future workforce.
  • Reflect on the transferable skills predicted to be future proof.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have some digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology.

You may be new to the workplace, returning to employment or already working and want to understand how practices have evolved in order to futureproof your career.

If you’d like to develop your understanding further, you may also be interested in these courses. They’re from the same provider and share similar subject matter and overall learning outcomes:

Who will you learn with?

Sophie has worked with digital media for over 30 years both as an artist, producer and educator. She now works remotely from her home beside the sea.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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