Digital.Me: Managing your Digital Self is packed full with interesting topics to discover as well as activities to participate in. We will be using up-to-the-moment examples when exploring each topic to keep a contemporary fresh feel.
This Massive Open Online Course is open to anyone who wants to explore how the web impacts on their working and private lives and, through exploring these insights together, foster a better "digital identity" that can lead to improved employability prospects, better study skills , new knowledge and contacts and increased value and enjoyment from life on the web.
It is designed to offer more than just watching academic videos; you will also engage in forum discussions, group activities and other stimulating tasks. The Course will examine 6 key themes that constitute what is meant by Jisc’s definition of ‘Digital Literacy’.
(Digital literacies are ‘those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society’. ref: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/developing-digital-literacies)
Each and every one of us has a personal connection to the web and we have a unique presence that remains there, visible to many. This MOOC will ask you to consider your relationship with the web rather than learn about the mechanisms for joining it. As part of the course, learners will be encouraged to acquire the practice of self-validation rather than formal assessment. We will help you learn this approach.
How to enrol?
Once this course opens for enrollment, you can enrol by clicking on the 'ENROL NOW' button. Please register your interest below to receive an update on the course dates once they become available.
The course is free and widely available for anyone to take part in regardless of age, location or education status.
However, there are some basic requirements. You will need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic devices, as well as a valid email address to register with our online learning environment.
You will need to agree to the terms and conditions before you start the course which be available when you enrol.
This massive open online course is equivalent to level 3-4 on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), however, it does not hold any credits and can not be used as a top up for your University credits.
Throughout the learning process you will be awarded a Mozilla open badge for completing each Unit, these are internationally recognised by many employers and educational institutions and will allow you to display your study achievements, even if you only wish to complete a specific unit.
Upon completion of the course, you will be issued an E-Certificate featuring all earned badges and stating that you have completed the full course, so that you can add it to your CV or education portfolio.
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