Week 3 – Digital identity: looking after your digital footprint

This week we will explore the importance of digital identities and footprints and the practices and attitudes related to it.

On May 16th, 2017 at 2pm (UK Time) we will host an online interactive session via Youtube. Direct link is available here.

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Week 2 – Making connections: participating online

This week we will explore the importance of digital literacies and the practices and attitudes related to it.

On May 9th,  2017 at 11am (UK Time) we will host an online interactive session via Youtube. Direct link is available here.

Sue Beckingham talks about Social Media and Employability

 

Questions:

How important do you think it is to make connections online? what impact do they have on individuals’ employment/employability?

In which ways do you connect online? What platforms/ networks do you use and why?

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Digital Literacies – UptakeICT MOOC

This session is scheduled for the May 2nd, 2017 at 2pm UK time

Direct link to the Youtube stream can be found here.

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Week 1 – Digital Literacies

This week we will explore the importance of digital literacies and the practices and attitudes related to it.

On the 2nd of May 2017 at 2pm (UK Time) we will host an online interactive session via Youtube. Direct link is available here.

Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities. (JISC, 2014)

Different understandings of digital literacies co-exist (see for example, JISC, Future Lab’s Digital Literacies Across the Curriculum,  or Canada’s Centre for Digital and media Literacy).  An emphasis is placed on digital practices and attitudes towards communicating, collaborating and creating content online. The web as a space of interaction thus becomes a social environment with its own (hidden) rules, norms and traditions which we hope to explore this week via an online, interactive session and discussions both here and on Twitter #UPTakeICT.

Discussion:

Following on from our video discussion, which type of digital literacies do you think you already have? And which ones do you think you need to develop?

How important do you think digital literacies are for employability?

Use the comment box below to share your ideas/experiences/questions.

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