5. Digital Literacy

The Digitally Ready project is funded by JISC to:

  • Build on and communicate existing good practice
  • Develop case studies to illustrate the benefits and efficiency gains of an enhanced teaching and learning experience
  • Enhance skills by developing self-diagnosis tools to promote personal life-long learning around digital literacies
  • Enable the University to respond to rapid and on-going changes in technology and thereby meet the expectations of students and staff

To be able to make the most of your Digital Identity, you need to have a good Digital Literacy skills, and if you plan to use social media or other collaborative tools – including email – you should have a good awareness of the impacts you can have on your Digital Identity and that of those with whom you work or interact.

The nature of online technologies, particularly, is rapidly changing, with new tools and services becoming available and older ones going out of service.  It is impractical to try to provide training, or even detailed information, on all the services out there.  What we can do, though, is help people find ways of learning about systems, and how they can make good use of them – empowering you to find the best tools, and the best ways to use them, in your own context.

You can boost your employability by being able to articulate how you identify skills gaps, how you identify software you can use to improve the way you work, that you are self motivated, and how you improve your own learning and that of others.


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