Open Learn IT
Digital Skills: Succeeding in a digital world
This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload. The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout, whether consuming or creating information. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to real-life scenarios, using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- understand and be confident in your online identity
- choose and use the appropriate online tool for the task in hand
- use technology confidently and critically to achieve your study, work and life goals
- reflect proactively on your level of digital confidence, and identify steps for further development.