Digital Skills Awareness Course
The Digital Skills Awareness course is designed for institutions to roll out to incoming students before they start university as an introduction to the types of digital skills they will need to complete their studies. This course does not teach the digital skills -- it is for avoiding surprises and gives students an awareness of the valuable skills they have and the ones they need to acquire or improve.
Each unit focuses on a particular topic:
- General Technologies (working with files, Office applications, browsers, search engines)
- Learning Technologies (online learning environments, forums, assignments/assessments, video)
- Access, Sharing and Safety (accounts/access, safety, social media/sharing)
- Getting Organised (note-taking, referencing, digital wellbeing)
The course is being developed as a template course for Higher Education institutions to adopt, instal and adapt for their own needs. It will be available for Summer/Autumn 2019 under a Creative Commons licence. For more information, please contact Sarah through the Contact Form.
- March 2019: We presented at the RIDE Conference, where several institutions requested access to the course as soon as it's live. You can watch the recording here.
- November 2018: Watch a pecha kucha (short, timed presentation) about the course delivered at the Jisc Digital Capability Community of Practice event.
- September 2018: Read a recent blog post about the course here including a filmed presentation.
Designed and developed by:
Sarah Sherman, Manager, Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE), and Nancy Weitz, Digital learning specialist, Architela (BLE contractor) with the advice and guidance of the BLE Advisory Board and a working group of BLE members.