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Digital.Me: Managing your Digital Self

University of Derby via Canvas Network

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This course is an exploration of the meaning and application of digital literacy. It will help you to develop relevant skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the quality of your digital footprint, to harvest the “power of the web” to your advantage, and to increase your ability to use technology to improve your professional and personal life.

Throughout this course we will look at literacy from a learning and work, home and citizenship perspective and explore what it means in these circumstances. Being digitally savvy is not always the same as being digitally literate and literacy is now a critical part of being successful in all these areas as technology and all it offers comes to bear on every aspect of our lives.

The course will build as a narrative through six modules, each one using what has been taken from the previous modules. Each will be badged separately and an E-Certificate for successful completion to a standard will be awarded. If you are looking to create a positive digital reputation or improve your existing one through a new job or higher education, then this course is for you.

The course is presented by University of Derby Online Learning, which is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby. Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, the University learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery and in 2011, based on the increasing success of their distance learning courses, the University launched the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

Today, their online distance learning degrees continue to match the high academic standards you would expect in any British university. They also continue to exploit the latest research into online study to refine course delivery and increase the success of online distance learning students. UDOL’s vocational online distance learning courses are particularly suited to busy, working professionals. Many of the courses are accredited by a professional body, so you can be sure that course content is relevant, and your qualification will be recognised and valued by your industry. Furthermore all our free online courses undergo a thorough quality validation process allowing us to offer you a taste of higher education online.

With all the above in mind you can expect to receive an outstanding higher education experience by simply completing this six weeks free course.


Week 1: Collaborative living
Week 2: New meanings of the idea of a class
Week 3: Encouraging diverse thinking and proactive learning
Week 4: Life management and online communities
Week 5: Maturity in managing technology
Week 6: Fostering a positive digital reputation

Taught by

Geoff Rebbeck


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  • Anonymous
    This course highlights various elements of our Digital Self that we often overlook. As an educator, I found this course useful as it formed my basis to spark debates and discussion with my very own students in class. Teenagers often ramble away on social media without thinking of the consequences of their actions in the long run. Therefore, this course highlights the importance of having a professional presence on the net and suggests ways to become a critical person.
  • Anonymous
    It is our present and above all our future. Managing our digital life is managing ourselves. Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about it.

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