About 5 Days of Digital Literacy

5 Days of Digital Literacy is an online course based around the Digital Literacy Framework.

During the first week of the month for five months we will be exploring one of the areas of the Digital Literacy Framework.

The five areas are:

  1. Finding, using and managing information (October 2016)
    • Information search
    • Information management
    • Information authenticity
  2. Working in the digital age (November 2016)
    • Communication
    • Messaging others
    • Collaboration
    • Networking
    • Digital persona
  3. Creating digital content (December 2016)
    • Artefact creation
    • Intellectual property
    • Data protection
  4. Digital responsibilities (February 2017)
    • Device security
    • Sustainability
    • Health and wellbeing
  5. Problem solving in the digital world (March 2017)
    • Troubleshooting
    • Creativity
    • Self-sufficiency

Each topic will be explored over five days. You will qualify for a digital badge for each of the topic areas if you complete all the daily activities. Digital badges can be added to your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate knowledge.

The proposed sessions are:

Week 1 (October 2016)

Day 1 – Google – Advanced Search
Day 2 – Feedly – create your own newspaper!
Day 3 – Blogs
Day 4 – Google Scholar
Day 5 – Accessible Documents

Week 2 (November 2016)

Day 1 – Working in the digital age (quiz with scenarios)
Day 2 – Skype for Business
Day 3 – Google Drive
Day 4 – LinkedIn
Day 5 – Your digital identity

Week 3 (December 2016)

Day 1 – Open Educational Resources
Day 2 – How to search for a Creative Commons image
Day 3 – Classroom recording and data protection
Day 4 – Using mobile phones for Podcasts via MyPlayer
Day 5 – University copyright policy and VLE

Week 4 (February 2017)

Day 1 – What are digital responsibilities?
Day 2 – Mobile crime stats
Day 3 – Mobile phone security
Day 4 – Electricity consumption
Day 5 – 5 ways to stay healthy online

Week 5 (March 2017)

Day 1 – Which ARU resources do you use?
Day 2 – Incorporating Twitter into a Module – Comm4comms
Day 3 – What do you do if a technology isn’t working?
Day 4 – Reddit.com
Day 5 – Lynda.com

NB: These are proposed sessions and may be altered at any time.