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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation
Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

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3 Everyday digital skills

Think about the digital skills you use in everyday life from when you get up to when you go to bed, outside of your work environment and the support you have there for using the required technology.

The chances are you figured out how to use a piece of technology or software yourself, or asked a partner/friend/child to tell you how to do something. Thinking about your digital life, what do you actively engage with digitally because it provides a benefit to you?

Activity 8 What activities in your digital life rely on technology?

Timing: 10 minutes

Draw a mind map of your digital life: put technology in the middle, then surround it with examples of the ways you use technology in everyday life. For example, ordering shopping online, using the sat nav in your car or setting up a new smartphone. What digital skills do you need to use in relation to these activities? List your ideas in the box below.

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Answer

The image below shows just some of the areas of daily life where technology is used. As you can see, it impacts almost every aspect of our lives.

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Figure 2 Some of the ways in which technology is used

Activity 9 Understanding skills for the workplace

Timing: 10 minutes

Look at the articles below and think about how you use these technologies and the digital skills you have in relation to them. As you do so, consider your approach to online safety and security, and personal digital wellbeing.

  • Which of these skills are ones you also use in the workplace?

  • Why do you use them?

  • How does this differ in the workplace and your personal life?

List your answers in the box below.

This course covers online safety and security, and personal digital wellbeing later, but it is useful to start to think about this as you work through each section.

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