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Gweithio hybrid: sgiliau ar gyfer trawsnewid digidol free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Gweithio hybrid: sgiliau ar gyfer trawsnewid digidol

Mae dyfodol y gweithle'n parhau i ddatblygu, ac mae trawsnewid digidol yn cyflymu, gan ofyn am alluoedd, ymddygiadau a dealltwriaeth newydd yn y maes digidol. Mae'r rhaniad digidol wedi bod yn ehangu ac mae data'n dangos bod y bwlch sgiliau yn y DU yn tyfu gyda phrinder pobl â sgiliau digidol. Mae gan bron bob swydd ryw elfen o sgiliau digidol...

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11 hrs
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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

The future of the workplace is continuing to evolve, and digital transformation is accelerating, requiring new digital capabilities, behaviours and understanding. There has been a widening of the digital divide and data shows that in the UK the skills gap is growing with a shortage of people with digital skills. ​ Nearly all jobs have some ...

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11 hrs
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Hybrid working: digital communication and collaboration free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Hybrid working: digital communication and collaboration

Communication and digital collaboration skills are now essential for new ways of working and thriving in a digital world. As more organisations move to permanent hybrid working, being able to connect with others, manage your digital persona and use the digital tools and understand expectations is becoming more important.

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12 hrs
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Education & Development

Take your teaching online

In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online. You will hear about the experiences of real educators, be introduced to cutting edge research, and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online. You will also learn useful methods that will ...

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24 hrs
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An introduction to computers and computer systems free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to computers and computer systems

This free course, An introduction to computers and computer systems, challenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras, as well as examining the work of art that, at heart, is a computer. You will also explore how computers are connected together to achieve even more than when working alone.

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16 hrs
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Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST) free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST)

This free course, Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST), will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs
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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

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 ...

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24 hrs
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Digital & Computing

Introducing computing and IT

This free course, Introducing computing and IT, provides a general overview of how digital technologies have come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance on how to prepare for this digital life. It raises awareness of the importance of data security and online safety. It also provides an explanation of the ...

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10 hrs
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Digital thinking tools for better decision making free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Digital thinking tools for better decision making

Ever since the very beginning of humanity, tools have played a pivotal role in who we are and what we do. Tools for recording, processing and communicating information have a time-honoured history – from the clay tokens used in Mesopotamia to mechanical calculating machines. The invention of the digital computer has boosted the scale, speed and ...

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24 hrs
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Learning from major cyber security incidents free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Learning from major cyber security incidents

As a society, we are now almost always connected to the internet and rely on it for many different day-to-day activities. However, this dependency on the internet can make us vulnerable to attacks.

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8 hrs
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Learn to code for data analysis free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Learn to code for data analysis

This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Internet of everything

The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we develop processes to harness the vast amounts of information being generated by all these connected people and things. The goal of this free course is to introduce you to fundamental concepts and ...

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15 hrs