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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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1 Digital me: starting your digital journey

Digital identity has become a very important part of twenty-first-century life. It’s about how you present yourself online to ensure you make the impression you want. Even if you don’t feel you want to spend a lot of time online, it’s still useful to think about what others can see of you. Your digital identity is not something completely detached from the rest of life. It can be a way of expressing who you are in a meaningful and engaging way, to people and communities you want to connect with.

Watch these short videos for some insight into digital identity, and the important role that technology can play in life (make sure you open the links in a new tab or window).

What is a digital identity? [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

Maria's digital journey

Think about your own feelings about technology and your digital identity. What motivates you to get online and be active there?

You will come back to the inspiration for your digital journey later in the course. For now, start by considering your digital footprint.