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

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2.1 On the road

Now that you’ve looked at some examples of digital footprints it’s time to take action. Before you do the activity, watch the video about improving your digital footprint.

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Video 2: Ten top tips to improve your digital footprint
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Activity 4 Developing your digital footprint

Timing: 20 minutes
  • Using the notes you made for the last activity, remind yourself of the steps Manuela, Michael and John have taken to reduce the negative impact of their digital footprint and to create a positive image, particularly for career purposes.
  • Note one or two things you want to achieve when you’re online, for example, keeping up with friends and family, developing your business, keeping up to date with your interest or study topic.
  • In your Digital plan, make a note of three things you can do to develop your footprint.

If you would like to, you could also go to the OU Library Facebook page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and provide a tip on how to improve your digital footprint.

It is worth thinking about who is shaping your digital footprint – is it you or your friends?

In the next section, you will explore what is meant by digital citizenship and how you can contribute positively online.