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

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6 Summary

This week you have focused on your information landscape and how to navigate it. You have been introduced to:

  • some ways of finding information quickly
  • some approaches to dealing with information overload
  • criteria for judging who and what can be trusted
  • some useful starting points when searching for information.

You have learned how to:

  • search effectively
  • filter, scan and skim to get to the information you want more quickly
  • ask the right questions of online sources.

You have had the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice using real-life scenarios and stories that have appeared in the media.

The key point from this week is the importance of thinking critically about sources of information, whether online or not. The relevance of all this to the workplace has been highlighted throughout.

Week 6 will continue with the theme of how to make technology work for you rather than you for it. As part of this you will have the opportunity to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate online tools and apps.

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