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

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10 Summary

Congratulations! You have completed Succeeding in a digital world.

As you have progressed through the course, you have had the opportunity to explore different aspects of digital life and develop your skills and confidence. It may be that you feel pretty familiar with some areas by now. You have also followed the digital journeys of Manuela, Michael and John, and learned from their experience.

In Week 8, you have reflected on what you have learned throughout the course and what your next steps might be. You have reviewed:

  • your digital skills as a whole and what your priorities are for development
  • what your next steps might be in developing your digital profile (you looked at how John is using LinkedIn for career purposes)
  • how freely available material (licensed under Creative Commons) can help you enhance material you produce in a variety of situations
  • the questions to ask when evaluating online sources (including creating your own mnemonic) and how you can make that part of your approach
  • your use of apps to help you be more organised or do things differently, perhaps enabling you to link better between different areas of life such as home and work.

All the skills you have been introduced to in this course are relevant not only to everyday home and work life, but also to study. By engaging with life online, you are laying strong foundations for any courses you may do in future, whether freely available, like this one, or formal study, such as online distance learning with the Open University.

Throughout the course you have been building your Digital plan. This document is for you to take with you and keep adding to in future. You may also want to share it with other people. Although the course is at an end, your digital journey will continue.

If you’ve gained your badge you’ll receive an email to notify you. You can view and manage your badges in My OpenLearn [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] within 24 hours of completing all the criteria to gain a badge.

Wishing you all the very best for the future and every success in your digital life!

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