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

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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

4 Reflection

It is worth bearing in mind that everyone’s digital journey is different. Just as your personal identity may change over time as you have different experiences and learn new things, the same is true of your digital identity. Learning new skills may encourage you to become active online in new ways, shape your digital identity and enable you to move forward in your digital journey.

Also, as you have seen, it’s not just about ‘digital me’, it’s about ‘digital us’. What we each do online has an impact on other people. Even if you found that your digital footprint has room for improvement, be reassured that, over time, you can take control of your life online and develop the digital profile you would like.

At the beginning of this week you thought about sources of inspiration for your digital journey. Have these changed at all as you have gone along? If the answer is yes, make a note in your Digital plan of any actions you want to take as a result.

During the week you have been making notes in your Digital plan of how you want to develop your digital footprint. Now is a good time to review your plan and prioritise what you will do first. Putting these steps into practice will help to ensure that your digital journey is enjoyable and goes in the direction you would like.


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