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

Glossary

Acknowledgement
When you credit someone else’s work by stating their name, the title of the piece of work, the date of its publication and its source.
Antivirus software
Software designed to protect computing devices from virus attacks.
Bibliography
A list of other people’s work that may have influenced your own work, perhaps an essay as a student, but which you haven’t directly quoted from or provided a summary of. The list provides the title of each piece of work, the date of their publication, source and author’s name.
Cloud storage
A public or semi-public space online where data can be stored and accessed from anywhere.
Copyright
The legal provision which protects the rightful creator of an original work or concept from plagiarism and intellectual theft by others.
Copyright holder
The person or organisation who usually created the piece of work and has the right to control its reuse or reproduction.
Copyright user
Someone who uses someone else’s work.
Creative Commons
An organisation whose philosophy and work are focused on promoting a variety of copyright licences which allow creators to grant more generous and flexible levels of usage of their work by others.
Credit
When using someone else’s work and you make it clear that it is not your own work.
Cybercrime
Criminal activities carried out computers and a network like the internet. This includes computer-related crime, such as hacking, and traditional crimes conducted through the internet, for example, hate crimes or identity theft.
Digital well-being
Ensuring that digital technologies do not impact negatively on safety, relationships or mental and physical health.
Dropbox
A personal cloud storage service often used for file sharing and collaboration.
Fair dealing
Also knowing as fair use. Using someone else's copyright material without acquiring permission from the rights holders, under one of the following exempt conditions: criticism, news reporting, personal research or educational purposes, parody. The term ‘fair use’ is more used in the US, and ‘fair dealing’ in the UK.
Firewall
A system designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a private network such as your computer.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This is an EU policy which sets rules for businesses and individuals who collect and process information so as to protect privacy and personal data.
Hacking
When someone gains unauthorised access to data in a system or computer.
Malware
Software that is specifically designed to disrupt or damage a computer system.
Plagiarism
Copying or using someone else’s material without crediting them.
Reference list
A list of other people’s work that you have quoted from or referred to in a summary, perhaps in an essay as a student. The list provides the title of each piece of work, the date of their publication, source and author’s name.
Remix
Take existing online material and rework it for your own purposes.
Rightsholder
The person or organisation who own the legal rights of a piece of work.
Synchronise
or sync – link all your computers and mobile devices together so that you can easily access your information from anywhere.
Social media
the blanket term for online sites and applications which allow a large number of users to interact and share information digitally, for example social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter or media sharing sites such as YouTube.
Two-factor authentication
describes gaining access to an online account using two pieces of information such as a password and a code sent to your mobile phone for example.
Virus
A computer programme that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect such as corrupting the system of destroying data.
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