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

Week 8: Continuing your digital journey

Introduction

Welcome to Week 8, the final week of Succeeding in a digital world. You are almost at the end of the course and your badge is within reach!

Last week you considered what advice you would give Manuela, Michael and John as they move forward. This week is all about reviewing your own Digital plan, identifying the key things you have learned, and putting in place some practical steps to take over the next few months.

You will also have the opportunity to think about what you will do next in terms of learning opportunities, with a view to continuing your journey as a learner in a digital world.

Watch Wendy and Katharine as they introduce the final week of study.

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WENDY
Hello and welcome to Week 8: Continuing your digital journey. The end is in sight. This week, you’ll do a final quiz. And if successful, you’ll get a digital badge.
KATHARINE
Last week you advised Manuela, Michael and John on what they should do to move forward with their goals. This week it’s your turn.
WENDY
You’ll get the chance to reflect on where you were at the start of this course, where you are now and where you’d like to be in the future.
KATHARINE
You might be hoping to develop your career or maybe do a bit more studying. Whatever you decide to do, your digital skills will be very useful.
WENDY
OK, Katharine, so if you had one top tip to deliver about succeeding in a digital world, what would it be?
KATHARINE
I would say just don’t be afraid to have a go. There’s loads of great stuff out there. You just need to remember to keep asking those questions and thinking critically.
How about you, Wendy? What would be your top tip?
WENDY
Mine would be to enjoy exploring the technology. Don’t let it become a chore. And only really explore the stuff that you think you’ll find useful. You’ll get the chance to think about your top tip later this week.
KATHARINE
In the meantime, we hope you’ve enjoyed the course. And we wish you all the very best for your digital future.
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By the end of this week, you should have:

  • reflected on your journey over the eight weeks of this course
  • identified, as part of a personal development plan (your Digital plan), some steps for moving forward.

This relates to all categories in the Open University digital skills framework and ‘Digital learning and development’ in the Jisc digital capabilities framework that you came across in Week 2.

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