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This course will introduce you to new tools and best practice to help you to manage your time, maintain your wellbeing and get ahead in your field.
Can you spot phishing emails, fake news and deep fake videos? Do you know how to use your phone to monitor your screen time and have you tried apps to reduce online distractions? Do you know what others can find out about you online? Can you explain your digital skills to employers?
The course is organised into eight units. Follow the links below to explore them individually or go to the course homepage (opens in new tab).
Learn the basics of internet security or refresh your knowledge. Secure your desktop and mobile device, browser the web safely and protect yourself from phishing and scams with a strong password.
Digital wellbeing involves reflecting about the impacts (both positive and negative) that technologies have on our lives, and working out how you can take control.
These days, your employability and progress in your career may be partially dependent on having a professional online presence. Pick up some tips to manage your profiles and your online image.
Online tools can help you with time management, even while the internet offers endless tempting distractions. Find out how you can make the best use of available tools and stay on track.
There are lots of tools available to help you with your assignment research. Learn how to make the best use of search engines and databases, and evaluate the information you find there.
This section looks at the ethics of sharing online, including how to spot fake content and break out of your online 'echo chamber'.
Move on to creating your own content using available tools, and make your work more exciting.
Find out how to spot mentions of digital skills in job ads, and how you can really sell your digital skills to employers to land that top job.
The whole course will take a few hours to complete, but you don’t have to do it all at once. The course can be taken by any Brookes student. You can access the course through Moodle (opens in new tab) and start it whenever you want.
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