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Being digital is a collection of short, easy-to-follow activities on finding, using and creating information online, developed by Library Services.

Skills for life online

Working through these interactive learning materials should enable you to become a confident and critical user of digital tools and resources for study, work and everyday life. This set of skills is known as digital literacy. Developing these skills will give you the confidence to work successfully and safely online. Digital literacy is also an essential part of employability.

Activities cover areas such as:

  • Presenting yourself to best advantage online and managing your digital identity
  • Making the most of online networks
  • Knowing who and what to trust online
  • Using Wikipedia
  • Evaluating and using online tools
  • Searching effectively

Each chunk of learning should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, making it easy to fit ‘Being digital’ activities into your schedule.

Being digital is freely available to anyone.

Jan 30

Introduction to Library Services

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 12:30

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the OU.

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