Being digital is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online, whether it’s searching efficiently, critically evaluating information, communicating and sharing online, or selecting the right online tool for your needs.
Being digital can help you develop essential skills for study, work and lifelong learning.
Activities are designed to be short and engaging. You can select individual activities by going to the Activities A-Z or by using the skills finder.
Pathways provide a small selection of learning activities on a particular theme (e.g. finding information, trust online). If you work through the activities in a pathway you will gain a deeper understanding of the topic. Here are some examples; you will find more on the Pathways page.
Before you start you might like to use the Self-assessment pathway to assess your skills and decide what to focus on.
On Monday 29th September we will be running another live online question and answer session, this time on the subject of referencing. Referencing round up will be broadcast at 6pm, as part of the OU Students Association freshers week. We aim to demystify the topic of referencing, highlight why it's important and share some top tips.
Our previous broadcast is still available to view online at The importance of Being digital.
In 2013 Being digital won the Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy for the best new digital resource for promoting information literacy, in recognition of its innovative approach.
Also in 2013, Being digital was accepted into the Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) database, as an example of a high-quality digital teaching resource.