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Being digital activities cover the skills we all need to be effective online. Activities are short and easy to follow.

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Communication online, self-presentation, networking, researching job opportunities, team-working online.

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Communicating onlineopens in a new window

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How to get the best out of the contact you have with others online and avoid misunderstandings.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Developing a good digital footprintopens in a new window

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This activity covers how to identify and develop your digital footprint.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Filtering information quicklyopens in a new window

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Strategies for fast filtering of results when searching the web.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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How to write an effective tweetopens in a new window

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Learn how to write an effective tweet and make a good impression on Twitter.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Introduction to referencingopens in a new window

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Find out what referencing is, why it is important, and what's involved in doing it.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Keeping up-to-date using online networkingopens in a new window

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Learn how online networks can help you keep up-to-date and how to choose an appropriate network for your needs.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Making the most of Twitteropens in a new window

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How to make the most of Twitter for your purposes.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes

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My digital identityopens in a new window

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Be aware of who your audience is when posting in online spaces, and learn the basics of presenting yourself effectively.

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My digital identity (pdf)
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Referencing booksopens in a new window

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Find out how to reference books in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Referencing ejournalsopens in a new window

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Find out how to reference ejournals in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Referencing websitesopens in a new window

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Find out how to reference websites in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Scanning and skimming a web pageopens in a new window

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Learn how to use techniques that will help you to find information quickly when you are dealing with large amounts of text.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Selecting a reference management toolopens in a new window

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This activity looks at features of free referencing software and the questions you need to ask when selecting a tool.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Selecting the right online toolsopens in a new window

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Learn how to select the right online tool with confidence.

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Self-assessment: Creating informationopens in a new window

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Identify which skills you need to become more confident with creating information, for example, communicating or collaborating with others online.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Creating information (pdf)
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Self-assessment: Finding informationopens in a new window

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Identify which skills you need to become more confident with finding information online, for example, knowing where to look and how to search effectively.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Finding information (pdf)
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Self-assessment: Understanding digital practicesopens in a new window

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Identify which skills you need to become more confident with digital practices, for example, presenting yourself online, using digital tools or knowing what you can do with information you find.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Using informationopens in a new window

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Identify which skills you need to become more confident with using information, for example, evaluating what you find or acknowledging others' work.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Using information (pdf)
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Writing onlineopens in a new window

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Introduction to the principles of effective writing online.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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