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Bob discovers ‘Being digital’ a collection of freely-available, short interactive activities which help him become skilled and confident online, whether finding information fast, knowing who and what to trust, or communicating and networking.
Being digital activities can be completed in 10 minutes or less, making it easy to fit them into your life - anywhere, anytime.
I’d been doing the same job for a long time now and I really wanted a change. I spotted a great opening, but it said I would need to be really confident communicating online.
I would be using social media such as twitter. I thought only celebrities did that! It’s a global organisation, which sounds really exciting. But a key part of the job would be to communicate with colleagues in different countries using various online tools. I didn’t know where to start!
How could I be more digital?...digital…digital
I came across a useful looking site by the OU Library, called Being digital, and I thought I’d take a look. Not only did it cover the areas I needed, but I could clearly see which activities would be most useful for building my online communication skills. I learnt how to manage my digital identity and use the right online tools to communicate with other people.
Now I can search effectively online, post to my favourite blog ‘groovy-goldfish.com’ and write a cracking tweet! And because the activities were in short chunks I could easily fit them into my day. Not only did this help me get the job I wanted but I also found out how to organise my online files so I could access them anywhere. Brilliant!
Summary screens: Being digital is a collection of short, interactive activities to help you develop essential skills for study, work and life online. Try ‘being digital’ for yourself www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/bob-being-digital
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