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Digital literacies for online learning (LiDA101) is one of four micro-courses for Learning in a digital age. This micro course provides an overview of digital skills for online learning. By working through the material you will gain a good understanding of what digital literacies are and why they are important for learning. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own level of digital literacies and will be provided with opportunities to improve them.

Learning in a digital age micro-courses

There are four micro-courses which make up Learning in a digital age:

Course description Micro-course learning materials EduBit links
LiDA101 Digital literacies for online learning EduBit micro-credential
LiDA102 Digital citizenship Edubit micro-credential
LiDA103 Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world Edubit micro-credential
LiDA104 Critical media literacies and associated digital skills Edubit micro-credential

Digital literacies for online learning (LiDA101) comprises about 40 hours of learning effort made up of about 20 -25 hours of online learning with the balance spent on preparing the final assessment for those learners seeking certification.

Pedagogy of discovery

A key feature of this course is our “free range learning model” where you will source open access learning materials in pursuit of your own interests or area of study to achieve the learning outcomes while developing and refining your digital skills using a “learn-by-doing” approach.

Reviewing the course guide

We recommend that you scan through the course guide before commencing your learning journey.

The course guide contains:

  1. A list of the course learning outcome and course objectives
  2. The syllabus where you will find the sessions, dates and links to the learning materials and learning challenges. You can also access the syllabus from the “Syllabus” button on the course homepage.
  3. An explanation of the meaning of free range learning, learning challenges and P2PU learning circles.
  4. A list of learning challenges
  5. Recommended resources