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Course name: Digital literacies for online learning (lida101)

Digital literacies for online learning (lida101) is one of four micro-courses for the Learning in a Digital age course. In this micro course, you will develop and apply digital and academic learning literacies to support learning on the Internet in a tertiary education context.

What’s it about

Learning in a Digital Age is about learning on the Internet and we recommend that any learner embarking on tertiary study in today’s world should take this free course. In this micro course, you will learn and apply the digital and academic literacies necessary for successful learning in the 21st century in a higher education context.

What will I learn?

In this micro course you will:

  • Gain insights into what digital and academic literacies mean for learning in a digital age.
  • Develop digital skills to establish and maintain an online personal learning environment.
  • Apply advanced online search strategies to locate open access resources in support of your learning.
  • Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy, credibility and reliability of online resources for academic study.
  • Learn how to use a range of digital tools and corresponding literacies to support tertiary learning in a digital age.
  • Apply your digital and academic literacies to publish an academic essay on a topic of your choice.

What’s involved?

There are 4 learning pathways each containing numerous resources and learning challenges designed to help you achieve success for networked learning in a digital age. The learning pathways are:

  • Establish a personal learning environment
  • Introduction to digital literacies
  • Find and select open resources
  • Digital and academic skills for learning in a digital age.

The micro course can be completed in 40 hours, including preparation for the assessment.

What prerequisites should I have, if any?

Anyone is free to participate in this course. An internet connection and basic web browsing skills are required with the ability to create a blog and microblog account (instructions and self-study tutorials provided.)

Learners aiming to submit assessments for formal credit towards an academic qualification will need to meet the normal university admission requirements of the conferring institution (e.g. language proficiency and school leaving certificates etc.).

Each micro-course can be studied independently but may rely on some knowledge and skills gained in related micro courses which can be accessed and consulted freely online. The following table summarises prerequisite relationships.

Course Prerequisite
LiDA101 None
LiDA102 LiDA101 (to establish personal learning environment)
LiDA103 LiDA101 (to establish personal learning environment)
LiDA104 LiDA101 (to establish personal learning environment)
LiDA103 (knowledge of copyright and open licensing)