The overall aim of this micro-course is to explore the concepts of e-literacy and digital citizenship and apply this knowledge to learning online and the contemporary workplace. 


Learning outcome

On successful completion of this microcourse, learners will be able to:

  • Develop a positive digital online identity in support of learning commensurate with good practice for privacy, security and interpersonal communications.


Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the dimensions of digital citizenship and e-Literacy appropriate for work and learning in the 21st century and how these differ from off-line communities.
  • Outline the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen
  • Expand your online learning network by adopting a proactive approach to improving your web presence to support and engage in learning in a digital age.
  • Apply good online hygiene practices to ensure your privacy and security in digital environments.
  • Evaluate a range of digital media, technologies and communities appropriate for supporting learning
  • Gain an understanding of the implications of digital technology for your future career
  • Describe societal issues and problematic online behaviours which have emerged in the digital world and how to deal with these challenges in an ethical manner.
  • Develop a positive digital identity and digital footprint for learning