Digital Skills: Embracing Digital Technology
Improve your digital skills for study, life and work, and learn how to navigate the web effectively and safely.
Who is the course for?
This course has been created for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who wish to take advantage of digital channels and devices to improve their lives, their job prospects and their opportunities to study.
It is aimed particularly at those who want to enter university and study any subject with a digital element, such as STEM, healthcare, social sciences, or arts and humanities.
The course has been created as part of the PADILEIA project, which aims to increase access to higher education and employment.
We recommend learners have a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A2 to get the most from this course.
What topics will you cover?
The fundamental skills needed to use the internet, including:
Email, social media and research through the effective use of search engines and databases.
Online collaboration with others – for work, to create digital content, and to communicate with friends and family.
Creating advanced digital content by choosing the relevant tools and developing a creative idea.
Developing the judgement and knowledge to stay safe online and protect privacy, while treating others with respect.
Understanding how to use online communities and develop a Personal Learning Network to improve skills and receive support.
How to become a self-directed learner and reflect on one’s learning
gaining the confidence needed to plan how digital skills can be integrated into future study, work and life.