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Digital Learning

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Digital skills are skills related to technology, it’s basically the ability to use technology and understand it. I think one of the skills most people, including myself, know best is creating digital content. This is creating documents either for school, college or work, like presentations, posters, reports, charts etc. This is a skill that schools and other educational institutes try to develop in students since the first day they are introduced into the technological world. Continue reading “Digital Learning”

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Digital skills in the 21st century

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For me, digital skills play a huge part in today’s society and day-to-day life at college. Having digital skills is vital, in my opinion, with society changing and gaining technological advances. It could even be seen with sadness that the keyboard has replaced the good old pen and paper and that our children and teens today learn how to be creative in front of a screen rather than by using pencils, felts and glitter. Continue reading “Digital skills in the 21st century”

Digital skills in teaching

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I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with the birth of the digital age and have really developed alongside it through my school, college, university and even professional years. For some teachers it feels like the digital world is out of bounds and offers something totally alien to the way they were educated and, to an extent, I can understand this. Saying that, I also believe that the development of digital content is incredibly important in my role and it can have (and has had) a significant impact on the education of my students. Continue reading “Digital skills in teaching”

Digital skills

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I interpret digital skills as working with not only computers but with technological devices (such as phones, laptops and tablets). Knowing how to operate these devices is pretty much essential nowadays because the majority of people and businesses use them to communicate, transfer information and create things. Continue reading “Digital skills”

Digital skills

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To me, the term ‘digital skills’ means the ability to effectively and safely use technology to help me in education and in my own endeavours. In many of my subjects, I have to use technology to research and create presentations and coursework pieces. For example, I recently had to create a PowerPoint and booklet as pieces of law coursework, and often have to use the internet to further research topics in psychology to help with answering practice exam questions. From using technology on such a regular basis to aid my learning, I feel that my digital content creation skills are strong- I have received high marks for all of the creative coursework I have produced over the last few months. Continue reading “Digital skills”

Digital skills for all

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Digital skills are somewhat a passion of mine. So much so that I chose to do a research project on them in 2014 when I studied for my teaching qualification. It frustrates me that something I see as so important is often undervalued. Working in the college library I see regularly the students that struggle; from the students who don’t know how to save a document to a USB stick; to the students who don’t know how insert a table or construct a graph; and then there are the students who think they know everything about digital skills because they can post to their social media channels but who have never used advanced searching techniques or collaborated digitally. Continue reading “Digital skills for all”