About the course

Digital literacy is more than knowing how to use a smartphone or a computer.

In an increasingly digitized world, digital literacy is now just as important as traditional literacy. So, it is no surprise that employer demand for skills in this area has surged.

Digital literacy is about using technology to find, use, and share information. It is also about understanding the importance of privacy, security and assessing the credibility of information.

This course explores skills, trends, and issues in digital literacy. You will also discover how to benchmark and evidence your digital literacy skills, which can help you advance in your career.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • The role of digital literacy in the jobs of today and the future
  • What digital literacy skills employers are looking for and why
  • Trends, issues, and opportunities related to the use of digital technologies in the workplace
  • Practical strategies for improving digital literacy
  • How to benchmark your digital literacy skills against international qualifications frameworks
  • Methods for displaying your expertise in digital literacy using Deakin’s Professional Practice credential criteria

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What you will learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe digital literacy and what skills it entails
  • Identify trends, issues, and opportunities related to the use of digital technologies in the workplace
  • Assess your level of digital literacy against international qualifications frameworks
  • Collect evidence to demonstrate your capability and/or apply for a digital literacy credential

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About the instructors

Dr. Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an academic professional and Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology and Criminology who has been involved in cyber-security research projects and teaching.

Dr. Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and is also the MBA Director. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability issues.

Dr. Trina Jorre de St Jorre is a Lecturer in Graduate Employability at Deakin University. Her focus is on assuring graduate capabilities and improving employment outcomes.

Duration: 2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Language: English

Instructors: Nicholas Patterson, Colin Higgins, Trina Jorre de St Jorre

Institution: Deakin University (Australia)