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4431 - Essential Digital Competencies & Digital Resilience

February 3, 2022 @ 9:30am Full day Online

We are living in an increasingly connected world with access to friends, professional networks, content, software and services, hitherto unimagined, all available with the click of a few buttons. This one day programme delivered online by Dr Sangeet Bhullar will provide key insights into how the Internet and digital technologies are evolving and how these technologies can be used personally and professionally for benefit. The programme will cover topics like ‘new apps and technologies for social and educational use'; ‘being savvy in an age of fake news and filter bubbles’, ‘critical thinking, digital literacy and wellbeing to detect and manage online risks’; ‘developing a professional digital presence’; ‘cool tools and online communities for personal and professional development’; ‘laws and where to report online abuse’.


As a result of this day, attendees will:

  • Gain insights into how the internet and online technologies are evolving and the opportunities these present for personal development and learning
  • Gain insights into the risks that digital platforms can present, learn how to recognise and manage these risks.
  • Gain insights into what we mean by a digital footprint and explore how this can develop positively and authentically
  • Gain an understanding of key information and media literacy skills to deal with challenges like Fake News.
  • Gain an insight into how social media platforms like Twitter can be used purposefully and professionally to discover new information and resources, develop professional networks and stay up-to-date
  • Gain an overview of useful multi-media apps and tools to create and share content online
  • Understand legal issues and best practice to use social platforms safely, professionally; also what support is available in the UK and where to report illegal and abusive content.
  • Experience ‘live-blogging’ to see how to easily create and share content.