Information Management - evaluating sources, searching google, (online courses ?) Creating Materials - build portfolio online, use of services different to “powerpoint” etc. (Prezi, H5P, Canvas….) Effective Communication - use digital services to collaborate, communicate and work together. Identity and Communication - password use, material available about you online.
Digital Literacy Undergraduate Introduction
Digital Literacy Introduction
Digital Literacy is the
way people use digital
technology, to achieve
Can be broken down
into 4 parts as shown.
• Many people have perceptions of how they use technology, or
how “tech-savvy” they might be. We are interested to hear
your perceptions, and why you might think that way.
• So please can you navigate to: http://bit.ly/20CTctP and
complete the survey.
• At the end you will be given a grade on your Digital Literacy
How you use and manage the information online, or through other
Rather than explain what makes a reliable website, we decided to
share tools to increase how much you can get out of these websites.
perfect for note
taking at Uni
service for basic
Being able to create your own resources is an invaluable tool and there
are many services online that have far greater functionality than
Microsoft Office. We have some examples of such services here:
fully online graphic
allowing you to
simply by dragging
A much nicer
alternative to the
Effective Communication links closely to identity, through showing
how important it is to embrace the opportunities for communication
presented by Digital Media.
The worlds most popular
blogging service. If you
want to blog, interact
with other blogs, or
discover the wealth of
content, this is the way to
do it. Free through
Can be a powerful tool for
just sharing drunk
pictures. LinkedIn is a
business oriented social
media, which is useful for
connecting to other
people in your field
Arguably the most important part of Digital Literacy, so here
we’re going to do something a bit different.
We’re going to show you how information might be gathered
about you online.
Nothing to do with me…
It is easy to think that this doesn’t matter to you, for a number of
• Since all privacy settings are set to “Only friends” or equivalent.
But, many don’t know that every time Facebook updates its terms
and conditions (even just changing one word), and you accept,
everything changes back to public
• Many people believe that Facebook and others don’t know that
much about them…
Find Out What They Know About You
Facebook Google (Only really works if you use lots of Google
1. Log onto Facebook on a computer
2. Go to Facebook Settings.
3. Click at the bottom of the first page; “Download a
4. Wait for the email to arrive
This file contains a number of things, including access
to private messages, every advert you have ever
clicked on, and locations of everywhere you have ever
used Facebook. And this is all they want to share with
You can use a combination of Websites to explore
1. www.aboutme.google.com – to see Google+
information, or if you don’t use this, other
information you have given Google
2. www.google.com/settings/dashboard - to see
everything about your Google account, including
“Location History” which tracks your phone!
3. www.google.com/settings/ads - to see what
information Google thinks it knows about you,
from your browsing habits – fun to see what they
have guessed at
It should therefore be very clear that it is best to be careful about what
you post online for:
• Security – there is a wealth of information that can fall into the wrong
• Image – employers are now more and more and more (we’re sure
you’ve heard this as many times as us) checking up on prospects on
Facebook. This is most important us, as we are both the group who
needs jobs, and who are also most likely to be photographed on the
floor of Jesters drenched in last nights Jesticle…
What Lack of an Online Identity Is Doing
Positive Online Identity
While this is obviously satire, the point is valid, and creating a
positive online presence is of the utmost importance:
• Write a blog (or even blog post)…more on this in a second
• Use LinkedIn to create a professional identity and network
• Use Twitter (maybe on a seperate account!) to follow and interact
with people specific to your interests
• Every now and then, check your privacy settings...!
• And a thousand more things I’m sure you know that we don’t
University of Southampton Business Management School Blog!
(If these words don’t fill you with joy then what will?!)
Blog is at:
For students, by students, so please read and
They are also looking for guest writers, if you
are interested! Great way to practise writing,
work on reflection for your assignments, and
to build up a digital identity.