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Digital FootprintE-ProfessionalSocial MediaPrivacy

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What makes an online presence effective?

In week 1 we provide information on how to engage with the course as well as our Twitter account, using #DFMOOC. This week, we will introduce you to the topic of Digital Footprint. There are a range of activities, videos and resources for you to work through. By the end of week 1, you will have the opportunity to critically reflect on your own online presence and consider how you can make better informed choices as well as setting appropriate personal goals around your digital footprint. ...
8 videos (Total 37 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
What is a digital footprint?1m
The Uncontainable Self - Part 1 (Nicola Osborne)8m
The Uncontainable Self and Professional Identity - Part 2 (Nicola Osborne)3m
Taking Gaming Into Adulthood (Dr Jill MacKay)4m
Who owns your data? - Part 1 (Nicola Osborne)5m
Who Owns Your Data? - Part 2 (Nicola Osborne)4m
Who Owns Your Data? - Part 3 (Nicola Osborne)6m
5 readings
How to use this course5m
Using social media on this course10m
About week 15m
Step 2: Search for yourself online10m
Week 1 Additional Resources15m
3 practice exercises
Step 1: Have you looked?4m
Step 3: What did you find?4m
Week 1 graded quiz18m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Why does your digital footprint matter?

This week, there is a range of experts who focus on why a digital footprint matters and how to create an effective online presence. The themes explored include data after death, privacy online and managing your online data. The activity and quizzes will help you to consider your own online presence and what you might do to make it more effective and work for you!...
15 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Step 2: Zeemap Activity - Review (Dr Louise Connelly)1m
Creating an effective online presence (Dr Louise Connelly)7m
Digital Footprints (Dr Rachel Buchanan)1m
Managing your online presence (Interview with Dr Ben Marder)6m
Tag Review Function, Taking Control Back (Dr Ben Marder)1m
Our Data, Our Rights (Interview with Prof. Lilian Edwards)4m
Death and Privacy (Interview with Prof. Lilian Edwards)6m
Data after death (Interview with Prof. Lilian Edwards)5m
Privacy Tips 1-6 (Nicola Osborne)4m
Privacy Tips 7-12 (Nicola Osborne)5m
Audience online, time/longevity of data, visibility (Interview with David Brake)7m
Audience (Interview with David Brake)3m
Time (Interview with David Brake)7m
One piece of advice about managing your digital footprint3m
5 readings
About week 25m
Step 1: Zeemap Activity: Introducing yourself and giving advice10m
Checklist: creating an effective online presence5m
Digital Footprint Action Plan10m
Week 2 Additional Resources15m
2 practice exercises
Reflective question: Privacy (non-assessed)2m
Week 2 graded quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

What does it mean to be an effective online professional?

This week, we examine the idea of a professional online presence and what this might mean for different people and professions. Understanding whether your personal and professional online presence should blur or be kept separate can be a challenge. We will hear from experts in Business, Nursing, Science, Education, and a Careers Consultant. They will provide useful advice on what you can do to make your online presence more professional and potentially help you with finding a job, standing out from the crowd, complying with professional bodies' guidelines, and much more. The activities, including the quizzes and peer assessment will help you to reflect on your own online presence. There will also be an opportunity to get advice from your peers and consider putting into action what you have learned during this course....
13 videos (Total 61 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Professional networking online (Rebecca Valentine)7m
Recruitment & business (Copil Yanez)7m
Student leaders and online presence (Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka)3m
Professional bodies (Dr Louise Connelly)3m
E-professionalism & Nursing - Part 1 (Interview with Sharon Levy)6m
E-Professionalism & Nursing - Part 2 (Interview with Sharon Levy)4m
The E-Nurse (Interview with Sharon Levy)3m
Online Academic Presence (Dr Jill MacKay)4m
Academic presence: social sciences - part 1 (Interview with Dr Karen Gregory)4m
Academic presence: social sciences - Part 2 (Interview with Dr Karen Gregory)6m
How social media has been beneficial4m
One piece of advice about creating a professional online presence3m
6 readings
About week 310m
Activity: draw your digital footprint (Gallery)10m
5 Tips - creating an effective online presence (Rebecca Valentine)10m
Professional Bodies' Guidelines10m
Week 3 Additional Resources15m
Digital Footprint Survey5m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 graded quiz20m
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By TAug 14th 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, my objectives were met and the course creators put a lot of thought into ensuring that various options were available to suit different learning styles. Thank you

By IKAug 11th 2017

This course is wonderful. It was very useful and interesting!\n\nI will definitely recommend course "Digital Footprint" to everyone :)

Instructors

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Louise Connelly

E-Learning Developer
University of Edinburgh
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Nicola Osborne

Digital Education Manager
EDINA, University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh

Influencing the world since 1583, The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked as one of the world's top 50 universities. Today, we are an established and global leader in online learning, providing degree-level education to 3,000 online students in addition to 36,000 students on-campus. We also offer a wide range of free online courses in a variety of subjects. To find out more about studying for one of our online degrees, search for ‘Edinburgh online’ or visit www.ed.ac.uk/studying/online-learning/postgraduate ...

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