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Digital literacy support

Digital literacies are the skills you need to work, learn and thrive in a connected world.

Think about the things you use technology for, and the things you do online. They might be things you are learning to do, or things that are so much a part of your life that you barely stop to think about them. These are your digital literacies.

Digital literacy is about more than using apps, social media, or devices. It’s a framework for understanding the digital and connected world.

Everyone has a different starting point and there is no one way to be digitally literate. The digital world evolves every day so it’s impossible to know everything, but once you understand the landscape it is easier to learn as you go.

How can we help you?

Digital literacy is increasingly becoming part of the UOW student and staff experience. Here are a few ways to get started: 

Students

You can find self-paced learning resources in the Learning Co-Op, covering topics including:

  • using digital tools for creative production and presentations
  • understanding how to manage your online data and digital footprint
  • finding trustworthy information online
  • remixing and reusing digital content
  • sharing resources
  • collaborating using online tools and spaces.

Students on the Wollongong campus can use the UOW Student Makerspace to access a range of technologies and software including:

  • 3D printing and carving
  • virtual reality
  • green screens and recording facilities
  • sewing and embroidery machines
  • creative software.

Staff

For resources, contacts and further information go to Digital Literacy Information for Staff.

 

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