Course Overview

he irreversible reliance on digital technologies has elevated the importance to develop critical digital literacy skills around the world. Educators have an important role to play to engage with learners and push them to consider one’s interactions, behaviours, and consumption patterns online.

DLLE offers an essential course of personal and professional development for educators, learners and anyone interested in re-evaluating our current digital world. At the centre of this course is ‘netizenship’, coined by Michael Hauben to define the internet user as a positive contributor online. The course will consider how our digital world has reimagined conventional media, and will scrutinise the opportunities and challenges of online content creation and consumption whilst introducing strategies to guide our activity and improve our ‘netizenship’.

By the end of this course, participants will feel more empowered to share a fresh perspective on digital literacy to be shared with their personal and professional communities. The aim is for participants to become more active local champions of digital literacy for a better online world for all.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:
  • Outline key components making up our digital world;
  • Articulate what is meant by ‘digital literacy’ and ‘netizenship’;
  • Explain the opportunities and challenges we face online;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of our roles as creators and consumers online.
Dr Emma Pauncefort, Professor Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu, Professor Shironica P…