This is a hub of free courses, articles, activities, and resources curated by the Open University aimed at helping new students take their first steps at university. There are courses on practical topics, such as learning to recognise plagiarism, embrace good studying habits, and preparation for exams and essays, as well as on more specific topics including arts, science, maths, business, and mental health and wellbeing.
This resource consists of several micro courses focused on learning in a digital age, digital literacies for online learning, digital citizenship, open education, copyright, open licensing, media literacies, and digital skills. These courses can help grow your digital competencies and improve your capacity as a digital learner.
This page of NUIG’s Academic Skills Hub gives links to guides, apps, and resources on developing your IT and digital skills in college, including information on digital badges you can earn and how to get the most out of resources like Outlook.
This resource from NUI Galway is a list of tutorials for developing digital competencies and skills, including topics ranging from citing and referencing to 3D printing to critical thinking and communication skills.
This is a research paper by Oliver McGarr and Adrian McDonagh which looks at Digital Competence in Teacher Education as part of the DICTE project. It looks at hierarchies and frameworks around digital competency in teacher education and the results and challenges that arise from this.
This document provides an overview of the Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) course, which helps staff engage with digital competencies and how the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle can be used in digital educational practice.
This is a self-assessment tool aimed at academics working in higher education. It consists of 25 questions and aims to help you reflect on your digital competencies as an academic and highlights the ways in which you can enhance your teaching practice through the use of digital technologies.
Digital Stepping Stones is a self-assessment tool developed by An Cosán which helps make it easy for people to find out what digital skills and competencies they have and where they might need or want to upskill. Completing this self-assessment takes approximately 15 minutes.
This is a 15-minute interactive lesson from All Aboard which teaches you more about your smartphone and helps you to be more confident and creative in using its many applications. Completing this course will earn you a digital learning badge.
This tool from All Aboard is an assessment which helps you chart your personal digital skills profile and think about how you might develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence. This assessment takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and will help you find appropriate All Aboard courses to undertake based on your own digital skill needs.