If I Googled you, what would I find? In this 3-week online course you will have opportunity to explore and reflect on your own online tracks and traces, to understand why your digital footprint is important. We will introduce you to some of the tools and approaches to effectively manage your online presence (or digital footprint).
The Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is a free online course delivered for three weeks and continually runs throughout the year. Dr Louise Connelly (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Nicola Osborne (EDINA) along with a range of experts provide useful advice and practical approaches for managing your online presence and digital footprint.
As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don't always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.
The course will focus on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing your privacy, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (eprofessionalism). By the end of this course you should be equipped to ensure that your digital footprint works for you, whether you want to be more private online, or are looking to create a more effective and impactful presence.
You register via the Coursera website
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These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being delivered via the Coursera partnership - a network of leading international universities which offer short undergraduate-level online courses free of charge.
If you are interested in the Vet School's MOOCs, more information can be found on the Coursera website where you can also sign up for the courses: