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Digital Footprint: if I Googled you, what would I find?

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.

Digital Footprint logo - one stylised human footprint

Digital Footprint is a free short online course that focuses on: developing an effective online presence, managing privacy, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (e-professionalism). Designed and taught by Edinburgh University’s Dr Louise Connelly and Nicola Osbourne, with the support of colleagues in LTW, the course launched in April 2017 on Coursera and has reached more than 5,000 global learners.

By the end of the 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.

Sign up for 'Digital Footprint' course (free)

(Ed. this article was originally published on 2 Dec, 2019)