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Digital Wellbeing

Personal Digital Development

This refers to your ability to identify digital learning opportunities that will assist with your personal development and to use digital tools and resources to participate in learning.

Why is personal development important in the digital world?

The digital world develops at a rapid pace, and to keep up-to-date with these changes it may not always be possible to attend a course and event at the right time, or traditional training support may be limited.

One great place to start it to taking advantage of the increasing range of online learning, such as podcasts, videos, and free webinars. Some organisations and companies also often have their own YouTube channels, or training available from their own websites. 

There are a number of places to look for training on systems and software used within the University.

Two useful sites are to look at training material from Microsoft and make use of the Lynda.com online video library 

Recording Your Training Progress

Remember to make a note of any training and development you do so this can be included on your CV. Some providers also give badges on completion of training which can be added to your Linked-in profile, or linked to via a web link.  

There are many tools that can help you to record your training such as:

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a library of online video training tutorials for which we have a site license.  There are thousands of tutorials with new ones added every week. They cover the following broad areas

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia Production 
  • Education and eLearning 
  • Web development 
  • IT skills

The videos are presented by expert teachers and delivered in a variety of ways for different levels of learning, from beginner to advanced. Once you complete a course you can claim a certificate which can be attached to your Linked-in profile.

There is also mobile app available for Android and iOS, and with these you can download courses to study offline.

You can access Lynda via this link Lynda.com.  Log in with your normal University username and password.

Places to find free online training