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digital U at Staffordshire University: Learner & Self Developer

To be digitally capable Staffordshire University employee you must be a digitally capable:

Learner and Self Developer who can:

  • Identify and utilise digital learning opportunities
  • Use digital tools and resources to participate in learning has over 4000 video tutorials in the following 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. Certification for completed courses can be attached to your Linked-in profile.

There is also mobile app available for Android and iOS.  

You can access Lynda via this link  


Massive open online courses (MOOCs)  offer free  short courses on a wide range or topics.  There are several providers where you might find relevant courses:

Other online training resources

There are many free resources available which cover IT and digital literacy:
  • GCF 
    Online tutorials covering a wide range of topics
    ALISON’s suite of Digital Literacy and IT Skills courses includes basics, such touch typing and Microsoft Office training; necessities, such as social and digital media training; and more advanced courses, such as website and app development.... These free Digital Literacy and IT skills courses range from foundation-level certificate courses for complete beginners to a fully comprehensive certification programme".

Useful resources

The following resources from Jisc were developed under a range of projects as part of their Developing Digital Literacies initiative.