Developing Digital Communication
To develop your digital skills please take the opportunity to explore the range of resources and courses below.
Now that you are familiar with this capability, we can break it down into sub-sections.
- What is Digital Communication & Why Are Skilled Professionals in Such High Demand? From Northeastern University this blog makes the case for not just digital skills or communication skills but digital communication skills specifically.
- Digital Communication – This article is from a FutureLearn course Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Communication developed by the University of Deakin. It sets out guidelines that you should be mindful of when communicating online. it is important to keep this in mind in order to communicate effectively in a digital space.
- Best practices for collaborating with Office 365 – This video from Microsoft breaks down how to collaborate on Word documents, using the features of Office 365 that every Queen’s student has access to. One of the many benefits of using the Office 365 suite is that these features are common across different apps, such as PowerPoint.
- New year, new you: Transform your student group projects with Microsoft Teams – This blog from a student intern with Microsoft details how to apply the functionality of Teams to university life.
- The Queen's Digital Etiquette provides clear guidance to all students on different aspects of online behaviour. Keep it as your guide for participating with staff and students on all digital platforms such as Canvas and Microsoft Teams.
- Being a Digital Citizen - Here is a short guide about being a good digital citizen.
- Blog Post - Engaging Online - This blog, Engaging in Online Discussions: Top 10 Tips for Students provides advice on how to engage in an online environment.
You can find out more about online etiquette (often called netiquette) in the following brief resources:
- Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating – This course from Leeds will help you build up these skills and enhance your online learning.
- The Power of Social Media from The University of Southampton – This is a broader course on social media which is important as it is our main way of communicating online. Aspects of Digital Wellbeing and Identity will also be relevant to this course.
- The Verge Guide to Twitter (The ins and outs of the twitterverse). Check out this useful resource that has a lot of helpful advice and practical tips on getting to know and mastering Twitter and your tweets.