Information, Media and Data Digital Skills
To develop your Information, Media and Data digital skills, please take the opportunity to explore the range of resources and courses below.
Now that you know more about this capability, check out these resources to see how you can apply them to your study.
- What exactly is Information Literacy and what role does it play in Education? – USC Marshall reflects on why we need Information Literacy in education.
- Digital and information literacy – London Metropolitan University explore the concepts of Digital and Information literacy, making the case for them as a capability necessary for students to develop.
- Evaluating information: knowing what to trust – Here is a short animation from the Open University that illustrates the mindset we need to approach Information Literacy with.
- Don't 'Just Google It':3 ways students can get the most from searching online - This is a useful and practical read from the University of Tasmania.
- eGuide: Effective Internet Searching - In this article Girton College, University of Cambridge looks at planning your search straetgy amd using the right search engine.
- How to Become Data Literate and Support a Data Driven Culture - don't let the title of this article by Compact put you off from reading it - there are some useful nuggets in here.
- The Open University offers a range of courses on data analysis that you could explore when time allows:
- The Fake News Game – This interactive resource, developed by the University of Sheffield, is a really engaging way of learning more about Media Literacy and testing/developing you ability to read media.
- Understanding and questioning images using the five step process –To be media literate, you need to understand how to read different types of media – including images. This guide will help you to do this.
- Transition Skills - The information found and used along with the skills developed before reaching university are different from those needed during a degree course. The Transition Skills Online guide is designed to help you understand the transition in the context of Information Literacy.
- Digital and information literacy for students – This is a free course from the Open University that familiarises students with information literacy. You can even earn a Digital Badge for completing it.
To find out more about the topic of Information Literacy try the following free online training: