Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Digital Citizenship.
- [Voiceover] Although this course is directed towards education, I believe that it will benefit anyone who participates online. There are no prerequisites for taking this course. If you do participate online, you are constantly creating a digital footprint whether you like it or not, and it's important to understand what this means, how you can control your digital footprint, and the implications that it may have. If you use the Internet to look things up, shop online, blog, or participate in online chats or forums, I believe this course will benefit you. If you own devices such as smartphones, tablets, or computers, I believe that you will benefit from this course.
I also think this course will benefit anyone who works with children, especially educators and parents as it's our job to ensure that our children are educated and informed about the appropriate use of technology. If at any point during the course you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with me on Twitter. My username is @schink10, at and then S-C-H-I-N-K 10.
This course helps teachers and students understand the ideas and areas of digital citizenship. Oliver Schinkten describes the impact of our digital footprint. He shows how to participate in online communities, help students deal with cyberbullying, keep computers free of viruses and malware, and safely shop online.
The overall focus of this course is on educators and tips for teaching digital citizenship. But if you use the Internet for any reason—for communication, playing games, online shopping, interacting within communities, or any other reason—it is important to understand digital citizenship. Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you stay safe and have a better experience online.
- Creating a positive digital footprint
- Addressing cyberbullying
- Joining online communities
- Finding solutions for the digital divide
- Conducting online research
- Maintaining privacy online
- Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
- Buying products online
- Engaging with online reviews