Published on November 12, 2012 | by Daniel Brown

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Project to improve your professional online identity

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It is hoped increased digital literacy will improve employability for students  [Betoul Mahdey]

A project to improve professional online identities for University of the Arts London students and staff is underway.

Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, Student Enterprise and Employability, DIAL and Learn-IT are working together to develop digital literacy to enhance student and graduate skills required for employment.

The project will comprise of teaching ‘hard and soft skills’, including web-making, new media literacies and social skills development.

The project will begin during the next academic year, with the team collaborating with a second year BA course including five staff and more than 20 students.

“Digital literacy is the key to success. We have the tools but it is important that we know how to use them.” Stephen Howells

Staff and student mentors will lead four self-selected groups ranging from people who are not familiar with professional online identities to those who are developing their identities on a daily basis.

The project is being co-ordinated by the UAL Digital Life Programme, which has been responsible for key projects including the change from Blackboard to Moodle.

Digital Life Programme Manager Stephen Howells said: “Digital literacy is the key to success. We have the tools but it is important that we know how to use them.”

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