You did what at the weekend? - A workshop to develop the digital awareness and understanding of digital footprints amongst primary education studies undergraduates
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 16:05 authored by John Parkin
Digital footprints, which are the records left online through the use of social media such as Twitter and Instagram, are a growing concern for the future employability of undergraduates. This case study explores research the co-creation of a workshop about digital footprints with undergraduates on a Primary Education Studies degree in an English university to protect professional identities. The workshop included a range of activities to help undergraduates learn about the importance of digital footprints, how to check their own digital footprints, explore steps to protect their digital identities on different social networks, and how to curate a positive digital identity. It is argued here that undergraduates need more opportunities to learn about digital footprints.
Publication titleCompass: Journal of Learning and Teaching
PublisherEducational Development Unit, University of Greenwich
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