The term ‘digital skills’ describes a broad field, from core digital literacy to careers in cyber resilience. During this academic session, CDN will be supporting the sector through a range of activities. To see what’s on offer browse our Digital Skills network page at www.cdn.ac.uk/networks-projects/digital-skills/
In the meantime, you might find some of the following useful:
- Cyber Security – securing portable data is an important aspect of digital safety, consider using a free tool like USB Safeguard (http://ow.ly/qf3o30326Al) to encrypt information on flash drives.
- Assessment – Kahoot (http://ow.ly/1ouZ30326Ts) a popular free quiz tool, ideal for team settings, where learners use their own devices to participate in competitive mini games. Download the getting started guide here: http://ow.ly/HeDk303279G
- Presentations – Office Mix (http://ow.ly/t3N230327ih), a free PowerPoint plug-in that lets you develop online interactive presentations. Watch Bill Gates’ example for an idea of what’s possible: http://ow.ly/LfyX30327rQ
- Web Design – an original take on introducing web design via CSS, using an incremental approach supported by code examples. Point your browser at: http://ow.ly/UZks30327Ps
- Passwords – ethical hackers at our Cyber Resilience event advised using three random words when coming up with new passwords, e.g. ‘runnerfontguitar’. Basically, the longer the better.
- Image Editing – when Paint isn’t up to the task, try a fully-featured online image editor like Pixlr (https://pixlr.com), scroll down the page and launch the Editor web app to access a wealth of tools; no sign-in required!