LinkedIn Learning offers a number of web-based courses to build your capacity to be an awesome digital citizen. Learn how to create and maintain a personal brand, better understand intellectual property and copyright when creating for the web, and explore the world of social media. To learn more about LinkedIn Learning, and set-up your account, checkout our resource page: https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/LiL
In addition to learning how to evaluate online sources (using the CRAAP tool or developing a keen eye to spot fake news) and analyze research results (see HOWLER tutorials), libraries provide access to resources that support your growth and participation in a digital world when you leave school. A few examples:
Information Access & Ethics.
Social Media & Identities.
We live in a connected world; information is at our fingertips 24/7. But this prospect doesn't have to be scary, you can confidently apply what you learn in school outside the classroom. How, you might ask?
The skills you develop as a student guide you while you interact with the world, especially the digital world. On a basic level this means having a critical and collaborative approach when you are actively engaged online. This includes grasping concepts of privacy, and using tools confidently to develop content to communicate in an ever-evolving technology-rich environment.
Topic Highlight: Civic Engagement.
Civic Engagement refers to "individual or collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern, including individual voluntarism, organizational involvement and advocacy." Digital civic engagement takes this action into our active online spaces.
“Definition of Civic Engagement” American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/education/undergrad/civic-engagement.
The icons and links below are connected to activities for both educators and life-long learners that apply a critical and reflective lens to digital engagement.