|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Advances in technology have generated significant changes to social, study and work environments. The course Digital Literacy is designed as an introductory course to help students gain familiarity and successfully interact online demands of their study and work related environments. Students entering the Tertiary Preparatory Program (TPP) typically have diverse levels of digital literacy, with some having had little experience of the online study environment. This course, therefore, aims to provide students with the knowledge and confidence needed to: (a) successfully interact with the USQ online study environment; and, (b) independently develop their own digital literacy as it applies to intended vocational pursuits.
The course provides an introduction to digital literacy, but also caters for students with a diverse range of skills and knowledge in that learning tasks are primarily open in nature. The main aim of the course is to equip students with the requisite skills, knowledge and confidence to interact successfully with the USQ online environment. The course introduces students to some key concepts for the Information Age and familiarises them some commonly-used technology for managing digital information, particularly in the university environment, but also in social and work environments. The focus of the course, therefore, is on developing students' abilities to collaborate using digital technologies to locate, evaluate and disseminate online information-critical areas for navigating contemporary study and work environments.