DIGITAL LITERACY AND UNIVERSITIES
WHAT IS A DIGITALLY LITERATE STUDENT?
YOUR ONLINE LIFE AT UNIVERSITY
Table 6.1 Digital tools and collaboration opportunities
|Official University Facebook Site||Awards, programs, partnerships, promotional materials, advertising “days” e.g. ANZAC Day, Harmony Day, graduation, career development, workshops.|
|Follow academics, librarians, industries, university news and updates, events, research.|
|Career information, professional development and training opportunities, networking, awards, and acknowledgments, research.|
|University Website||Student hubs, sporting groups, career opportunities, cultural activities, faith groups, international student support, library support.|
|Course Pages Learning Management Tools (Forums)||Student and course forums, assessment and referencing discussions, lecturers’ support for assignments.|
|Unofficial Facebook pages (Student run)||Collaboration opportunities and study groups.|
Table 6.2 Online threats and avoiding them
|Stealing your identity or hacking your accounts||Do not give out personal information unless you trust the person asking for it, and set your passwords so they are hard to guess
Remember if it looks suspicious, it probably is!
|Access to your financial data||Do not open email attachments from untrusted sources, and never give out your financial information to anyone you do not trust.|
|Bullying, cyberstalking and tracking||Be careful what you share online, both information and images, and always remember that others are watching you online
Make sure you report bullying instances to your university or other relevant authorities.
|Collusion and academic misconduct||Collusion on individual assessments may carry heavy penalties and universities watch carefully for instances where students are not completing their own work (See the chapter "Integrity at University" for more information).|
|Misinformation and conspiracy theories||Be careful about what information you trust and share online (See the chapter "Working with Information" for more information).|