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Digital capabilities: What's in this guide

A guide to help you with basic and more advanced digital skills for university learning

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What's in this guide?

This guide contains key resources for developing the digital skills you need for your course of study.  Click on the tabs above to find information, tutorials and videos.

Digital capabilities at the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has its own Digital Capabilities Framework, listing all of the digital capabilities you need to thrive at university and beyond. Take a look by clicking on the image below:

Cover of the digital capabilities framework at UON

Assess your own digital capability

Would you like to know how good you are at digital wellbeing? How are you with information and media literacy? Now you can find out!

Take our Digital Capabilities Survey and if you want to upskill, there are attached LinkedIn Learning courses to help you.

You can come back and redo the survey once you've improved your skills, to see how your proficiency has increased. And if you still want to learn more, the LinkedIn Learning content is matched to your skill level.

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Did you know that your course already includes digital capabilities?

The library will work with you to map what already exists in your course, what can be made more visible, and whether anything is missing. 

We have created a survey tool aligned with the Digital Capabilities Framework which takes you through each different capability. You can work through the survey yourself, or contact us for help (see our email addresses above).

Let us know what you want

Is there anything more you would like us to include in this guide?  Let us know by going to our Feedback page and we will do our very best to add the resources you want.