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University of Wollongong Australia

Student Digital Skills Hub: Home

Digital Skills Hub Banner. Image of person using Apple laptop outdoors
Digital Skills Hub Banner. Image of person using Apple laptop outdoors

The Digital Skills Hub is a one stop shop to help you become more aware of the digital capabilities you already have, explore new skills to help you study more effectively, and feel confident that you have the digital skills you need to thrive in your future career. The Hub contains a self evaluation Discovery Tool to help you identify your current skills, a knowledge base, and a range of resources to help you reach your potential across the six capability areas.

How to use this Hub

  • If you want to self-evaluate your own level of digital capabilities, get a personalised report showing your strengths and areas for development, and access a huge library of support resources, click the button below to Launch the Discovery Tool and Resource Bank.
  • If you want to browse our UOW knowledge base, view relevant FAQs, or ask a question, continue down the page to access a rich collection of UOW support resources.
  • If you want to understand more about digital capabilities and why they are important, click on the link for the Digital Capabilities Explained guide for a detailed illustration of the skills and behaviours displayed by digitally capable people.
     

Note: The Discovery Tool is an external service provided by JISC. Your login is only used for the purposes of gaining access to the service. Find more information about how your personal information is used and how to use the Discovery Tool.

Digital Capabilities

What do digital capabilities mean for me?

There are six primary areas of digital capabilities, illustrated in the diagram below. You can expect to have differing levels of strengths and development needs across these six areas, and that the skills and behaviours contained within each area will continue to change over time.

The six primary areas of digital capability which include information, media and data literacy, digital learning and development, digital creation, problem solving and innovation, ICT proficiency, digital identity and wellbeing, digital communication, collaboration and participation

It is helpful to think about these capabilities in terms of the real life behaviours that are contained within them. For example:

  • If you're in a group chat with your classmates, interact with tutorial discussions in a Zoom session, and know how to get your point across when you are commenting in a class forum, you're displaying the capability of Communication, Collaboration and Participation.
     
  • If you organise your schedule and class notes using digital tools like Office 365 or calendar apps on your phone, know how to troubleshoot minor software issues, and feel confident trying out new digital apps that you haven't used before, you're displaying the capability of ICT Proficiency.

Click the image to access Digital Capabilities Explained and learn more about what this means for you.

FAQs and Help

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Where else can I get help?

  • AskUOW  Search the AskUOW knowledge base for information for current students.
  • Learning Co-Op  Try the Learning Co-Op Live Chat to access peer coaching and academic advice.
  • Ask The Library  Ask the Library (including Live Chat, phone and email, or submit a ticket) for guidance on finding and evaluating information.
  • IT Service portal  Contact IT Support for technical support with hardware/software.