Digital Footprint Course

DF MOOC logoNew free online course to help you manage your online presence (digital footprint)

The University of Edinburgh Digital Footprint MOOC (on Coursera), focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing privacy online, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (eprofessionalism). By the end of the course participants should be confident in managing a digital footprint that works for them, whether it’s small and private, or a more effective and impactful presence.

As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don’t always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.  This course includes a range of experts from across the world, practical advice, as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on and refine your own online presence and digital footprint.

The course starts 3 April 2017. Register now

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Competition – 23 Feb

quote from a studentAt the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on Thursday 23 February 2017, there will be various activities, information and competitions.

All students at the Roslin Institute and he Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are welcome – come along to the View and find out more!

You could win a £20 voucher by simply drawing your online presence or telling us how someone should effectively manage their online presence (digital footprint).


Why privacy matters

We all talk about privacy but does it really matter?

Watch Glenn Greenwald’s Ted Talk – ‘Why privacy matters’ (Oct 2014)

“Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.” [Extract from YouTube]

Thank you

social mediaWe would like to thank students at the University of Edinburgh who completed the Digital Footprint survey in semester 1 (2016-2017).

We appreciate your input, as it helps us understand what social media you are using; and how you are managing your online tracks and traces (digital footprint).

Congratulations to the three students who won a £10 book token and Digital Footprint freebies

New presentations – Digital Footprint and Eprofessionalism

Quote - Nursing 1Managing your digital footprint: creating an effective online presence (approx. 10 mins)

This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence. It includes information on taking control of your online presence, some common misunderstandings, how to manage your digital footprint, and much more.



Digital Footprint and e-professionalism (approx. 9 mins)

This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and e-professionalism. It includes information on professional bodies’ guidelines, what you need to consider online, and useful advice about being professional online.



Further information and resources can be found

Nursing and Eprofessionalism

At a workshop with students from Nursing Studies, we discussed e-professionalism, including the professional bodies’ guidelines and what e-professionalism meant to them.  The following Wordle illustrates this.Wordle