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Behind the scenes of the Digital Footprint MOOC

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Extracted from Nicola Osborne’s blog

“Last Monday we launched the new Digital Footprint MOOC, a free three week online course (running on Coursera) led by myself and Louise Connelly (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies). The course builds upon our work on the Managing Your Digital Footprints research project, campaign and also draws on some of the work I’ve been doing in piloting a Digital Footprint training and consultancy service at EDINA.”

To read the full blog post, visit EDINA’s blog

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 https://goo.gl/jgHLQs

You can also join the conversation on Twitter @DFMOOC #DFMOOC



2016competitionWe want to hear from you: tell us how you manage your digital footprint/online presence

£20 Amazon Vouchers to be won!


We want to hear from you! How do you manage your digital footprint/online
presence and what advice you would give other students? For example, in relation to e-professionalism, security, creating an effective online presence, and much more.

We would like you to provide a piece of advice/quote (max 50 words) and a longer piece of advice that could be turned into a blog post (max 500 words). Please submit your answers using the link to the survey below.


The competition is open to all students and PhD researchers (undergraduates, postgraduates, online distance learners, and PhD researchers) who are affiliated with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies or Roslin Institute.

Submit via this link: http://edin.ac/2dwpPrY

Closing date: 30 October 2016


Scholar, Google Thyself

The Thesis Whisperer has written a great post…
Scholar, google thyself..

“How you appear to yourself in a search is not necessarily how others will see you because Google creates a ‘filter bubble’ around each user. Basically Google knows who you are, where you are and what you like and will shape the search results to help you.”


New Year – New You? Online Workshop 2 Feb

Digital Footprint: Creating an Effective Online Presencequote from a student

2 Feb 2016, 7-8pm (UK time).
Eligibility: All University of Edinburgh students

This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence.

The session will:

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and your own hints and tips.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed to attend this session.

What is your digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles and much more. Further information and other workshop details can be found http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/projects/digital-footprint/eventshttp://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/projects/digital-footprint/events

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.