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Bryn Mawr College’s Digital Competencies Digital Survival Skills

1.1 Networks and file management

1.2 Metacognition and life-long learning

1.3 Troubleshooting

1.4 Managing digital identity, privacy and security

1.5 Strategic web and database searching

Digital Communication

2.1 Collaborative communication

2.2 Digital writing and publishing

2.3 Audiovisual analysis and production

Data Management and Preservation

3.1 Electronic data collection

3.2 Privacy, security and preservation

3.4 Metadata

3.3 Cleaning, organizing, and managing data

Data Analysis and Presentation

4.1 Data queries and reporting

4.2 Data analysis

4.3 Critical data visualization

Critical Making, Design and Development

5.1 Algorithmic thinking/coding

5.2 Design thinking

5.3 Project management

5.4 Digital research and scholarship


Bryn Mawr College’s Digital Competencies Digital Survival Skills 1.1 Networks and file management: • Set up your accounts • Organize your files • Connect to Wi-Fi 1.2 Metacognition and life-long learning: • Reflect on your knowledge/interests • Seek learning opportunities 1.3 Troubleshooting: • Develop strategies for solving common problems • Diagnose issues • Find help 1.4 Managing digital identity, privacy and security: • Manage social media accounts • Keep personal info safe • Think critically about digital publishing business policies 1.5 Strategic web and database searching: • Learn how search algorithms work • Use academic databases

Digital Communication 2.1 Collaborative communication: • Edit collaboratively • Post on online message boards • Chat and make video calls online 2.2 Digital writing and publishing: • Write and format blogs • Make interactive documents • Maintain a website and/or personal or professional social media accounts 2.3 Audiovisual analysis and production: • Analyze image/film/audio • Tell stories through podcasts or videos

Data Management and Preservation 3.1 Electronic data collection: • Collect data with surveys or audiovisual recording • Raise your awareness on the ethical and legal uses of data 3.2 Privacy, security and preservation: • Secure devices and accounts • Protect your data against theft or loss • Protect sensitive information 3.3 Cleaning, organizing, and managing data: • Reorder or alter data to make it more useful • Keep backups • Distinguish between different versions 3.4 Metadata: • Find open-access images • Use tagging to organize or find digital objects

Data Analysis and Presentation 4.1 Data queries and reporting: • Create and manipulate data with specialty programs/software • Learn how to sort through databases to find relevant information 4.2 Data analysis: • Find patterns in information • Use coded instructions to find trends 4.3 Critical data visualization: • Present data visually • Critically read charts, graphs, timelines, etc.

Critical Making, Design and Development 5.1 Algorithmic thinking/coding: • Use a coding language to give machines instructions • Understand or explain coded language 5.2 Design thinking: • Problem-solve through testing and re-testing solutions • Prototype • Develop creative ways to meet goals 5.3 Project management: • Scope project goals, budget, timelines • Organize collaborators 5.4 Digital research and scholarship: • Learn about emerging academic research methodologies • Develop experience using technology in creative ways in academic work

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