Module 5: Storage and Access of Digital Resources
This module will expand your understanding of digital storage and access with regard to a variety of files types and enabling platforms. It will hone your skills in storing and retrieving digital resources using various technologies. This module is intended to address both academic and administrative skills: these skills can be applied in your research, teaching and learning, and administration. With some universities already going ‘paperless’, existing institutional systems for teaching and learning and providing electronic library resources, are being supplemented by content management systems, platforms, and applications for storing and sharing resources between individuals and institutions, on institutional intranets and the internet and web. Some areas related to storage and access, such as Open Education Resources (Module 2) and Data Privacy (Module 4), have already been explored in the Digital Fluency suite of modules. By the end of this module, you will have expanded your knowledge base, and can apply new skills to many aspects of your working life. Note that this module may also be of interest to administrative staff at academic institutions.
Module Learning Objectives
Upon completing this module, learners are expected to have developed skills and knowledge related to:
- understanding concepts such as electronic library and content management systems;
- identifying different types of digital resources and how they can be accessed;
- using virtual-storage technologies in everyday life;
- sharing learning resources with others using ICT facilities; and
- demonstrating the ability to search for and access digital resources from the internet.
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