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What type of Digital Learner are you?

Complete this short quiz to reveal your personalised digital learner profile, complete with tips on how to improve your practice...

Wherever I choose to study, I have access to the files and notes I need
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I actively make space or time when I am free from digital technology
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I have my own blog or I regularly comment on other people’s blogs
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I have the mobile phone numbers of people in my study group so we can text or chat about course work
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I would be quite happy to take part in a seminar using skype/video conference, or in an online conference environment
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I love my digital devices and I’m always looking for new ways I can use them
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I’m excited at the prospect of working with technology in my career
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I like to learn from videos (e.g. TED talks) and podcasts (e.g. recorded lectures)
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I have made a point of developing ICT skills during my studies – it might make the difference at a job interview
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I record and upload my own digital media (video, music, photos, presentations) e.g. to YouTube or Slideshare
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I expect my degree to equip me with up-to-date skills for the digital economy
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I use my digital devices to make good use of travelling time.
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I like to include graphics, video and animations in my presentations
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

Other students look to me for advice about using technology
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I know the difference between Google scholar and Google books – and use both to find resources
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I use twitter to follow academics, opinion leaders and/or professionals in my subject area
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I set aside a time in the day to deal with email and update social networks, otherwise it would be too much of a distraction
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I think about how I appear online, e.g. to prospective employers, and manage my identity carefully
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

The most important question I ask of any technology is whether it will save me time.
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I manage all my appointments and tasks using an online diary or planner
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I’m confident that I can judge whether information I find online is academically credible
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I take part in political or community activities via web or mobile e.g. signing petitions, coordinating events, sharing information
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I use LinkedIn or similar professional network
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

Use of technology is changing my subject area very significantly
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I use my social networks (e.g. Facebook) to talk about classes and assignments
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I’m confident that I can use Athens/JSTOR/the library catalogue to find the information I need
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I am never without my digital music
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I would actively choose a course option that required me to learn a new digital device or system
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I would choose to meet somebody face to face rather than email or meet online
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

It is possible to succeed in my subject area without using digital technology
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I always have my web browser open when I am at a computer
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

It is very important to me that my degree equips me to work in other countries/cultures
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I browse and download apps that I think will help with my learning
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I have a good system for managing the information and references that I find through searches
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

Thanks to my social networks I am in touch with people in other countries who I would never otherwise have met
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I worry about the risks of being so dependent on digital technology
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I have an electronic CV or portfolio which I keep up to date
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

For me, digital communities are more valuable than digital information
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I find digital technology a source of unhelpful distraction when I’m trying to study
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

I am regularly in contact with friends/family in other countries using skype or similar
Not true of me       Somewhat or sometimes true of me       Definitely true of me

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