Living in a Digital World: Identity & Connectivity

Author: Kai Obermüller, TH
Offering Institution: Technische Hochschule Lübeck
Course Language: English
Field of Knowledge: Preparation Courses Free of Charge
Average Workload: 30 Hours Free of Charge Enrol

What awaits you in this course?

The use of digital content has now arrived in all aspects of everyday life. Thanks to smartphones, laptops and computers, we are always accessible. In this course you will learn how to benefit from the internet - in terms of searching for information, sharing and reusing content and reflecting one's online identity.

What can you learn in this course?

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • search effectively for information in print and text formats, blogs, microblogs by developing a critical perspective
  • explain intellectual property and the basics of copyright and open access
  • create and share relevant information and use emerging technologies to do so
  • reflect on how you currently use, share, remix, and distribute information
  • describe your goals when using the www
  • reflect upon how they are perceived in the www
  • consider your own online social identity, and the social identity or identities of others
  • switch between professional and private identity


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Copyright and Licensing
  • Resources and search services
  • Creating and sharing resources
  • Digital footprints
  • Digital identities

Further authors

Kai Obermüller

Hello, I'm Kai!

I studied mathematics and chemistry as a teacher and currently work as a freelance writer. MOOCs have occupied me for more than five years, at that time mainly as a participant. For two years now I have also been creating courses on oncampus, among others for Kiron University.

I would say that I live very digitally - my smartphone and my computer are almost rooted in me. Even as a teenager I gave computer courses for interested people - at a time when computers had to be connected with coaxial cables. (If you don't know that any more, that was really a long time ago!) Today it's my concern to convey to my students that this world out there also has a digital level.

Confirmation of participation

In this course, you can earn Badges and Training certificate.


Creative Commons