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  • The importance of e-presence and communications is crucial nowadays, in a 21st century which challenges us with the rapid growth of technologies. 

    This course consists of 5 modules. We invite you to introduce yourself, go through the course materials at your own pace and take the assessments at your convenience. After completing all the steps, you can download your course completion certificate.

    We wish you happy learning!

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      Welcome to the first discussion forum of our "e-Presence and Communications" online course.

      Take a minute to introduce yourself to your trainers and peers.

      Task 1. Answer to at least two of your colleagues' posts. Click the Reply button to enter your response. 

      Task 2. Create a new discussion topic to introduce yourself. Click the Add a new discussion topic button to post to discussion. Write your name and country in the Subject.

  • Module 1. e-Presence and Communications

    The module “e-Presence and Communications” is very important. It deals with competencies related to online communication and interaction with others through virtual social spaces. 

    More and more people are spending a greater part of their lives online for many reasons that expand beyond work and entertainment. Maintaining an active online presence, in turn, becomes increasingly important in terms of both work and personal life. Knowing how to communicate and address issues related to one’s virtual profile as well as image is among the top eSkill’s that people, especially young ones should master.

    The Digital Citizenship Educational Handbook of the Council of Europe defines e-presence:

    … how you maintain your presence online and extends to your personal and interpersonal qualities that guide you in maintaining your digital reputation and digital identity. The extent and quality of your online presence can be found via a search online using your name or other personally identifiable information. Depending on the type of communications that you have engaged in, your e-presence can be negative or positive and, depending upon your social and cognitive skills for crafting your digital reputation, this can also boost or impede your e-presence.

    Likewise, communication within this context is defined as:

      interactions, ideas, images, videos and pieces of information that you share and exchange with others through virtual social spaces. Obviously, communications can be offline as well as online, and online communications can spill over to offline and vice versa…”.

    Taken together e-presence and communication are effectively two parts that make a whole. One will affect the other and vice versa as based on the communication style you use your e-presence will be viewed in a certain light while how you aspire to be viewed will affect how you choose to communicate. This is very important as combining the two will amount to your online persona or avatar of sorts which is not always the same as your physical persona.

    As such, the course will impart to participants those necessary skills to fulfil this competence.  It will teach learners how to optimize their presence while Improving overall communication skills. It will further instruct learners on how to strategically approach e-presence and communication and imbue them with a sense of net morality while ensuring they can remain safe when employing their e-personas. However, the outputs of the course do not limit themselves to the digital world alone.

    These skills have also many positive spillovers into their physical world.  As such learners will be more apt to address real-life situations by being better able to respond and communicate their meaning. Furthermore, they will be able to perform related daily tasks more efficiently utilizing the best practices learned through this course and translating them into the physical world.

    The range of topics covered is broad and includes such themes as:

    ■        What is e-presence?

    ■        How does it differ from physical presence?

    ■        How is e-presence and physical presence combined

    ■        Verbal Communication

    ■        Nonverbal communication

    ■        Communication in the digital era

    ■        How does communication affect e-presence and vice versa?

    ■        Best practices on optimizing e-presence and communication

    ■        Visual presence

    Using the knowledge obtained from this course, trainees will learn How to stay safer online and maximize their e-presence results by optimizing and using communication techniques and strategies.


  • Forum activity 1. Introducing e-Presence

    Objectives:

    -          Identify the e-presence of your role model or favourite person

    -          give feedback on whether their e-presence matches with what you had in mind

    You may write down all the relevant material that you find.

    Tasks:

    -          Search the net for the e-presence of your role model or favourite person such as an actor

    -          Write down if you encountered any surprises or not


  • Assessment 1

  • Module 2. Introducing Communication




    This topic deals with the fundamentals of communication as a general concept. It touches upon such issues as what is communication, why it’s important as well as the types of communication that exist. Students are guided to understand that improving communication skills is essential.

    Key Takeaways:

    ■        Understand what is verbal, nonverbal and written communication

    ■        Discover the ways they are combined



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  • Forum activity 2. Introducing Communication


    Objectives:

    -          Share any strange customs or norms you are aware of

    -          Give feedback

    You may write down any strange customs or norms you know of from any country and provide your input on why you think they came to be

    Tasks:

    -          Write down any strange customs or norms

    -          Write down why you believe they exist or what purpose you think they serve

     



  • Assessment 2

  • Module 3. e-Presence and Communication




    This topic deals with the connection between e-presence and communication. It touches upon such issues as how the two interact, why it’s important to understand their relationship as well as exploring its effect on the physical world and each other. Students are guided to understand that e-presence and communication must be understood together.


    Key Takeaways:

    ■        Understand how e-presence and communication work together

    ■        Discover how to combine them

     




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  • Forum activity 3. e-Presence and Communication


    Objectives:

    -          Share different types of online personas that you like or dislike

    -          give feedback on why you think that is

    You may write down any online personas you are fun of or that don’t like.

    Tasks:

    -          Write down examples of online personas whether famous or infamous

    -          Write down why you think the appeal to people


  • Assessment 3

  • Module 4. Optimizing e-presence and communication


    This topic deals with how to best go about improving your online presence. It touches upon such issues as best practices in the area, what is the difference between visual and non-visual presence as well as exploring its effect on each other. Students are guided to understand that their e-presence should take a strategic direction by them.

    Key Takeaways: 

    ■        Understand what is verbal, nonverbal and written communication

    ■        Discover the ways they are combined




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  • Forum activity 4. Optimizing e-presence and communication


    Objectives:

    -          Share different types of miscommunication you know of

    -          These could be personal or well-known ones

    You may write down any instance of miscommunication you are aware of.

    Tasks:

    -          Write down instances of miscommunication

    -          Provide feedback


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  • Assessment 4

  • Module 5. e-Presence and communication safety



    This topic deals with the fundamentals of e-presence and communication safety in general. It touches upon such issues as how to stay moral and avoid improper behaviours online, as well as exploit the kind of remedies one can avail to themselves or others. Students are guided to understand that knowledge is essential to these.


    Key Takeaways:

    ■        Understand how to stay safe and protect others

    ■        Discover the ways you can do this


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  • Forum activity 5. e-Presence and communication safety


    Objectives:

    -          Share different types of unethical or improper behaviour you know of

    -          These could be personal or well-known cases

    You may write down any instance of unethical or improper behaviour you are aware of.

    Tasks:

    -          Write down instances of unethical or improper behaviour

    -          Provide feedback


  • Assessment 5

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade
      • Gain your fifth Badge "Maestro"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your fifth badge, which is the last badge available for this course.

  • Course completion certificate

    You have reached the end of the course.

    Congratulations for going through all the online course modules!

    The link "Download your certificate for the e-Presence and Communications course", will be available upon completing all the tasks listed below.

  • Acknowledgement, Disclaimer and Copyright notice

    Acknowledgement. This learning material has received funding from the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement 2019-3-RO01-KA205-078053, “Strategic partnership to develop open educational resources for teaching digital citizenship - DIGCIT”.

    Disclaimer. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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