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Clues to Building Digital Literacy Capacity for our Community of Practice

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Edith Cowan University

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Mount Lawley, WA 6050

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Clues to Building Digital Literacy Capacity for our Community of Practice. The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly


Digital technology has exploded and is being continually modified since the new millennium. We find ourselves skyrocketing into an entirely new world of communication and information sharing. We now have the convenience of reaching out and connecting to friends, family and co-workers virtually instantaneously with the just a few clicks. This new constant connection has fundamentally changed the way we reach out to each other and our audiences. Because of continual digital modifications we must be agile and alert to utilizing better strategies and techniques to deliver information to improve health decision making by our citizens not only for today but also for the unforeseeable future.

This presentation using globally derived data will discuss the use of a variety of the most popular digital communication platforms from Facebook and Twitter to Wikipedia, their international effect on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and their potential impact for extending the global reach of our occupational and environmental health information and expanding the engagement with both health professionals and the general public. These challenges will be addressed by discussing a selection of case studies highlighting mechanisms and strategies to overcome communication barriers in the digital environment.

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