Chances are, we are spending more time online and on screens than we ever have before. Our digital lives have transformed a great deal in a short amount of time, and we can sometimes struggle to make sense of what it all means for us.
Individuals and organisations now face the challenge of finding a healthy balance between productivity and downtime. How can we adapt to changes in our digital lives, while remaining healthy and happy? What habits can help us get the most out of our time and energy online? How can we best manage digital wellbeing while maintaining productive digital habits? And how can individuals, teams, businesses, and institutions learn from research-based knowledge to create digital habits and skills to help us flourish together?
This course draws on insights from business, psychology, philosophy, and the tech industry to help you develop digital habits and routines that work for your lifestyle. It will also help teachers and leaders to think about how to build good habits in others in their organisations and teams.
In this course, you will get many opportunities to learn by doing. You’ll get to experiment with numerous tools designed to help better understand and shape your habits in your digital work and life. You will be equipped with skills around developing a digital life plan to cultivate lasting habits of productivity and wellbeing.
The course instructor, Tyler Shores, manages the innovative ThinkLab research program at the University of Cambridge, and is a Senior Research Associate at the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College. His research focuses on digital habits, social media, and how digital environments shape how we work and think. Prior to Cambridge, Tyler worked in online education at Stanford University, served as a director at an international education nonprofit organisation, and worked at the Google world headquarters in Mountain View, California while running the Authors@Google program.
In this short introductory course, you will undertake a process of reflection and strategic development, constructing a digital wellbeing plan for you and/or your team based on:
- An understanding of available tools that can help optimise the time spent online at work and in our wider lives.
- An existing habits analysis that will help craft a productivity and wellbeing routine for yourself and others.
- A more in-depth understanding of some of the values and habits that drive our behaviour online, as well as a greater sense of autonomy about what we can control and change while online.
- Top tips from world-leading experts who have discovered and created strategies for themselves and with organisations, exploring what they have found drives surviving and thriving in the online world.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes