What is a digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles, and much more.
Read the Digital Footprint document on e-Professionalism
Google yourself. Go to Google.com, type in your name, and see what results come up. Are the results as expected?
Free Online Course
If you would like to learn more about Digital Footprints you can register and participate in the short 3-week Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)
The MOOC focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing your privacy, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (e-professionalism). By the end of the MOOC you should be equipped to ensure that your digital footprint works for you, whether you want to be more private online, or are looking to create a more effective and impactful presence.
The MOOC is run repeatedly throughout the year so you can sign up and join in any time.
Go to the Digital Footprint MOOC