Welcome to the Capstone Course “Critical Thinking and Problem Solving”. This is the final course in the JUMP program. The courses delivered throughout this programme were designed to address specific skills profiles considered relevant to the global online job market. This Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to reinforce and apply the knowledge and skills gained from the previous two courses to real-word job scenarios.
Digital Literacy goes beyond the skills and ability to utilize and manipulate digital tools, and includes transversal skills such as critical thinking and problem solving and understanding how to apply a digital skill-set and tools to real-world business scenarios. This Capstone course provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained from the previous two courses to real-word business scenarios, based on the requirements of prevalent online job prospects. Students also learn to use effective communication and collaborative techniques in tackling assigned business challenges.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Assess a problem situation and business needs and to identify, evaluate and select appropriate digital tools and possible technological responses to solve them.
- Assess a problem situation and business needs and select the appropriate digital tools and approaches to solve them.
- Demonstrate the effective application and use of various social media platforms applied to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tasks
Who is this course for?
This Capstone course was developed for the participants in the CW JUMP program and is designed for young persons and adults who have acquired knowledge or skills in using the Internet and other digital tools form the prior two courses.
What do I need to Know?
Students should have successfully completed all modules and assessment quizzes in the previous courses:
- Foundations of Being Digital
- Social Media & Web Applications
How long is this course?
The overall JUMP Program has been organized over 6 weeks and 3 courses. The courses are self-contained, but together they create a learning journey focused on getting you ready for the Digital economy. We’ve designed the courses to be as interactive as possible. Each self-directed course will take approximately 1.5 – 3 hours per module to complete, so you should be able to complete this Capstone course and module within 1 week.
However, you can study the course at your own pace and we’ve designed each course to be flexible so it fits with your schedule, and you can move ahead if you have time or catch up when you need to.
The Structure of the Course
The course consists of a single module that uses a fictional scenario to reinforce skills, techniques, tools and procedures associated with the online job role of “SEO Clerk + Online Ad Monitor”. The student is presented with a business scenario and a series of questions and tasks that they are required to carry out as they go through the scenario..
You must complete this module and the related exercises in order to successfully complete the JUMP course.