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  1. 1. This leaflet has been produced for the Digital Futures for Teacher Education project, part of UK Open Educational Resources Programme Phase Three. This project seeks to create materials (OERs) for trainee teachers and to develop guidance on digital literacy practice in teaching and learning in the school sector. For most up-to-date information about the project, please refer to the DeFT project blogReflexive questions - teachersThe project team would like to capture our ongoing reflections on how the project isimpact on our collective and individual understanding of digital literacy and OpenEducational Resources. In order to do this, we would like to ask if you would engage in anumber of reflections on what your understandings are and how they change as the projectdevelops. Therefore, at various points in the project, we will ask you to send us somereflections, based on a prompt question. You can respond either through sending written ororal (podcast or video) reflections. You may already be keeping ongoing reflexive notes/diaries as part of the project and you may wish to send us these - you do not need to dothis, of course, we would be happy for you to keep these private if you would prefer. Anynotes you send us may be used in reports and publications, but they will be anonymisedbefore being published if you would prefer that. Please note that all team members will betaking part in this process of reflection, as we feel it will be important to trace all of ourchanging understandings of digital literacy/OERs.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this process. Yourfirst/second/third/fourth (select as appropriate) question is below:Question DeadlineWhat understandings of digital literacy 30 April 2012underpin your work for the project? Whatdigital literacy skills/ knowledge andunderstanding does your project aim todevelop?How has your understanding of digital 31 May 2012literacy developed during the project?How has Digital Bloom influenced your 31 July 2012understanding and practice?What impact did the DeFT project have on 30 Sept 2012your understanding and practice of DL/OER?Please could you let us have your reflections/ comments by (insert date - see table above)This content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK:England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 1
  2. 2. Reflexive questions - tutorsThe project team would like to capture our ongoing reflections on how the project isimpact on our collective and individual understanding of digital literacy and OpenEducational Resources. In order to do this, we would like to ask if you would engage in anumber of reflections on what your understandings are and how they change as the projectdevelops. Therefore, at various points in the project, we will ask you to send us somereflections, based on a prompt question. You can respond either through sending written ororal (podcast or video) reflections. You may already be keeping ongoing reflexive notes/diaries as part of the project and you may wish to send us these - you do not need to dothis, of course, we would be happy for you to keep these private if you would prefer. Anynotes you send us may be used in reports and publications, but they will be anonymisedbefore being published if you would prefer that. Please note that all team members will betaking part in this process of reflection, as we feel it will be important to trace all of ourchanging understandings of digital literacy/OERs.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this process. Yourfirst/second/third (select as appropriate) question is below:Question DeadlineWhat understandings of digital literacy 30 April 2012underpin your work for the project? Whatdigital literacy skills/ knowledge andunderstanding does your project aim todevelop?How has your understanding of digital literacy 31 May 2012developed during the project?What impact did the DeFT project have on 30 Sept 2012your understanding and practice of DL/OER?Please could you let us have your reflections/ comments by (insert date - see table above)This content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK:England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 2
  3. 3. Reflexive questions - teamThe project team would like to capture our ongoing reflections on how the project isimpact on our collective and individual understanding of digital literacy and OpenEducational Resources. In order to do this, we would like to ask if you would engage in anumber of reflections on what your understandings are and how they change as the projectdevelops. Therefore, at various points in the project, we will ask you to send us somereflections, based on a prompt question. You can respond either through sending written ororal (podcast or video) reflections. You may already be keeping ongoing reflexive notes/diaries as part of the project and you may wish to send us these - you do not need to dothis, of course, we would be happy for you to keep these private if you would prefer. Anynotes you send us may be used in reports and publications, but they will be anonymisedbefore being published if you would prefer that. Please note that all team members will betaking part in this process of reflection, as we feel it will be important to trace all of ourchanging understandings of digital literacy/OERs.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this process. Yourfirst/second/third (select as appropriate) question is below:Question DeadlineWhat understandings of digital literacy 30 April 2012do you have? How do you conceive ofOERs? 31 May 2012How is the project impacting on yourunderstandings of DL/OER?What are your reflections on the 31 July 2012Digital Bloom showcase?What impact did the DeFT project 30 Sept 2012have on your understandings ofDL/OER?Please could you let us have your reflections/ comments by (insert date - see table above)This content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK:England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 3
  4. 4. Reflexive questions for the student teachersInformation for student teachers participating in the reflective task for theDeFT: Digital Futures in Teacher Education project.DeFT: Digital Futures in Teacher Education project is part of a larger UK Open EducationalResources initiative. The aim of the project is to develop online-based resources addressingthe opportunities and challenges of embedding digital literacies within teacher education,where reflection is a key element of project methodology.The DeFT project team would like to capture individual and collective attitudes andapproaches towards digital literacy in the context of professional practice. In order to dothis, we would like to ask for your reflections on the process of being involved with the"Teach in Sheffield" project. The questions are listed below. You can respond to theprompts through written or podcast/video reflections. If you do send a digital or audiorecording, we would be grateful if you could include a transcription of your words. Thesereflections do not need to be more than 500 words/ 1-2 minutes recording. Any notes yousend us may be used in reports and publications, but they will be anonymised before anyfuture use so that you will not be identified.We appreciate the time you give us, and value your contributions, and as recognition of thiswould like to offer each member of the group a £10 Amazon voucher, this will be after yousend your completed reflections (together with transcript) at the end of the "Teach inSheffield" project to Nicky Watts n.watts@shu.ac.uk by 30th June. • Question 1 (at the beginning of the "Teach in Sheffield" project): How do you define digital literacy in your personal and professional context? • Question 2 (as soon as possible after filming for "Teach in Sheffield" project): How would you describe your attitude towards digital tools/digital technology at this point in the project? • Question 3 (after 20th June - at the end of the project) : Have your understandings of digital literacy changed after participating in the "Teach in Sheffield" project? If so, how? If not, why not?If you want to find out more about the project, please visit our bloghttp://deftoer3.wordpress.com. If you have any further queries, feel free to contact NickyWatts n.watts@shu.ac.uk or Anna Gruszczynska a.gruszczynska@shu.ac.ukThis content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK:England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 4

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