About the Exeter Cascade Project Presenters | Date
The context Exeter a research-intensive university specialising in research-led teaching History of successful initiatives led by students as change agents High-achieving staff and students who may prefer traditional research and teaching environments New campus developments including Forum building with innovative teaching spaces Opportunities to work with new programmes e.g. interdisciplinary Visual Culture
The programme JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme 2011-13 Funding for 12 institutional projects – different aspects of digital capability – different strategic approaches Partnership with national professional bodies: – Exeter working closely with Vitae, ALDinHE and the SW Doctoral Training Centre Projects sharing ideas and outcomes in cluster groups – Exeter working with the Universities of Bath, Reading and Oxford Brookes
Generic aim to design and implement a range of innovative strategies and curriculum activitieswhich ensure that researchers, students and staff develop their digital capabilities in the context of their own disciplines
Critical values Digital scholarship Knowledge practices that support learning, teaching and research, focusing on how knowledge is generated, grown, shared, critiqued and communicated in the discipline Collaboration Activities designed and led by staff and PGRs, following consultation about the meaning of digital literacy in the context of different disciplines and professions Students as change agents Postgraduate students are key agents of change in this area, as early-career researchers, digital natives, and emerging teachers.
Activities Baselining the situation as is, and priorities for change Developing people working with 8-10 postgraduate researchers to develop their digital capability and local influence Developing the curriculum working in at least 15 taught programmes to embed authentic, research-rich activities that enhance digital scholarship Developing know-how building online resources, modules and sessions, a digital literacy framework, and new capabilities among professional services
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