Digital Literacies   Skills for the future        Pat Parslowp.parslow@reading.ac.uk
On Blackboard…• SSEPart1-11-2NR: SSE Part 1• Post Exam Events• SSE All of Part 1 (Transition mentoring and  Digital Litera...
Skills for the future• Digital Literacies:   – Make your life easier   – Increase your employability   – Allow you to have...
Employability?
What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it!           Please fill in Question...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean thosecapabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for  living, learning ...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
How do you learn new digital skills?        License Some rights reserved by DeusXFlorida
Parrot fashionOr…Trial and errorNetworking – learning from friendsWeb searchesMethodical exploration of toolsTraining cour...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyloch/5180620832/ CC-BY-SA licencePirate LearningAssess, Analyse, Acquire, Articulate, Ref...
Why?Maybe a little motivational song…
The ‘Elevator pitch’:• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begvbqFA  YnM
The Digitally Ready project is funded by JISC and the University of ReadingNeither of those organisations is in any way re...
Learning goals• Understand need for continuous improvement  of digital literacies• Recognise importance of self assessment...
Need for continuous improvement of           digital literacies• Rapid rate of innovation• Adaptation of skills to new wor...
Importance of self assessment•   Provision of courses is sub-optimal•   You need to understand your own skills•   You need...
Importance of Digital Literacies for              Employability• e-Skills UK research reported in their ‘Technology  Insig...
Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)• AAAR!• Assess – yourself, and your needs• Analyse – the gaps between these two• Acquire...
And now…..• A chance to have a look at some of the  support materials• Make sure you are logged in to Blackboard first• ht...
What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it!           Please fill in Question...
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  1. 1. Digital Literacies Skills for the future Pat Parslowp.parslow@reading.ac.uk
  2. 2. On Blackboard…• SSEPart1-11-2NR: SSE Part 1• Post Exam Events• SSE All of Part 1 (Transition mentoring and Digital Literacy)• Digital Literacies
  3. 3. Skills for the future• Digital Literacies: – Make your life easier – Increase your employability – Allow you to have an Agile approach
  4. 4. Employability?
  5. 5. What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it! Please fill in Questionnaire 1 now
  6. 6. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  7. 7. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean thosecapabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  8. 8. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertakeacademic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personaldevelopment planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  9. 9. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digitalsociety: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  10. 10. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academicresearch, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  11. 11. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academicresearch, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  12. 12. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personaldevelopment planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  13. 13. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal developmentplanning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  14. 14. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal developmentplanning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  15. 15. How do you learn new digital skills? License Some rights reserved by DeusXFlorida
  16. 16. Parrot fashionOr…Trial and errorNetworking – learning from friendsWeb searchesMethodical exploration of toolsTraining courses …How do you work out the best way to learn, for you?
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyloch/5180620832/ CC-BY-SA licencePirate LearningAssess, Analyse, Acquire, Articulate, Reflect:AAAR!
  18. 18. Why?Maybe a little motivational song…
  19. 19. The ‘Elevator pitch’:• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begvbqFA YnM
  20. 20. The Digitally Ready project is funded by JISC and the University of ReadingNeither of those organisations is in any way responsible for this song!You are welcome to take the lyrics and make something better… (CC-SA)Lyrics and vocals by Pat Parslow (who has no shame), music by Microsoft Songsmith
  21. 21. Learning goals• Understand need for continuous improvement of digital literacies• Recognise importance of self assessment• Understand importance of Digital Literacies for Employability• Understand the Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)
  22. 22. Need for continuous improvement of digital literacies• Rapid rate of innovation• Adaptation of skills to new working environments• Always-beta style of software• Knock on effect to your learning in general…
  23. 23. Importance of self assessment• Provision of courses is sub-optimal• You need to understand your own skills• You need to be in charge of your learning• Understanding your “knowledge gaps” is critical
  24. 24. Importance of Digital Literacies for Employability• e-Skills UK research reported in their ‘Technology Insights 2011’ demonstrates the demand for digital literacies for employability:• Across the UK economy, 22 million people, 77% of the workforce, use IT in their jobs, and this will continue to rise. 92% of job advertisements require applicants to have basic IT skills and 1 in 10 UK businesses report gaps in IT user skills.• 1.5 million people in the UK are currently employed in the IT sector and 500,000 new staff will be required in this sector over the next 5 years.http://www.e-skills.com/research/research-publications/insights-reports-and-videos/technology-insights-2011/technology-insights-2011-key-findings
  25. 25. Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)• AAAR!• Assess – yourself, and your needs• Analyse – the gaps between these two• Acquire – gain skills and competencies• Articulate – communicate your skills to others• Reflect – on the process, how you can learn better
  26. 26. And now…..• A chance to have a look at some of the support materials• Make sure you are logged in to Blackboard first• https://reading-ac- uk.campuspack.eu/Groups/RDXPARSLOW- DEV/Digitally_Ready
  27. 27. What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it! Please fill in Questionnaire 2 now

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