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Building the Blackboard foundations for a digitally literate university, presentation for the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference, Dublin, April - May 2014, Sarah Horrigan, University of Derby

Building the Blackboard foundations for a digitally literate university, presentation for the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference, Dublin, April - May 2014, Sarah Horrigan, University of Derby

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  • Should the impact be that it taps into some element of practice that will effectively make a difference? Should we be producing students and staff who are digitally literate?
  • Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41604911@N08/4751558220/">Chris JL</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>Defining a particular set of capabilities as a &apos;literacy&apos; means that: they are a pre-requisite or foundation for other capabilities; they are critical to an individual&apos;s life chances; they are essential to the making and sharing of culturally significant meanings; as a result, there is or should be a society-wide entitlement to these capabilities at some level.JISC, 2011, Developing digital literacies: Briefing Paper in support of JISC Grant Funding 4/11, available from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/funding/2011/04/Briefingpaper.pdf, date accessed 19th December 2013
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Building the Blackboard foundations for a digitally literate university Building the Blackboard foundations for a digitally literate university Presentation Transcript

  • Building the Blackboard Foundations For a digitally literate university SARAH HORRIGAN Senior Learning Technology Advisor University of Derby
  • ABOUT ME SARAH HORRIGAN Senior Learning Technology Advisor University of Derby s.horrigan@derby.ac.uk
  • ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY University of Derby 22,000 students (HE and FE) 2,000 members of staff Supported by a central TEL team of 20, working with IT Services to support Blackboard
  • WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TODAY 3 main things…
  • WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TODAY 1. The impact of Blackboard goes beyond bits and bytes 2. To build digital practice you have to understand it first 3. Unpick what constitutes good practice and systematically look for it
  • OUR CHALLENGE What do we mean by IMPACT?
  • What does impact look like? Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61243293@N00/3876648568/
  • What questions should we ask?
  • Image source: http://xkcd.com/1289/
  • BACKGROUND Threshold standard Benchmarking ‘Improving the quality of eLearning’ What doing?
  • Are we digitally literate?
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41604911@N08/4751558220 “digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society” - JISC, 2011
  • DIGITAL LITERACY Attributes/ identities Practices Skills Functional access DIGITAL LITERACY FRAMEWORK, Beetham and Sharpe (2010)
  • OUR SOLUTION What do we mean by IMPACT?
  • University of Derby Threshold Standards
  • Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric
  • 3Es Framework (2011) Edinburgh Napier University
  • Analysis Design Testing Standardisation Application THE PROCESS
  • WHAT DID WE DISCOVER? Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66603426@N05/6691220069/
  • LOTS OF TUMBLEWEED MOMENTS Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47223993@N03/6336363394
  • LOTS OF “STUFF”
  • NOT LOTS OF INTERACTION Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62457680@N00/480700277
  • THE PARADOX OF PRACTICE Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pensiero/9683138961
  • THE PARADOX OF PRIORITY
  • THE PARADOX OF CONFORMITY
  • … AND DIGITAL LITERACY? Attributes/ identities Practices Skills Functional access DIGITAL LITERACY FRAMEWORK, Beetham and Sharpe (2010)
  • … WE FOUND GAPS… DIGITAL LITERACY FRAMEWORK, Beetham and Sharpe (2010) ? Practices ? Functional access
  • SO
  • WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT ALL THIS?
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  • DO THIS NEXT Combine what people are doing with what Blackboard can do to get a sense of the state of digital literacy
  • DO THIS NEXT … and then you can really start to move digital practice forward
  • THANK YOU! SARAH HORRIGAN Senior Learning Technology Advisor University of Derby s.horrigan@derby.ac.uk