Digital thinking: working with staff to embed information and digital literacy Helen Beetham, JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme Dr Alan Masson and Catherine O’Donnell, Viewpoints Project, University of Ulster 17 th November 2011.
Introduction: supporting teachers & learners in the digital age.
An introduction to Viewpoints.
Hands-on Viewpoints Information Skills (Digital Literacy) themed workshop.
Consolidation/discussion: sharing ideas for use of these resources.
More information and close.
Introduction: supporting teachers & learners in the digital age
Learners' experiences of e-Learning 2006/08
Learning Literacies in a Digital Age 2009
Supporting Learners in a Digital Age 2010
Digital capability has lifelong, lifewide impact
Students may not transfer personal/social ICT skills readily to study environments
Creativity and confidence of teaching staff are key
Learners develop through authentic tasks in meaningful situations
Digital capability needs to be integrated
A short video introduction on YouTube: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Ux0Bv7fRrQI An Introduction to Viewpoints
Viewpoints is a JISC funded curriculum design project.
It has a remit to create a series of reflective tools to promote & enhance effective curriculum design.
The tools use a learner timeline with established pedagogical principles and ideas as prompts to help staff consider areas of their curriculum while considering the learner perspective .
Inform, inspire and plan.
There are benefits for
Assessment and feedback,
Learner engagement and
Creativity and innovation.
Course and module.
Viewpoints 3 Part Framework
Information Skills Theme
SCONUL 7 Pillars ( http:// www.sconul.ac.uk )
Define the task and understand the topic.
Identify appropriate resources.
Find and extract information.
Compare and analyse information.
Organise and share information ethically.
Interpret information and create new content.
*Implementation ideas for each principle on back of cards.
Assessment and Feedback Theme
REAP ( http:// www.reap.ac.uk / )
Clarify good performance.
Encourage time and effort on task.
Deliver high quality feedback.
Provide opportunities to act on feedback.
Encourage interaction and dialogue.
Develop self-assessment and reflection.
Give assessment choice.
Encourage positive motivational beliefs.
Inform and shape your teaching.
*Implementation ideas for each principle on back of cards.
Learner Engagement Theme
The principles of learner engagement are based upon the 8 Learning Events Model developed by LabSET , University of Liège , Belgium .
*Implementation ideas for each principle
on back of cards.
Creativity and Innovation Theme
CHEP creativity working group ( http:// www.ulster.ac.uk/centrehep/creativity_curriculum.html )
‘ Open-box’ modules.
‘ Real-life’ learning situations.
Novel approaches to learning.
Assessment that focuses on process.
Use of debates.
Beyond the discipline.
*Implementation ideas for each principle on back of card have still to be added.
Course Level Perspective Supports those who wish to look at Course View.
A Course Level Worksheet Example
Module Level Perspective Supports those who wish to look at Module View.
A Module Level Worksheet Example
Sample finished worksheets
Viewpoints Information Skills Workshop
An opportunity for you to take part in an Information Skills themed workshop.
Group 1 - Year 1: Help year 1 students with their transition to higher education
Group 2 - Year 2: Enhance the quality of the student learning experience for year 2 students
Group 3 - Year 3: Increase employability of final year students and develop life-long learning skills
Group 4 – Postgraduate: Raise postgraduate dissertation standards
Task 1 (5 minutes)
Consider your group scenario and record your objective(s).
Task 2 – Select principles (5 minutes)
Choose any cards you think might help you address your group’s objective(s).
Place the cards on the student timeline, where your group thinks relevant, considering the student perspective .
Task 4 – Select implementation ideas and tailor a solution (20 minutes)
Turn over the most important card(s) and select ideas.
Add own ideas or comments in order to tailor the examples.
N ote any overall action points and reflections.
Task 5 - Share outputs and feedback (10 mins)
One or two members from each group briefly feed back your key findings / experiences of using the Information skills theme to consider your group objective(s) .
Brief sharing of experiences and evaluation findings from Viewpoints Project.
Shared meanings and priorities
Interactive and engaging
Informative and supporting
Helps build effective teams
“ Thought provoking.”
“ Good to see the plan in front of you.”
“ Short sessions exploring ideas - very useful.”
“ Enjoyed it – not too time-consuming and time used very well.”
“ Good material supplied to encourage wider consideration.” "Got the team to brainstorm about the way forward in relation to creativity.”
“ Better face to face interaction with course team.”
“ Easy tool – visually descriptive, illustrative” “… Resources excellent prompts” “ Suggestion cards act as a good prompt” “ Cards aided formulation of ideas” “ Accessible and easy to use. Comprehensive and guiding.” “ Look at the holistic approach.” “Group participation/engagement on ideas” “ Being given the time to reflect.” “ Useful prompts and discussion.” Some Quotes
The experience at Exeter Research-based institution, research-intensive teaching methods Focus on PGRs as change agents Materials to support thinking about digital research practice... … adapted for use in UG teaching contexts
Consolidation/discussion How could you use these resources in your own institution? What aspects of digital capability are not covered here? What ideas do you have for integrating digital and information literacies into the curriculum?
Further information JISC Digital Literacies http:// www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies JISC Digital Literacies Worshop materials http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/40474566/JISC-Digital-Literacy-Workshop-materials Helen Beetham, Consultant: H.Beetham@Exeter.ac.uk Viewpoints project blog: http:// viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk Viewpoints resources site: http:// viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk /resources Dr Alan Masson, Project Director - [email_address] Catherine O’Donnell, Academic E-Learning Consultant - [email_address]
Further information JISC Digital Literacies http:// www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies JISC Digital Literacies Workshop materials http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/40474566/JISC-Digital-Literacy-Workshop-materials Helen Beetham, JISC - <> Viewpoints project blog: http:// viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk Viewpoints resources site: http:// viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk /resources Dr Alan Masson, Project Director - [email_address] Catherine O’Donnell, Academic E-Learning Consultant - [email_address]