Embedding Digital Literacy at Leeds Metropolitan University:resourcing the curriculum by Erin Nephin
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Presentation delivered by Erin Nephin at Can You Dig Lit? event at York St. John University, 14th November 2013, on behalf of the ARLG Yorkshire & Humberside branch

Presentation delivered by Erin Nephin at Can You Dig Lit? event at York St. John University, 14th November 2013, on behalf of the ARLG Yorkshire & Humberside branch

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  • How we arrived at our definitionUG/PG curriculum review; ALs as global reviewers; huge opportunity to embed digital literacy skills development within the curriculum, and also to ensure that resource lists were up to date, and reflected our electronic as well as our print contentTypes of staff development we offered during the period of the reviewWe already had some good content, and were well embedded in some areas; ALs were able to point to work they were already doing with other curriculum areas and extend this across the pieceInitial evaluation – i-book
  • Centre for Learning and Teaching – comprehensive guidance on how to embed DLS4L – lens on graduate attributes, including DLRepository – points to GAs and gathers together materials that are already in there

Embedding Digital Literacy at Leeds Metropolitan University:resourcing the curriculum by Erin Nephin Embedding Digital Literacy at Leeds Metropolitan University:resourcing the curriculum by Erin Nephin Presentation Transcript

  • Embedding Digital Literacy at Leeds Metropolitan University: Resourcing the Curriculum Erin Nephin Library Academic Support Team Manager
  • In this Session • How the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Curriculum review gave opportunities to embed digital literacy; • The implementation our Core Content Modules with the launch of digital literacy as a graduate attribute; • Use of core modules by academic staff; • Feedback on lessons learned
  • The story so far… • Definition of “Digital Literacy” at Leeds Metropolitan • The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Curriculum reviews • Initial staff support and development • Employability and Digital Literacy– Year 1
  • Initial Phase (DL and Employability) • Aimed at students, as part of the Employability and Enterprise Fortnight (now “Futures Fest”) • Sessions on using research skills in employment and how digital literacy can increase employability • Delivered by Academic Librarians, with input from Academics and Careers.
  • Digital Literacy and Employability
  • Needs identified in Phase 2: • Academic Staff requested help in promoting and improving their own digital literacy skills • Need for greater use of non-print based resources as part of the refocused curriculum • Opportunity for Libraries and Learning Innovation to meet these needs and promote existing services
  • Support Mechanisms • • • • Centre for Teaching and Learning Skills for Learning Collections in the University Repository Academic Librarians
  • Need for Generic Modules • UG and PG Reviews indicated common modules which could benefit from a “Core set” of resources • Project was proposed and set up to address this via the introduction of generic modules in Research Methods and Managing Projects aimed at staff
  • Project Group Formed • Chaired by Associate Director of LLI • Members included: – Head of Curriculum Development and Review – Academic Staff – Learning Technologists – Academic Librarians
  • Core Content Design
  • Included Resources
  • Pilot and Promotion • Basic design and initial content reviewed by staff involved in research methods and project management modules • Promoted via hands-on “road-shows” and at the Course Leaders conference where the modules were demonstrated and feedback was obtained
  • Feedback so far • Well received, content has already been duplicated in a number of modules and is the spine of a new distance course • Word of mouth spread quickly, with initial cohort of academics promoting and training colleagues in the use of the modules • Requests received for involvement in future modules
  • Next Steps • Online Learning Resources Strategy • New Digital Skills workshops • Creation of new “Little Book of Project Management” & interactive resource • New modules in Strategic Management and Introduction to Marketing to be created in 2013/14.
  • Reaching Further • The possibility of collaboration with other librarians in the sharing/creation of resources • Facilitation of exchange of “hands-on” activities for use (and re-use) in the classroom Is there a need for a core-content modules amongst Academic Librarians?
  • Questions? Erin Nephin e.nephin@leedsmet.ac.uk