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Digital literacy - Future Learning & Digital Student conference

  1. 1. Digital Literacy It's not just for students...
  2. 2. Layout Introduction The project beginnings What digital literacy? The project today and u can't see me I iz in ur mind
  3. 3. Introductions Who am I? Nigel Robertson Waikato Centre for eLearning Centre for Tertiary Teaching & Learning Waikato University
  4. 4. Introductions Also known as easegill @easegill about.me/easegill
  5. 5. Introductions Where did I come from? Edinburgh By Stuart Caie from Edinburgh, Scotland (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  6. 6. Introductions Where did I come from? Via the Yorkshire Dales http://www.flickr.com/photos/acradenia/2580545327 Ingleborough by Acradenia, on Flickr CC-BY
  7. 7. Introductions Now living in Hamilton Kirikiriroa The Tron http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluepolaris/4588591079 Waikato Hospital by blue polaris CC-BY-NC-ND
  8. 8. Why did we start?
  9. 9. The workplace environment Conceptual thresholds We all have gaps in our understanding. For some staff these gaps are sometimes significant
  10. 10. The workplace environment Transferability There exists a block in ability to transfer skills from one discipline to another ...or from application to application
  11. 11. Responsibility Locus "We have a responsibility for what we do, but also for what we don't do." There was an attitude among some that suggested they felt no responsibility for their own digital literacy
  12. 12. http://scoop.intel.com/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute/
  13. 13. Or social software being used in education ...
  14. 14. Horizon Report NZ 2011 Digital literacy is a key skill in every discipline and profession Most academics are not using new and compelling technologies for learning & teaching, nor for their own research The abundance of resources & relationships easily accessible via the Internet challenges us to revisit our roles as educators
  15. 15. What is digital literacy?Some rights reserved by hugojcardoso
  16. 16. http://youtu.be/-ikL9479YDg
  17. 17. "Digital Literacy is about mastering ideas, not keystrokes" Gilster, 1997
  18. 18. "Digital Literacy is a condition, not a threshold" Martin, 2006
  19. 19. <literate></illiterate> "It is really not possible to speak of illiterate and literate persons as two distinct categories" (unesco 1957) Source http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2011/11/22/how-to-develop-digital-literacies-in-yourself-and-others-presentation/#.UGEM26T9F60
  20. 20. "Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society" JISC
  21. 21. Elements
  22. 22. Preparing the ground Observation and Discussion Engaged key senior leaders Project Proposal Steering Committee
  23. 23. Digital Literacy Project - Intentions Develop staff digital literacy Confident & agile Lifelong learning "This is critical for our university today"
  24. 24. Senior Management Support Vice Chancellor Deputy VC Assistant VC Operations Directors and Deans “The university is a learning organisation - we want agile, curious, playful, enquiring, confident staff and students who embrace technology as part of a life-long journey.” Vice Chancellor, Roy Crawford
  25. 25. Focus on Staff "But you're not doing anything for students!" • Students will not automatically be digitally literate • Student engagement and access to learning will inevitably involve some technology • Staff need to be role models for our students
  26. 26. We are all Natives
  27. 27. Structural change Internet charging Job descriptions IT - From Min to Max
  28. 28. Support shift - encouraging self agency Do I already know the answer? Self paced video help Just in time support Explicit help Image courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and a CC licence http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4246081958/
  29. 29. Workshops Not 'training' Participatory, conversational, task based Topic change Help me, help myself - Finding answers in a digital world: Helping you to find answers to your computing questions. Social Media: Find out how Social Media, Facebook, Twitter and Yammer are being used for Teaching and Learning, Research and PD. Net Safety: Understand what the online risks are, and the clues that will help you identify scams and potential online threats. Mobile Technologies: Where do they fit? Google Docs - The Whole Story: Learning through narrative
  30. 30. Speed Seminars Short 101 taster sessions e-books Twitter as a learning and teaching feedback tool Google Drive - What is it? Twitter as a professional learning network Creative Commons - What is it? Databases and Course packs Developing the web profile of your research. Referencing software QR codes – why should I care? The World Wide Web and I
  31. 31. Coffee Course Short daily activity At your desk In the cafe Fun
  32. 32. Digital Literacy Awareness Week Workshops Speed Seminars Coffee Courses Multimedia Resources 7 Things
  33. 33. Digital Literacy Framework Enabling document Makes commitment explicit Permissions & responsibilities: - for staff - for managers - for the University
  34. 34. Digital literacy themes Openness Participation Sharing Online identity Permission Wonder & curiosity
  35. 35. Thank you Tracey Morgan - Digital Literacy Advisor Anna Bounds - Assistant Vice Chancellor (Operations)
  36. 36. Questions? Stay social, keep sharing @easegill #flds13 Image courtesy of ryancr and a CC license http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033

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