Digital Literacy Key findings from Slida WHAT are institutions doing to support the development of learners for a digital age?1. Preparing students for their experience of learning with technology2. Enabling learners to use their own devices and services3. Reconfiguring campus spaces for social learning4. Listening to learner voices5. A strategic emphasis on course design for blended learning
Guest case studyVicki Simpson, University of Surrey
Digital Literacy ActivityVisit each of the posters (4 mins x 5 posters)Listen, question, leave a sticker:• Green: we are already doing this, and evaluating it• Yellow: we are starting to do this• Red: we aren’t doing this
How are institutions meeting Digital Literacy the challenge?HOW are institutions implementing their strategies and policies for developing learners for a digital age?
How are institutions meeting Digital Literacy the challenge?1. Use audit tools to find out where you are and to help agree where change is needed2. Factor in time to consult about the nature of digital literacy3. Contextualise digital literacies within the discipline/programme, using stories, examples, frameworks4. Involve lots of different people5. Start with what students already know and use6. Build respectful, two way relationships with students7. Support incremental progression
Digital Literacy Auditing your institution Digital Literacies Audit Tool Pilot @ 16 institutions (2009) New version trialled at several institutions since With resources to support student engagement Freely available for repurposing and reuse
Digital Literacy Auditing your institutionThe audit has clearly woken up a number of people about the need to address the issues.The audit really helped us see where we need to do more work. [Reviewing] both our strategic documentation and our current practice identified gaps that were not obvious from inside the organisation.I think we’ve really benefited from doing this, and it’s helped us consolidate what’s happening across the UniversityAlready the outputs of our internal audit are making changes to what we do and how we do it, so thank you for involving us in the project and giving us an impetuous for change.An immediate outcome from this audit is a request (from two faculties) to bring the tool to Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee for wider discussions.
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