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  • 1. A Digital Literacy Lens for theSCONUL 7 Pillars ModelHelen HowardSCONUL Working Group onInformation Literacy
  • 2. Context Your Creationfeedback SCONUL Digital Literacy Lens Future Content Feedback
  • 3. “Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit anindividual for living, learning and working in a digital society” ICT / Commun- Information Media Digital Learningcomputer icate & literacy literacy scholarship skills literacy collaborate(JISC Developing Digital Literacies Briefing Paper)http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/funding/2011/04/Briefingpaper.pdf
  • 4. Futurelab:digital literacyacross thecurriculum http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
  • 5. SCONUL and Digital Literacy Sconul’s working group on IL: •Promotes IL within HE sector •Develops and refines 7 pillars model •Supports info professionals to deliver innovative IL •Provides a focus for IL within Sconul •Manages any IL-related projects
  • 6. Lenses: Same Pillars, Different Views • Research • Open Content • Digital Literacy
  • 7. Digital Literacy Lens: • To explain and scope DL, and encourage debate • To assess skills of profession • To assist development of DL across HE community, including student skills Developed by: • Looking at the digital environment, tools and technologies in HE • Considering skills and behaviours needed • Looking at DL work elsewherehttp://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/seven_pillars.html
  • 8. IDENTIFY Understands: Is able to: Concept of DL in Recognise skills context needed Structure of Assess digital digital content content and tools Lifecycle of Match digital digital info solution to task
  • 9. SCOPE Understands: Is able to: Copyright, IPR Identify search issues tools Digital publication Assess digital formats formats Accessibility Evaluate new issues tools
  • 10. PLAN Understands: Is able to: Differences Assess forms between search tools of digital media Impact of sharing Exploit online content communication Where to locate Assign meta- & publish content data tags
  • 11. GATHER Understands: Is able to: Range of digital Use range of content / media digital tools Collaborative Download digital tools info Risks of virtual Engage in online world collaboration
  • 12. EVALUATE Understands: Is able to: Range of Assess suitability technologies of content Quality of digital Read online info information critically Critical user of Discoverability of digital tools own material
  • 13. MANAGE Understands: Is able to: Ethical issues re Organise digital info handling content Plagiarism / Cite & reference referencing correctly Need to keep Personalise digital systematic record environment
  • 14. PRESENT Understands: Is able to: Online security / Communicate privacy issues effectively New tools for Develop online communication profile Need to consider Select publication digital self outlets
  • 15. • Think about the lens in the context of your own skills• Pick a statement, section or pillar where – You feel confident about your skills – You think you could develop more• Write on post-its and share with your table
  • 16. Consultation, comments, feedback • Lens was produced in November and updated in January following feedback from various institutions and DL experts • Final set of comments to be incorporated shortly to form final version – send us your thoughts! • Included in a survey of SCONUL Library Directors
  • 17. Survey of Library Directors• Does the DL lens describe the range of capabilities staff are expected to demonstrate? 0.0% – Yes 10.4% – Partially – No Yes Partially Not applicable 89.6%
  • 18. SCONUL DL project• JISC-funding for a number of Professional Associations (incl. SEDA, ALT, ALDinHE, AUA, HEDG, Vitae) – to engage their members in DL agenda – to help disseminate findings of main JISC Developing Digital Literacies projects http://www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies• SCONUL project aims to: – Engage institutions, particularly relating DL to IL – Develop skills and behaviours to maximise benefits of working in digital environment – Look at Sconul’s own DL and digital presencehttp://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/48784891/SCONUL%20DL
  • 19. What are the DL skills of staff working in HE Libraries? • All professional associations did a survey of their members (staff developers, learning developers, academic administrators…) • SCONUL survey asked Library Directors to assess their staff • To review capabilities of information professionals working in technology rich environments and assess how roles could be more effective
  • 20. 6 digital capabilities: which do you have? ICT / Computer Information Media Literacy Literacy LiteracyCommunication Digital Learning Skills& Collaboration Scholarship
  • 21. Areas of staff expertise? (student support / academic liaisonroles)1. Information Literacy2. ICT / Computer Literacy3. Communication & Collaboration4. Learning Skills5. Media Literacy6. Digital Scholarship
  • 22. Essential for staff to develop expertise in this area?Information Literacy – 92%ICT / Computer Literacy – 90%Communication & Collaboration – 81%Digital Scholarship – 77%Learning Skills – 71%Media Literacy – 69%
  • 23. Library Services support of DL• How is your service contributing to strategic 30 development of your 25 institution’s digital literacy? 20 – Formally 15 – Locally 10 – Informally 5 0 – No involvement
  • 24. Library Services support of DL• Is your service taking a lead in developing your institution’s digital literacy? 4.2% 8.3% 18.8% Yes Yes - in partnership 68.8% No Other
  • 25. Survey results from all Professional Associations • Widespread confidence in use of technologies • Less confidence in capacity to “keep up” • Blurred boundaries of personal / professional life • Anxiety / excitement over loss of f2f learning • Adoption of technology takes place informally • Main barriers are lack of time and opportunity • Growing awareness of digital inequalities
  • 26. SCONUL DL Project Future PlansContribute to CILIP’s body of professionalknowledge Interpret and disseminate findings of main projects, esp in relation to IL Provide professional development opportunities e.g. Webinars / opportunities to experiment • What would help you?
  • 27. SCONUL DL Lens Future UsesTool to explain and scope DL, beyond adefinition Can be developed, interpreted and applied A tool to underpin development of student skills and our own?
  • 28. Questions, Comments, Thoughts...

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