Luker & Palmer - Embedding digital literacy as a graduate attribute at Leeds Metropolitan University

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Luker & Palmer - Embedding digital literacy as a graduate attribute at Leeds Metropolitan University

  1. 1. LILAC 2012Embedding Digital Literacy as a Graduate Attribute at Leeds Metropolitan UniversitySue Palmer, Associate DeanFaculty of Arts, Environment and TechnologyWendy Luker, Associate DirectorLibraries and Learning Innovation
  2. 2. About this presentation• Background• Stakeholders• Reaching a definition of Digital Literacy for Leeds  Metropolitan University• Staff support and development• Examples of digital literacy embedded in the  curriculum• Evaluation
  3. 3. Background• Refocus of the Undergraduate Curriculum• Three graduate attributes• Previous HEA Change Academy experience• Project team
  4. 4. Stakeholders• University senior management• Course delivery teams• Students and student representatives• Professional services teams• Employers, professional and statutory bodies• Higher education external environment
  5. 5. Reaching a definition …• Definitions already ‘out there’ and in use• Applicability to Leeds Metropolitan  environment and our stakeholders• Canvassing student views• Definition agreed and publicised
  6. 6. Leeds Metropolitan Definition Computer  “The confident and critical  literacy use of information and  digital technologies to  enhance academic,  Media  personal, and professional  literacy development.” Information  literacyCommunication  Professional  and  development  collaboration Academic  planning practice Digital  scholarship
  7. 7. Skills matrix
  8. 8. Staff development and support• Staff development days – September 2011• Follow up workshops• Online resources and guidance materials• Global reviewer role in assessing content of  new courses and modules
  9. 9. Examples of Digital Literacy embedded in modules
  10. 10. Evaluation
  11. 11. Questions …

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