Student focus groups reported that it was often the acquisititon of the most complex IT-enabled study skills that led to the most profound changes in study practice - eg databases, library catalogues, CAD and simulations, data analysis software and referencing systems.
Emerging identity of teaching administrators as community
External accreditation as incentive and for recognition
Encouraging reflective practice approach – digital skills and digital literaciesLocal support for external accreditation – dept/funding of accreditation fee, faculty/engagement with faculty tutors, UCL/funding from VPE
Beetham, Digital Literacies Development Frameworkhttps://portfolio.pebblepad.co.uk/cumbria/viewasset.aspx?oid=579596&type=file&webfolioid=531067
Using digital technologies in your work: how do you feel?Put a X on the diagram to show how you feel about the use of digital technologies inyour work. Put a O to show how the staff you work with feel. Use the pencil tool21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 1
Supporting the development of staff digital literacies Introduction to supporting the development of staff digital literacies – Sarah Davies, Programme Manager, Jisc Current approaches: Librarians and careers/employability staff – Janet Finlay, Digidol project, Cardiff University Teaching administrators – Stefanie Anyadi, Digital Department project, University College London Whole-institutional approach – Neil Witt, SEEDPoD project, Plymouth University Questions after each input; 15 mins for discussion at the end21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 2
What is ‘digital literacy’? those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 3
Digital literacy – a working definition ICT literacy Learning Information skills literacy Identity Media management literacy Communication Digital and scholarship collaboration21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 4
Which best describes your role?A. Supporting/managing e-learning or technology-enhanced learningB. Staff and educational developmentC. Lecturer/course leaderD. Professional services eg library, careers, student supportE. Other – please use chat box to give detail21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 6
Staff digital literacies: professional associations The sector bodies and Organisational Development in professional associations JISC is Higher Education Group working with initially include: (ODHE) Standing Conference on Association for Learning Academic Practice (SCAP) Development in Higher Staff Development Forum Education (ALDinHE) (SDF) Association for Learning Staff and Educational Technology (ALT) Development Association Association of University (SEDA) Administrators (AUA) Society of College, National Heads of Educational and University Libraries Development Group (HEDG) (SCONUL) Vitae21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 7
Support for staff digital literacy development Barriers Enablers21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 8
Digital literacies in the disciplines21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 9
Embedding technology into staff development Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University of the Arts London (DIAL project) – collaborative reading, writing and reflection activities on individual blogs – produce a short video summary of their project outcomes Challenging but/therefore useful Raised confidence and competence in technologies for reflective practice Increased participants’ willingness to use technology in their teaching practice Need to consider: support needs; open practice; familiarisation with communicating online; assessment strategy; inclusion; f2f contact Lindsay Jordan, 2013 Guide to implementing the UK professional standards framework in the digital university Webinar 17 April - http://jiscdlukpsf-eorg.eventbrite.com/21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 10
Supporting the development of staff digital literacies Current approaches: Librarians and careers/employability staff – Janet Finlay, Digidol project, Cardiff University Teaching administrators – Stefanie Anyadi, Digital Department project, University College London Whole-institutional approach – Neil Witt, SEEDPoD project, Plymouth University Questions after each input; 15 mins for discussion at the end21/03/2013 Developing Digital Literacies slide 11
⬅ Content Tasks & ⬅ ToolsPractices ⬅ People ⬅ Processes Janet Finlay (FinlayJ4@Cardiff.ac.uk, @janetfinlay) Joe Nicholls (NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk, @joenicholls) Cathie Jackson (JacksonCM@Cardiff.ac.uk, @cathiejack) All at Information Services, Cardiff University.
Attributes & Identities I am… Practices ⬅ Content Tasks & (ways of thinking and acting) I apply… ⬅ Tools ⬅ PeoplePractices Skills I can… ⬅ Processes (personal capabilities) Access (to things - services that perform a I have… function) Awareness (of available services - content, tools, people and processes, I know of… and potential practices) Learning Literacies Development Framework (Adapted from Beetham and Sharp 2009) Janet Finlay (FinlayJ4@Cardiff.ac.uk, @janetfinlay) Joe Nicholls (NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk, @joenicholls) Cathie Jackson (JacksonCM@Cardiff.ac.uk, @cathiejack) All at Information Services, Cardiff University.
Map statements detailing digital and information literacies to Review and analysis of the framework Evolve and reapplyInformation Literacy and framework Digital Literacy models Workshops to test Content analysis methodology and framework of model related documentation Viewpoint-like cards to facilitate conversation Janet Finlay (FinlayJ4@Cardiff.ac.uk, @janetfinlay) Joe Nicholls (NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk, @joenicholls) Cathie Jackson (JacksonCM@Cardiff.ac.uk, @cathiejack) All at Information Services, Cardiff University.
Janet Finlay (FinlayJ4@Cardiff.ac.uk, @janetfinlay)Joe Nicholls (NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk, @joenicholls)Cathie Jackson (JacksonCM@Cardiff.ac.uk, @cathiejack)All at Information Services, Cardiff University.
The Digital Department Project Team: Stefanie Anyadi (PALS) Lorraine Dardis (VP - International), Alison Gilry (ICH), Clive Young (ELE)
What are “teaching administrators”?• Professional support staff based in academic departments, student-facing, support teaching staff• Wide and varied range of responsibilities: admissions, examinations, quality assurance, VLE support, pastoral support, marketing, careers…
Teaching Administrators at UCLAn active community of practice:• TA Conference• TA Forum• TA Handbook• Increased profile (E-learning champions, involvement at faculty level)
External AccreditationExternal accreditation for• Recognition• Self-confidence• Personal development• Certification of standards
External accreditation for TAs at UCLCMALTPortfolioCohort-based programme of workshopsMentors
Digital Skills and Digital LiteraciesOverview of systems and softwareHorizon scanningUnderstanding of the place that technologies,systems and processes have in teaching andlearningOpen to innovative approachesEncouraging and supporting teaching staffProfessional identity
Towards whole – institutional embedded Digital Literacies Professor Neil Witt Head of Academic Support, Technology & Innovation Plymouth Universitywww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 23
Change via a JISC project?• Builds on 2011 BCUP project• Audit of systems, policies, infrastructure and data• Views from academic and support staff on use of, and practice with, existing software and hardware systems.• Recommending Institutional change on DL issues around: • Infrastructure • Support • Curriculum Designwww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 24
Impact of technology?• Students willing to use, and expect their devices to be used to support their learning experience.• An urgency in developing services that meets the students’ needs and expectations.• Assume that academic staff can/will support their use of technologywww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 25
Impact of technology?• Expectation Management?• How to meet these digital needs?• How to engage and support ALL staff?• How to embed into practice?www.technologyenhancedlearning.net 26
The Digital StrategyOpportunity 1 – inputting into Strategy• Key theme 1 - Digital People• Key theme 2 - Digital teaching, learning and research• Key theme 3 - Digital services• Key theme 4 - Digital Infrastructure and Capabilitywww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 27
Performance Development ReviewOpportunity 2 – using new processes Embed in PDRwww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 28
Embracing ChangeOpportunity 3 – use Restructuring An opportunity to recommend Institutional change: • Infrastructure • Supportwww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 29
Joining it all up Embed in the curriculumwww.technologyenhancedlearning.net 30
• Benchmark and gather evidence• Take every available opportunity• Influence then operationalise strategy• Embed into Staff Development• Embed into processes (e.g. Curriculum Design)www.technologyenhancedlearning.net 31