Coleg Sir Gar HE Conference 030714


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Slides created for use in Jisc RSC Wales sessions at the Coleg Sir Gar annual Higher Education conference at Job's Well campus, 3 July 2014.

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  • 5 mins in pairs
  • Example: visual literacy in art and design at Cardiff Met.
  • Cardiff – “conversation as enablement”

    SEDA, working with other prof. associations, produced a guide “Implementing the UKPSF in the digital university”

    Baseline study found library staff are generally the most supported professionally in digital literacy development

    Administrators are important group

    Key role for staff as enabler - let students demonstrate what they can do
  • The study reviewed existing research and survey evidence from institutions, as well as conducting original interviews and focus groups. Have recently carried out a consultation phase – including a session at the Future Directions conference in April at Aberystwyth.

    FE colleges delivering HE have already had some involvement.

    But now the project is about to start looking at the FE digital student as a new phase of work. Survey just out.
  • Coleg Sir Gar HE Conference 030714

    1. 1. Lis Parcell, Jisc RSCWales Coleg Sir Gar: digital literacies and student experience03/07/14
    2. 2. What are digital literacies? »Those capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society 2
    3. 3. A closer look at digital literacies 3
    4. 4. A digital literacy pyramid 4 access and awareness skills practices in context attributes identity Developed by Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe, 2009 & 2010 “I am...” “I do...” “I can...” “I have...”
    5. 5. What do digital literacies mean to you? »What would you say are the attributes of a digitally literate HE student? 5
    6. 6. Developing students’ digital literacies » Student digital literacy confidence often exceeds capability to operate digitally in an academic setting. » Needs for guidance vary (NB accessibility) » Peer support, students as change agents » Online professional identity a key motivator » Importance of tutor as ‘role model’ » Importance of integrating into course requirements and study skills support 6
    7. 7. Developing digital practices in academic context » Digital practices needed for academic success are subject specific and best developed in a discipline-specific context » Subject-specific digital attributes? » Curriculum design is key – embed digital into quality mechanisms and graduate attributes » Digital learning activities should be creative and appropriately assessed » How digitally skilled do teaching staff need to be? » Need for staff to work together (e.g. teachers, librarians, ILT support, IT staff) 7
    8. 8. Support for staff digital literacy development Barriers • Fear • Time • Where to start? Enablers • ‘Just in time’ & relevant examples • Communities of practice • Developing online identity • Professional development & reward slide 8
    9. 9. Digital student expectations » Digital student project » Review into students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment at university (phase 1) » Focus on general environment e.g. wifi, IT support, access to devices and printers; also study environment e.g. use of digital resources, devices and services to support learning » Importance of dialogue and engagement with students » Project has just started a new phase looking at FE learners 9
    10. 10. What can the college do? »How can the college help to develop the digital student experience? (may include developing digital literacies of students and staff) 10
    11. 11. Selected Jisc resources » Jisc quick guide to developing students’ digital literacy » Developing digital literacies infoKit » Jisc advice: student experience » Students’ experiences and expectations of the digital environment environment-23-jun-2014 » Student Summer of Innovation #studentideas » What students really want » Jisc FE Digital Student project digital-student-study/ - deadline for expressions of interest: 30 July 2014 11
    12. 12. Find out more… 12 Lis Parcell Senior E-learning Advisor, Jisc RSC Wales Tel: 07970 939550 @lisparcell @jisc #digitalstudent #studentideas Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND