Example: visual literacy in art and design at Cardiff Met.
Cardiff – “conversation as enablement” http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/thinkdigital/
SEDA, working with other prof. associations, produced a guide “Implementing the UKPSF in the digital university” https://ukpsfguide.pbworks.com
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.
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Lis Parcell, Jisc RSCWales
Coleg Sir Gar: digital literacies and student experience03/07/14
What are digital literacies?
»Those capabilities which fit someone for living, learning
and working in a digital society
A digital literacy pyramid
Developed by Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe, 2009 & 2010
What do digital literacies mean to you?
»What would you say are the attributes of a digitally
literate HE student?
Developing students’ digital literacies
» Student digital literacy confidence often
exceeds capability to operate digitally in an
» Needs for guidance vary (NB accessibility)
» Peer support, students as change agents
» Online professional identity a key
» Importance of tutor as ‘role model’
» Importance of integrating into course
requirements and study skills support
Developing digital practices in academic context
» Digital practices needed for academic success
are subject specific and best developed in a
» 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
» Need for staff to work together (e.g. teachers,
librarians, ILT support, IT staff)
Support for staff digital literacy development
• Where to start?
• ‘Just in time’ & relevant examples
• Communities of practice
• Developing online identity
• Professional development & reward
Digital student expectations
» Digital student project http://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org
» 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
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)
Selected Jisc resources
» Jisc quick guide to developing students’ digital literacy
» Developing digital literacies infoKit www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/digital-literacies
» Jisc advice: student experience http://www.jisc.ac.uk/advice/student-experience
» Students’ experiences and expectations of the digital environment
» Student Summer of Innovation #studentideas http://www.jisc.ac.uk/student-innovation
» What students really want http://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/what-students-really-want
» Jisc FE Digital Student project http://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org/wp/fe-and-skills-
digital-student-study/ - deadline for expressions of interest: 30 July 2014
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Tel: 07970 939550 @lisparcell
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