The next big challenge? Digital literacies to support student learning

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Presentation given at a conference held at Glyndwr University on 7 June 2011.

Presentation given at a conference held at Glyndwr University on 7 June 2011.

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  • 1. The next big
    challenge?
    Digital literacies
    to support
    student learning
    #te21GU 7 June 2011
  • 2. Lis Parcell
    e.j.parcell@swansea.ac.uk
    @lisparcell
    Paul Richardson
    p.b.r.richardson@swansea.ac.uk
    @paulbrichardson
    http://www.delicious.com/lisparcell/digital_literacies
    JISC RSC Wales
    www.rsc-wales.ac.uk
    support@rsc-wales.ac.uk
    01792 295959
    @rscwales
  • 3. Digital Wales – Digitally Literate Wales?
    Source: Welsh Assembly Government
    http://bit.ly/eaILKs
  • 4. Visions of students today
    Images : thanks to http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/
    Youtube clip: thanks to januycheng. More on VOST2011:
    http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=288
  • 5. “those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society“ (JISC)
    So what could ‘Digital Literacy’ mean? Just a few possibilities
    “the confident and critical use of ICT for work, leisure, learning and communication“
    (EU)
    “Digital literacy is about mastering ideas not keystrokes” (Paul Gilster)
  • 6. Aspects of a digitally literate student
  • 7. “Digital literacy is a complex and contested term”
    From Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
  • 8. What does digital literacy mean for your students?
    ...and you?
  • 9. Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA)
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daneelariantho/2631276941/
  • 10. Supporting Effective Learners in a Digital Age (SLiDA)
    • “Digital literacies should be explicitly specified in learning and teaching strategies (although not necessarily using that terminology), contextualised for the discipline, embedded into the curriculum and mapped across all programmes.”
    • 11. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/slida.aspx
    • 12. 9 case studies https://wiki.brookes.ac.uk/display/slidacases/SLiDA+Home
  • Supporting effective learners in a digital age: learner-owned devices
    Supporting effective learners in a digital age:
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/4972619950/
  • 13. Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Co-Lab
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/5145615615/in/set-72157625186754657/
  • 14. Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Digital literacy as a graduate attribute
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apotheker/6996939/
  • 15. More projects and resources
    • Using Peer EGuides to Support Digital Literacy
    • 16. http://www.llandrillo.ac.uk/studentinformation/life/e-learning.aspx (JISC PEDL project)
    • 17. Yale College Wrexham E-safety project http://www.yale-wrexham.co.uk/news_details.php?NewsID=348
    • 18. Welsh Information Literacy Project http://library.wales.org/information-literacy/case-studies/
    • 19. Cardiff University Information Literacy Resource Bank https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/
    • 20. HEIs building on Gwella enhancement work
    • 21. JISC Digital Literacies Programme http://bit.ly/hUY8ph
  • Some challenges
    • Skills gaps
    • 22. Personal/social vs educational uses of technology
    • 23. Transitions
    • 24. Disciplinary differences
    • 25. Changing staff roles
    • 26. Ownership
    • 27. Open information, data and content
    • 28. More on the horizon
    • 29. Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/
  • Exchange of experience
    • Choose one card that you find interesting/surprising
    • 30. Any similarities to your learners? Any differences?
    • 31. How do you help those learners to be digitally literate at present– what works well?
    • 32. If digital literacies are to support L&T excellence, what may need to change in your dept/organisation?
    From Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
  • 33. What next?
    • JISC Digital Literacies Programme #digilit
    • 34. The start of embedding in institutional strategies?
    • 35. JISC workshops
    • 36. http://bit.ly/eA7kTE
    • 37. We’re planning one in Wales early Nov. 2011
    • 38. Watch this space!