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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.

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    • The next big
      challenge?
      Digital literacies
      to support
      student learning
      #te21GU 7 June 2011
    • 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
    • Digital Wales – Digitally Literate Wales?
      Source: Welsh Assembly Government
      http://bit.ly/eaILKs
    • 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
    • “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)
    • Aspects of a digitally literate student
    • “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
    • What does digital literacy mean for your students?
      ...and you?
    • Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA)
      Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daneelariantho/2631276941/
    • 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.”
      • http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/slida.aspx
      • 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/
    • Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Co-Lab
      Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/5145615615/in/set-72157625186754657/
    • Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Digital literacy as a graduate attribute
      Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apotheker/6996939/
    • More projects and resources
      • Using Peer EGuides to Support Digital Literacy
      • http://www.llandrillo.ac.uk/studentinformation/life/e-learning.aspx (JISC PEDL project)
      • Yale College Wrexham E-safety project http://www.yale-wrexham.co.uk/news_details.php?NewsID=348
      • Welsh Information Literacy Project http://library.wales.org/information-literacy/case-studies/
      • Cardiff University Information Literacy Resource Bank https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/
      • HEIs building on Gwella enhancement work
      • JISC Digital Literacies Programme http://bit.ly/hUY8ph
    • Some challenges
      • Skills gaps
      • Personal/social vs educational uses of technology
      • Transitions
      • Disciplinary differences
      • Changing staff roles
      • Ownership
      • Open information, data and content
      • More on the horizon
      • Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/
    • Exchange of experience
      • Choose one card that you find interesting/surprising
      • Any similarities to your learners? Any differences?
      • How do you help those learners to be digitally literate at present– what works well?
      • 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
    • What next?
      • JISC Digital Literacies Programme #digilit
      • The start of embedding in institutional strategies?
      • JISC workshops
      • http://bit.ly/eA7kTE
      • We’re planning one in Wales early Nov. 2011
      • Watch this space!