Why, why, why DELILA? A project to promote the open sharing of our information literacy and digital literacy teaching material Dr Jane Secker, DELILA Project Manager, LSE email@example.com @jsecker #DELILA
JISC/HEA funded project in OER Phase II programme - completed 31 August 2011
Part of the OMAC strand (open materials for accredited courses) – HEA accredited
Project partners: LSE, University of Birmingham, CILIP CSG-Information Literacy Group
Paired with CPD4HE Project based at UCL
Aims and objectives
To provide a model of embedded digital and information literacy support into teacher training at higher education level;
To release a small sample of open educational resources to support embedding digital and information literacy education into institutional teacher training courses accredited by the HEA including PGCerts and other CPD courses;
To customise local repositories to provide access to these resources.
What are OERs?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge.
They are often licensed under a Creative Commons licence
Find out more at: http://www.oercommons.org and http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/repositories/drivers/oer
Why share IL resources?
Saves time and effort
Encourages good practice
Useful for new teachers
Helps identify gaps in provision
Key achievements of DELILA
Released a range of digital and information literacy resources as OERs
Provided a model of embedding information and digital literacy into a PGCert
Customised repositories to provide access to learning resources
Why, why, why DELILA?
Why LSE and UoB? - Carillo workshop
Educational developers could make use of generic Information and Digital Literacy material in PGCerts
Many librarians have already created valuable resources
helps model best practice
saves time and money
is good for your institution and your reputation
“ Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.”
SCONUL seven pillars of information literacy breaks this down into seven areas
SCONUL 7 Pillars
“ … the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of life ”
FutureLab’s Digital Literacy model http://archive.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/handbooks/Handbook1706
DELILA Project overview
8 Work packages:
IL/ DL Audit
Mapping of digital/information literacy content to UKPSF
Content review for open-ness
Conversion of material to appropriate format (licensing etc.)