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Developing Digital Literacies and the role of institutional support services, workshop at #iwmw12 conference, 18 June, 2012, University of Edinburgh

Developing Digital Literacies and the role of institutional support services, workshop at #iwmw12 conference, 18 June, 2012, University of Edinburgh

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  • Where dept do you work in? Does you institution class itself as a digital university in anyway you are aware of? E.g digital campus, strategy etc?Do you consider yourself to be digitally literate?Do you have a definition of digital literacy that you use?
  • 94 technolgies/standards
  • Discussion. Points questions.
  • Who/what drives infrastructure policy decisions at your institution? How does your institution find out what technologies staff and students are using?
  • Would this work in your institution? What are the key questions?


  • 1. Developing Digital Literacies and theRole of Institutional Support Services,IMWM, 18 June, 2012 Sheila MacNeill, Assistant Director twitter: @sheilmcn
  • 2. Session overview• Digital literacy: personal and institutional views• What is a digital university?
  • 3. What is digital literacy?• “By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society (JISC)”• mes/elearning/developingdigitalliteracies/ developingdigitalliteraciesprog.aspx
  • 4. JISC Developing Digital LiteraciesProgramme (#jiscdiglit)• “promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education.”
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  • 6. • Technologies?• Infrastructure?• Skills and knowledge?• Who, what, why, where and how of provision
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  • 10. Project Baselining• Policy and strategy• Support and professional services• Practices• Developing capability• Cultures and attitudes
  • 11. DriversH Beetham, Programme Meeting, May 2012,
  • 12. IT/Information Strategies• consistent provision of digital tools and services• secure, reliable physical IT infrastructure• well managed digital resources for research and teaching• effective user consultation• integrated systems; systematic working practices and associated staff development.
  • 13. Information Strategies• Information strategies demonstrate the need for secure and integrated management of information assets whether these are generated in the process of research or in other activities such as learning and teaching, or administration and business processes.
  • 14. • projects summary• - associations/professional bodies summary
  • 15. Personal – v – institutional DIY and BYOD What areinstitutionsgood for/at? What should they leave well alone? What kinds of resilience will individuals and organisations need?
  • 16. The digital university