Digital Literacy in the Disciplines
Working with students to develop
digital literacies by creating
interactive content
Te...
“I wish I could shut up, but I can’t and I won’t”
- Desmond Tutu
TED talks – Changing Education from the Ground Up
(Sir Ken Robinson)
Survey of company needs
• Creativity
• Adaptability
P...
Find something colleagues alongside (3-4)
should know with respect to digital technology
in teaching and explain why they ...
The ability to effectively engage with
a range of digital technologies to
create, navigate, manipulate and
evaluate inform...
Division of project work against HEA themes
Assessment and feedback; Education for
sustainable development; Employability;...
Online
resource use
looks like…
Making teaching inclusive (e.g. Audio Feedback)
Building on the JISC project work towards the
HEA community
Establishing leads within specific discipline
clusters (2*4, +...
Extending JISC programme
Generic Approaches
‘Questions that remain
What are good examples of students using digital means
to develop and express their academic unders...
Google?
Meta-search?
Socially (email, twitter, colleagues?)
What can you do with it?
How do find ‘stuff’ for your teaching?
IPR – it’s a digital doddle!
Learning registry
networks
Enabling new partnership model for discipline-
wide use
Discipline focus towards community
Regular updates
Flexibility wit...
Free and open source project – no user licence
issues
Offers new production opportunities to students
Teachable – no codin...
Xerte Templates
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560
Staff unable to learn Xerte enough to teach it
Confidence low; students disengage
Xerte is “always in beta” – but so is th...
Students usually work on the production of an assessed
oral presentation…The production of a detailed
powerpoint and accom...
• Enhanced student/staff digital literacy in creating online
resources for language teaching
• Enhanced knowledge of effec...
University of Leicester (Alan Cann) – Digital Literacies for
employability: personal development using employability scena...
#HEAdigilit tag
Xerte Sandbox
(TechDis)
Website and blogs
to follow shortly
Follow us
HEA Annual
Conference, 2-3
July 2014...
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
Digital literacy in the disciplines glasgow
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  1. 1. Digital Literacy in the Disciplines Working with students to develop digital literacies by creating interactive content Terry McAndrew Higher Education Academy JISC TechDis
  2. 2. “I wish I could shut up, but I can’t and I won’t” - Desmond Tutu
  3. 3. TED talks – Changing Education from the Ground Up (Sir Ken Robinson) Survey of company needs • Creativity • Adaptability Providing new alternatives relevant to digital world “Education for *process conformance+ is not sufficient” Organisational needs
  4. 4. Find something colleagues alongside (3-4) should know with respect to digital technology in teaching and explain why they should adopt it in a sentence. E.g. Dropbox – ideal for distributing audio… Record it on paper or share it on this TitanPad (if you have a device). http://titanpad.com/7gfLXD44DW ICEBREAKER (4 mins)
  5. 5. The ability to effectively engage with a range of digital technologies to create, navigate, manipulate and evaluate information Getting the best out of the solutions and affordances of what is available DL - working definition
  6. 6. Division of project work against HEA themes Assessment and feedback; Education for sustainable development; Employability; Flexible learning; Internationalisation; Retention and success; Reward and recognition; Students as Partners Small targeted “nano-projects” – TechDis HEAT • Slicing CLL projects to reveal a different facet Research; Visitors and Residents (Alison leCornu) Students as Partners (9 mini-projects) Approach
  7. 7. Online resource use looks like…
  8. 8. Making teaching inclusive (e.g. Audio Feedback)
  9. 9. Building on the JISC project work towards the HEA community Establishing leads within specific discipline clusters (2*4, + 1) Utilising the affordances of the digital technologies available – highlight discipline issues Common system constraint – using Xerte 2.0 for production system Digital Literacies – a discipline approach
  10. 10. Extending JISC programme
  11. 11. Generic Approaches
  12. 12. ‘Questions that remain What are good examples of students using digital means to develop and express their academic understanding? What are good examples of research and teaching staff integrating digital know-how into their scholarly activities? What useful ways have we found of defining subject- specific digital identities (perhaps in relation to research and scholarship as well as teaching/learning)? How are subject communities sharing methods, insights and experiences, within and across community boundaries?’ JISC programme
  13. 13. Google? Meta-search? Socially (email, twitter, colleagues?) What can you do with it? How do find ‘stuff’ for your teaching?
  14. 14. IPR – it’s a digital doddle!
  15. 15. Learning registry networks
  16. 16. Enabling new partnership model for discipline- wide use Discipline focus towards community Regular updates Flexibility within reason Meeting curriculum needs Project requirements
  17. 17. Free and open source project – no user licence issues Offers new production opportunities to students Teachable – no coding required, just pedagogy Mobile ‘friendly’ (HTML5) Feeds of resources for discipline use (RSS) Accessibility support Creative Commons Support network and examples available Beyond ‘beta’ – but still growing… Xerte ‘baseline’
  18. 18. Xerte Templates http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560
  19. 19. Staff unable to learn Xerte enough to teach it Confidence low; students disengage Xerte is “always in beta” – but so is the environment Students fear to share problems online Infrastructure support issues – new barriers e.g. authentication. Territory – “WE DO THE E-LEARNING” Risks
  20. 20. Students usually work on the production of an assessed oral presentation…The production of a detailed powerpoint and accompanying written report are integral to this assessment. …been reasonably low-tech and interactive only at the point of the face-to-face presentation Xerte will transform and expand an existing task by enabling students to be more creative and to include more interactivity. The existing task lends itself very well for use with Xerte and so represents a clear opportunity to pilot how Xerte fits with module and curriculum aims. Scenario
  21. 21. • Enhanced student/staff digital literacy in creating online resources for language teaching • Enhanced knowledge of effective OER creation • Installation and uptake of Xerte • Enhanced awareness of how Xerte/creating online materials fits into teaching • Establishment of a new set of digital champions who can advise staff/students across the university • Promotion of innovative teaching in … • A practical model for involving students in the creation of interactive materials as assessed work Typical Outcomes
  22. 22. University of Leicester (Alan Cann) – Digital Literacies for employability: personal development using employability scenarios. University of Leeds (David Lewis) – Developing a new type of final year undergraduate research project based on “digital resources”. University of Ulster (Catherine Hack) – Developing Open Educational resources which support students preparing for careers in health or life science sectors. Glasgow Caledonian University (Jane Guiller) – Enhancing students’ digital literacy through the creation of reusable learning objects in cyberpsychology. ‘Local’ projects
  23. 23. #HEAdigilit tag Xerte Sandbox (TechDis) Website and blogs to follow shortly Follow us HEA Annual Conference, 2-3 July 2014, Aston University

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