HEA
Digital
Champions
pilot
Supporting transition
with peer-learning and
digital stories
University of Liverpool
2013/14
Project context
Undergraduate students may be enthusiastic,
competent users of digital tools but need
guidance to use them...
Project context
ULMS211 student journal entry
Project aims
The project aims to support the transition of
first-year students in their academic study and
employ them wit...
Objectives
• Engage 5 digital champions (3rd year students) to offer
peer-learning for first-year students on making their...
Recruited champions from an enquiry-based learning module
(ULMS211)
The Digital Champions 2013/14
Bradley Griffin Adam Byrne
Emily Evans Laura Cash
Who makes good
Digital Champions?
Intended outcomes
• First-year students
– To foster the development of digital learning skills
in students in a disciplina...
What happened?
• Training and support (e.g. RefWorks by Library)
• Peer-learning drop-in sessions
– In library – Friday af...
Sample videos created by Digital Champions
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/qcey96ab
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/e6ayx3q4
1
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/unas3adx
2
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/qvuczabf
3
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/ha6uuv8h
4
https://stream.liv.ac.uk/brgjpubr
5
Pilot evaluation
• Focus group (Champions) & Survey (Year 1)
Outcomes
Benefits for the Digital Champions
“When you have the responsibility to
teach others,
you change your ways of doing things...
Benefits for first-years
”I could really relate to
Digital Champions as they were my age
and experienced the same thing as...
Digital Literacies
http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/digital-literacies/
developed
Self-perception of need
vs
“It was extremely
helpful even
though I didn’t
realise this at first.
I visited them
twice for ...
What support would be useful?
What aspects of general advice would
be most useful to you? (n=37)
13
9
15
21
3
0
5
10
15
20
25
Gaining
confidence in
Y1
G...
What DL support would be useful? (n=37)
19 19 19
17 17 17 16 15 14
12 11 10
8 7 6
4
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Areas in most needed: those
relevant to their assignment writing
All 7 areas of digital literacies in need
Student suggestions (Y1+Y3)
• Keep doing the Digital Champions project!
• Practicalities:
–Timing: Not last thing on Frida...
Considerations / Recommendations
• Online access :
– considerations e.g. Champions’ workload, response
time, availability?...
Next year plans
• Continuing with this approach in the
Management School and
• Looking for wider institutional adoption
– ...
University of Liverpool Project team
TündeVarga-Atkins (co-lead), eLearning Unit
Emma Thompson (co-lead) & Beryl Stanley, ...
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  • https://stream.liv.ac.uk/tjcb69jn
  • Digital Champions’ skills in information literacy and digital scholarship were developed as part of the EBL ULMS211 modules.
    For instance they were exposed to searching management databases, critically evaluating and storing information as well as analytical strategies aided by digital tools such as Wordle. They also were shown other digital tools such as mindmapping software to help organise their thinking.
    They also received training in referencing and RefWorks by the Library (digital scholarship and info literacy).

    Thus, underpinning their development was also the development of learning skills and ICT literacy.

    Champions had to develop their own video stories – giving them skills in media literacy. (Next year we hope to develop these skills a bit more so that they can also shoot, edit and produce their own digital stories.

    Communication and collaboration skills were developed when students were choosing Facebook to extend their reach beyond the drop-in sessions. (Next year we may do this in the VLE to allow each student, not each may be a Facebook user, to contact them.)

    Finally, it was important for Champions that their work is to be visibly recognised – for now agreed LinkedIn endorsements – but Badges are being explored. Potential links will be HEAR and MyLiverpool.


  • No single DL area is prominent in terms of need – but distributed.

    All needs are in the context of their study – assignment writing (referencing, evaluating information = Library!)

    High need in terms of digital tools that can be utilised for their study (19 out of 37)

    [Taking part in digital networks and Current awareness of networks = quite high! Shows they are thinking of their time beyond graduation but in a purposeful, critical way]


  • Poster slides for tablet hea digital champions

    1. 1. HEA Digital Champions pilot Supporting transition with peer-learning and digital stories University of Liverpool 2013/14
    2. 2. Project context Undergraduate students may be enthusiastic, competent users of digital tools but need guidance to use them in an academic context. Simon Snowden, Lecturer,Academic lead, University of Liverpool Clickable image: https://stream.liv.ac.uk/tjcb69jn
    3. 3. Project context ULMS211 student journal entry
    4. 4. Project aims The project aims to support the transition of first-year students in their academic study and employ them with skills that would benefit them beyond graduation.
    5. 5. Objectives • Engage 5 digital champions (3rd year students) to offer peer-learning for first-year students on making their academic study easier. • Engage the Digital champions in creating videos in the form of digital stories. • Create edit and share the videos for wider use. • Investigate students’ perspectives on micro- certification as a way of recognising their skill development. • Evaluate the pilot and whether this peer-learning model is successful for wider adoption institutionally and beyond.
    6. 6. Recruited champions from an enquiry-based learning module (ULMS211)
    7. 7. The Digital Champions 2013/14 Bradley Griffin Adam Byrne Emily Evans Laura Cash Who makes good Digital Champions?
    8. 8. Intended outcomes • First-year students – To foster the development of digital learning skills in students in a disciplinary context. • Digital champions – To gain further confidence in their digital skills through peer-learning. – To be able to articulate the progress they have made in the area of digital literacies development.
    9. 9. What happened? • Training and support (e.g. RefWorks by Library) • Peer-learning drop-in sessions – In library – Friday afternoons! – With laptop • Digital story creation (video) • Later: Facebook group & handout created by students
    10. 10. Sample videos created by Digital Champions
    11. 11. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/qcey96ab
    12. 12. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/e6ayx3q4 1
    13. 13. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/unas3adx 2
    14. 14. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/qvuczabf 3
    15. 15. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/ha6uuv8h 4
    16. 16. https://stream.liv.ac.uk/brgjpubr 5
    17. 17. Pilot evaluation • Focus group (Champions) & Survey (Year 1)
    18. 18. Outcomes
    19. 19. Benefits for the Digital Champions “When you have the responsibility to teach others, you change your ways of doing things. You review your bad [study] habits and develop good habits.” “Good for the CV” “Good feeling of being able to help students” Skills acquired: Digital study skills Problem-solving Teamworking and leadership skills
    20. 20. Benefits for first-years ”I could really relate to Digital Champions as they were my age and experienced the same thing as me.” Advice gained on digital skills - essay writing, using referencing software and general advice on being a Management School student: “[Digital Champions] made the research for my assignment easier” “reassuring”
    21. 21. Digital Literacies http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/digital-literacies/ developed
    22. 22. Self-perception of need vs “It was extremely helpful even though I didn’t realise this at first. I visited them twice for general advice.” “Students are more familiar with the technology and don’t feel they need the support.”
    23. 23. What support would be useful?
    24. 24. What aspects of general advice would be most useful to you? (n=37) 13 9 15 21 3 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gaining confidence in Y1 Getting to know senior students Familirise with Y1 study requirements Advice on assignment writing Signposting me to ULMS/Uni support
    25. 25. What DL support would be useful? (n=37) 19 19 19 17 17 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 8 7 6 4 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
    26. 26. Areas in most needed: those relevant to their assignment writing All 7 areas of digital literacies in need
    27. 27. Student suggestions (Y1+Y3) • Keep doing the Digital Champions project! • Practicalities: –Timing: Not last thing on Fridays! –Venue: Outside lecture theatre. • Better introduction as to what Champions can offer. • Champion-led Y1 workshop - chance to get to know them • Online extension to reach Champions.
    28. 28. Considerations / Recommendations • Online access : – considerations e.g. Champions’ workload, response time, availability? – VLE vs Facebook? • Training – Extend training for Champions : e.g. media literacy (see gap/needs list). – ?Identify DL practices in Co/Extra/Curriculum?
    29. 29. Next year plans • Continuing with this approach in the Management School and • Looking for wider institutional adoption – Linking to existing peer-learning initiatives • Certification and links with HEAR
    30. 30. University of Liverpool Project team TündeVarga-Atkins (co-lead), eLearning Unit Emma Thompson (co-lead) & Beryl Stanley, Library Simon Snowden (academic lead), Management School Dave Hocker (multimedia) Digital Champions 2013/14 Adam Byrne, Laura Cash, Bradley Griffin and Emily Evans Poster credit Lynne Crook (drawing) Amy Jackson (typography and digitisation) Blog: http://digilearnblog.liv.ac.uk/ Contact : tva@liv.ac.uk

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