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Developing digital literacies - Sarah Davies - OWD13


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Titel: Developing digital literacies
Spreker: Sarah Davies (Jisc)

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Developing digital literacies - Sarah Davies - OWD13

  1. 1. To add a background image to this slide; drag a picture to the placeholder below, or click the icon in the centre of the placeholder to browse for and add an image. Once added, the image can be cropped, resized or repositioned to suit. 13/11/2013 Developing digital literacies Sarah Davies, Jisc, UK
  2. 2. What is ‘digital literacy’? » The capabilities which fit us for living, learning and working in a digital society 12 November 2013 SURF Education days 2
  3. 3. ICT literacy Learning skills Information literacy DIGITAL LITERACY Life planning Media literacy Digital scholarship 13/11/2013 Developing Digital Literacies Communication Collaboration slide 3
  4. 4. Digital literacy development attributes identity 'I am...' practices in context ‘I do...' skills 'I can...' access and awareness 'I have...' (Beetham and Sharpe 2009 & 2010) 12 November 2013 SURF Education days 4
  5. 5. What are your digital literacy challenges? » What are you trying to achieve in the area of digital literacies? › Who are you supporting, to do what, and how? › What barriers have you encountered? 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 5
  6. 6. Lessons learned » Institutional policy and process » Organisational culture and attitudes » Developing a supportive infrastructure » Professional services and student support » Developing digital practices in the curriculum » Developing academic staff » Developing students’ digital literacies » Students as change agents 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 6
  7. 7. Institutional policy and process Senior champion Reviews and process Strategies Evidence 13/11/2013 Developing Digital Literacies Context Discuss digital Parallel activities slide 7
  8. 8. Organisational cultures and attitudes » What influences senior managers, academics, professional staff, students? » Impact of organisational change » Link with other drivers or initiatives » Let the medium be the message » Communities of practice » Mini-projects » Wide range of stakeholders 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 8
  9. 9. Developing a supportive infrastructure » Wifi is king » Personal devices and services can be used effectively for educational purposes » But ‘bring your own device’ is not yet fully supported in infrastructure & culture » Students have different needs, digital » Dialogue between IT teams and lecturers, researchers and students 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days CC philcampbell on Flickr practices and identities – flexible tasks and environments 9
  10. 10. Professional services and student support » Rise awareness of digital tools and practices » Time for professional development and networking » Professional identity, accreditation and recognition » Models or frameworks may help » ‘Just in time’ integrated student support 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 10
  11. 11. Developing digital practices in the curriculum » Digital practices for academic success are subject specific and best practiced in a disciplinary context » Subject-specific digital attributes? » Curriculum design is key – embed digital into quality mechanisms and graduate attributes » Academic vs general technologies » How digitally skilled do teaching staff need to be? » Digital learning activities should be creative and appropriately assessed 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 11
  12. 12. Developing academic staff » Developing professional digital identity is motivator » Digital practices for research and collaboration » Need examples of good practice, relevant to discipline » Need time, space and support » Models or practical approaches? » Reflective practice is scary but powerful » Cohorts can share ideas and develop into communities of practice 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 12
  13. 13. Skills audits and quizzes Information Junkie 12 November 2013 Your Score = 10 SURF Education days 13
  14. 14. Developing students’ digital literacies » Student confidence is usually ahead of their capability » Even proficient users of technology need help with academic applications » Diagnostic/audit tools are useful » Different types and levels of guidance needed » Opportunities to learn from peers » Digital study practices are largely established in the first year » Motivated by developing an online professional identity » Tutor practices and course requirements are crucial 12 November 2013 SURF Education Days 14
  15. 15. Students as change agents » Staff-student partnerships are powerful in driving change. » Sharing complementary skills » Models of engagement » Student roles: researchers, ambassadors, designers/developers, representatives and champions » Great development opportunity for students » Able to innovate as they understand user needs and have less stake in status quo 12 November 2013 SURF Education days 15
  16. 16. Find out more… Developing digital literacies Sarah Davies Programme manager Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 13/11/2013 SURF Education days 16