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Developing digital literacies - Sarah Davies - Jisc Digital Festival 2014

  1. 1. Sarah Davies, Jisc Developing digital literacies11/03/2014
  2. 2. Today’s digital students? »What do we know about: › Personal devices? › ICT skills? › Learning skills? › Networking and collaboration? 11/03/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) 2
  3. 3. What are digital literacies? »Those capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 3
  4. 4. Aspects of digital literacy 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 4 ICT literacy Information literacy Media literacy Communication and collaboration Digital scholarship Identity & career management Learning skills
  5. 5. Digital literacy development 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 5 access and awareness skills practices in context attributes identity (Beetham and Sharpe 2009 & 2010) 'I am...' 'I do...' 'I can...' 'I have...'
  6. 6. Your experiences of supporting digital literacies »Thinking about how your organisation supports the development of digital literacies: › What is working well? › What are the ongoing barriers and challenges? »Share these using tag #jiscdiglit 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 6
  7. 7. Some key messages on developing digital literacies Discuss digital issues Strategic approach Review current support Develop staff skills Embed in curriculum Students as partners Promote digital identity Parallel activities 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 7
  8. 8. Developing digital literacies infokit » Practical guidance, tools and approaches from the Jisc Developing digital literacies programme and beyond » ‘Top-down’ strategic considerations involved in developing digital literacies across an institution » ‘On the ground’ view of what this means in practice for many different role groups » Available at » Give us feedback at 11/03/2014 8
  9. 9. Workshop tables A. What does this mean for IT services? B. What does this mean for IT services? C. Embedding digital activities in the curriculum D. Embedding digital activities in the curriculum E. Discipline-specific view of digital literacies F. Digital support throughout the student journey G. Digital support throughout the student journey 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 9
  10. 10. Find out more… 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 10 Developing digital literacies Sarah Davies Head of Change – student experience Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND
  11. 11. Developing students’ digital literacies » Student confidence is usually ahead of their capability › Diagnostic/audit tools are useful – eg » Different types and levels of guidance needed › Most learners need some help » Opportunities to learn from peers » Motivated by developing an online professional identity » Tutor practices and course requirements are crucial » Integrate digital literacy into course and study skills 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 11
  12. 12. Support for staff digital literacy development Barriers • Fear • Time • Where to start? Enablers • Relevant examples of good practice • ‘Just in time’ information • Communities of practice • Developing online identity • Professional development & reward 11/03/2014 Developing Digital Literacies slide 12
  13. 13. 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 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 13
  14. 14. Professional services and student support »Raise 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 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 14