Digital Literacies   Skills for the future        Pat Parslowp.parslow@reading.ac.uk
Skills for the future• Digital Literacies:   – Make your life easier   – Increase your employability   – Allow you to have...
Employability?
What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it!           Please fill in Question...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean thosecapabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for  living, learning ...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
The JISC defines them as:    By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning an...
How do you learn new digital skills?        License Some rights reserved by DeusXFlorida
Parrot fashionOr…Trial and errorNetworking – learning from friendsWeb searchesMethodical exploration of toolsTraining cour...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyloch/5180620832/ CC-BY-SA licencePirate LearningAssess, Analyse, Acquire, Articulate, Ref...
Why?Maybe a little motivational song…
The ‘Elevator pitch’:• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begvbqFA  YnM
The Digitally Ready project is funded by JISC and the University of ReadingNeither of those organisations is in any way re...
Learning goals• Understand need for continuous improvement  of digital literacies• Recognise importance of self assessment...
Need for continuous improvement of           digital literacies• Rapid rate of innovation• Adaptation of skills to new wor...
Importance of self assessment•   Provision of courses is sub-optimal•   You need to understand your own skills•   You need...
Importance of Digital Literacies for              Employability• e-Skills UK research reported in their ‘Technology  Insig...
Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)• AAAR!• Assess – yourself, and your needs• Analyse – the gaps between these two• Acquire...
Figure 2 CC-BY rfduck http://flickr.com/photos/rfduck
Figure 4 CC-BY Tony Fischer http://www.flickr.com/people/tonythemisfit
Figure 3 CC-BY-NC-SA Pigalle http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigalleworld
Figure 1 CC-BY-SA CafeYak.com http://www.flickr.com/people/14893221@N06
Getting the message in to curriculum• All curricula are different…• Students have responded well to the ‘song’• Students r...
What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it!           Please fill in Question...
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Example slides for sessions encouraging staff uptake of Digital Literacy agenda

  1. 1. Digital Literacies Skills for the future Pat Parslowp.parslow@reading.ac.uk
  2. 2. Skills for the future• Digital Literacies: – Make your life easier – Increase your employability – Allow you to have an Agile approach
  3. 3. Employability?
  4. 4. What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it! Please fill in Questionnaire 1 now
  5. 5. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  6. 6. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean thosecapabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  7. 7. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertakeacademic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personaldevelopment planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  8. 8. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digitalsociety: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  9. 9. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academicresearch, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  10. 10. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academicresearch, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  11. 11. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personaldevelopment planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  12. 12. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal developmentplanning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  13. 13. The JISC defines them as: By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual forliving, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal developmentplanning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.
  14. 14. How do you learn new digital skills? License Some rights reserved by DeusXFlorida
  15. 15. Parrot fashionOr…Trial and errorNetworking – learning from friendsWeb searchesMethodical exploration of toolsTraining courses …How do you work out the best way to learn, for you?
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyloch/5180620832/ CC-BY-SA licencePirate LearningAssess, Analyse, Acquire, Articulate, Reflect:AAAR!
  17. 17. Why?Maybe a little motivational song…
  18. 18. The ‘Elevator pitch’:• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begvbqFA YnM
  19. 19. The Digitally Ready project is funded by JISC and the University of ReadingNeither of those organisations is in any way responsible for this song!You are welcome to take the lyrics and make something better… (CC-SA)Lyrics and vocals by Pat Parslow (who has no shame), music by Microsoft Songsmith
  20. 20. Learning goals• Understand need for continuous improvement of digital literacies• Recognise importance of self assessment• Understand importance of Digital Literacies for Employability• Understand the Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)
  21. 21. Need for continuous improvement of digital literacies• Rapid rate of innovation• Adaptation of skills to new working environments• Always-beta style of software• Knock on effect to your learning in general…
  22. 22. Importance of self assessment• Provision of courses is sub-optimal• You need to understand your own skills• You need to be in charge of your learning• Understanding your “knowledge gaps” is critical
  23. 23. Importance of Digital Literacies for Employability• e-Skills UK research reported in their ‘Technology Insights 2011’ demonstrates the demand for digital literacies for employability:• Across the UK economy, 22 million people, 77% of the workforce, use IT in their jobs, and this will continue to rise. 92% of job advertisements require applicants to have basic IT skills and 1 in 10 UK businesses report gaps in IT user skills.• 1.5 million people in the UK are currently employed in the IT sector and 500,000 new staff will be required in this sector over the next 5 years.http://www.e-skills.com/research/research-publications/insights-reports-and-videos/technology-insights-2011/technology-insights-2011-key-findings
  24. 24. Pirate Model of learning (AAAAR!)• AAAR!• Assess – yourself, and your needs• Analyse – the gaps between these two• Acquire – gain skills and competencies• Articulate – communicate your skills to others• Reflect – on the process, how you can learn better
  25. 25. Figure 2 CC-BY rfduck http://flickr.com/photos/rfduck
  26. 26. Figure 4 CC-BY Tony Fischer http://www.flickr.com/people/tonythemisfit
  27. 27. Figure 3 CC-BY-NC-SA Pigalle http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigalleworld
  28. 28. Figure 1 CC-BY-SA CafeYak.com http://www.flickr.com/people/14893221@N06
  29. 29. Getting the message in to curriculum• All curricula are different…• Students have responded well to the ‘song’• Students respond well to Pirate Learning…• Write a poem, fitting Pirate Learning (AAAAR!) and ideas triggered by one of the four images in the context of your subject area…• …go on, what’s the worst that can happen?
  30. 30. What are “Digital Literacies”?Yes, that is a question – that means you get to answer it! Please fill in Questionnaire 2 now

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