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A perspective on the important topic of digital literacy - a presentation given to the PGCe-Learning course at Glyndwr UNiversity

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  • My views, but probably those of many others also!
  • Teachers and students both need to become digitally literate. Not as simple as digital natives & digital immigrants (Prensksy) What else is part of digital literacy?
  • And provides another important skill set in addition to literacy and numeracy Emphasises adaptability and responding to future needs Implies a moving away from paid-for services towards open or free-to-use Also implies ‘any time, any place’ – mobile devices
  • Welsh Government initiatives: Delivering a Digital Wales: 2011 Learning in a Digital Wales : 2012 Also: For Our Future; One Wales
  • Any other news items? The Guardian’s focus on ICT & programming skills – not quite what I think of as ‘Digital Literacy’
  • (Go to website?) NB: mobile devices/cloud computing – any place, any time learning
  • Dabbleboard: online 'whiteboard' that can be used to share and collaborate using drawings and images as well as text. Operates in a very similar way to '' with no login Questions:- What sort of digital skills/knowledge/resources would be useful for you or your learners? How can we keep pace with future developments? Which tools/concepts have you found useful?
  • Netvibes; iGoogle etc – importance of RSS feeds
  • C4LPT & Paul’s e-learning resources – two good sites for digital tools
  • NMC: New Media Consortium (Horizon project /reports – collaboration between NMC & JISC. Orgs like ALT involved – Observatory Project: Poss tools/technologies: augmented reality (eg. Layar); mobile apps; shift from desk-top to tablet/ other mobile; learning analytics
  • Digital literacy cpd

    1. 1. Digital Literacy: a perspectiveDr Christine Davies, JISC RSC Wales @christinepd
    2. 2. Outline of session• outline of the topic• JISC & national approaches to digital literacy• some digital literacy tools
    3. 3. What is ‘digital literacy’? flexibility adaptabilityFree to use tools Quality OER productivity employability
    4. 4. … and digital literacy…• Focuses on personal skills and needs (including learning preferences) – for learning and employment• But also emphasises ‘connectedness’, both in terms of communication (Web 2.0; ‘cloud’) and collaboration
    5. 5. JISC Initiatives Developing Digital Literacies programme
    6. 6. Initiatives in WalesDeveloping a Digital Wales Learning in a Digital Wales
    7. 7. Initiatives in the news
    8. 8. Tools for Digital Literacy • Presentation • Communication • Productivity • Collaboration
    9. 9. Communication & Collaboration• Skype • Mindmeister• Dabbleboard • Google docs•• Twitter Try out: 1. : 2. Mindmeister: 3. dabbleboard:
    10. 10. Presentation tools• Mind-mapping eg. Freemind; Mindmeister• OpenOffice• Google docs• Prezi• Pinterest• Camstudio
    11. 11. Productivity tools• Google calendar• Delicious• Diigo• Drop-box• Netvibes• Meet-o-matic• Polldaddy
    12. 12. There are many,many other tools! / http://
    13. 13. Digital Literacy & online information Information Literacy OER
    14. 14. Looking to a digital future…http://
    15. 15. Questions/comments/ideas??? ☺
    16. 16. Thanks for listening!Christine Davies, JISC RSC Wales @christinepd