The workplace environment
We all have gaps in our understanding.
For some staff these gaps are sometimes significant
The workplace environment
There exists a block
in ability to transfer
skills from one
discipline to another
...or from application
"We have a
what we do, but
also for what we
There was an
suggested they felt
no responsibility for
their own digital
Or social software being
used in education ...
Horizon Report NZ 2011
Digital literacy is a key skill in every discipline
Most academics are not using new and
compelling technologies for learning & teaching,
nor for their own research
The abundance of resources & relationships
easily accessible via the Internet challenges us
to revisit our roles as educators
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"Digital Literacy is about mastering ideas, not
keystrokes" Gilster, 1997
"Digital Literacy is a condition, not a threshold"
"It is really not possible to speak of illiterate and
literate persons as two distinct categories"
"Digital literacy defines those capabilities
which fit an individual for living, learning and
working in a digital society" JISC
Preparing the ground
Engaged key senior
Digital Literacy Project - Intentions
Develop staff digital literacy
Confident & agile
"This is critical
for our university
Senior Management Support
Assistant VC Operations
Directors and Deans
“The university is a learning
organisation - we want agile, curious,
playful, enquiring, confident staff and
students who embrace technology as
part of a life-long journey.” Vice Chancellor,
Focus on Staff
"But you're not doing anything for students!"
• Students will not automatically
be digitally literate
• Student engagement and access to learning
will inevitably involve some technology
• Staff need to be role models for our students
IT - From Min to Max
- encouraging self agency
Do I already know the
Self paced video help
Just in time support
Image courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and a CC licence
Participatory, conversational, task based
Help me, help myself - Finding answers in a digital world: Helping you to find
answers to your computing questions.
Social Media: Find out how Social Media, Facebook, Twitter and Yammer are
being used for Teaching and Learning, Research and PD.
Net Safety: Understand what the online risks are, and the clues that will help
you identify scams and potential online threats.
Mobile Technologies: Where do they fit?
Google Docs - The Whole Story: Learning through narrative
Short 101 taster sessions
Twitter as a learning and teaching feedback tool
Google Drive - What is it?
Twitter as a professional learning network
Creative Commons - What is it?
Databases and Course packs
Developing the web profile of your research.
QR codes – why should I care?
The World Wide Web and I
Short daily activity
At your desk
In the cafe
Digital Literacy Awareness Week
Digital Literacy Framework
Makes commitment explicit
Permissions & responsibilities:
- for staff
- for managers
- for the University