Digital Literacy Key findings from SlidaWHAT are institutions doing to support the development of learners for a digital age?1. Preparing students for their experience of learning with technology2. Enabling learners to use their own devices and services3. Reconfiguring campus spaces for social learning4. Listening to learner voices5. A strategic emphasis on course design for blended learning
Digital Literacy ActivityVisit each of the posters (live or online)Listen, question, add sticker/comment• Green: we are already doing this, (what is your experience?)• Yellow: we are starting to do this (what are the issues?)• Red: we aren’t doing this (should you be? why?)
Digital Literacy How are institutions meeting the challenge?HOW are institutions implementing their strategies and policies fordeveloping learners for a digital age?
Digital Literacy How are institutions meeting the challenge?1. Use audit tools to find out where you are and to help agree where change is needed2. Factor in time to consult about the nature of digital literacy3. Contextualise digital literacies within the discipline/programme, using stories, examples, frameworks4. Involve lots of different people5. Start with what students already know and use6. Build respectful, two way relationships with students7. Support incremental progression
Digital Literacy Auditing your institution Digital Literacies Audit Tool Pilot @ 16 institutions (2009) New version trialled at several institutions since With resources to support student engagement Freely available for repurposing and reuse
Digital Literacy Auditing your institutionThe audit has clearly woken up a number of people about the needto address the issues.The audit really helped us see where we need to do more work.[Reviewing] both our strategic documentation and our currentpractice identified gaps that were not obvious from inside theorganisation.I think we’ve really benefited from doing this, and it’s helped usconsolidate what’s happening across the UniversityAlready the outputs of our internal audit are making changes to whatwe do and how we do it, so thank you for involving us in the projectand giving us an impetuous for change.An immediate outcome from this audit is a request (from twofaculties) to bring the tool to Faculty Learning and TeachingCommittee for wider discussions.