Digitally Literate Institutions Helen Beetham, Sarah Knight Wednesday 7 th September, 0900 Alt-C 2011
Aspects of digital literacy Those capabilities that fit people for living, working and studying in an age dominated by digital forms of information and communication
Learning Literacies in a Digital Age (JISC 2009) Information skills, critical information literacy Support for use of technologies in learning inc. personal tech Induction and pre-induction, managed expectations of study Tutor skills and confidence Clear guidance on plagiarism, originality and authority Confidence, criticality and curiosity about technology Digital feedback, assessment and record of learning Digital identity/reputation, issues of safety/integrity Coherence of diagnosis, progression and support Authentic digital activities, embedded into the curriculum
access skills practices attributes extensive, complex, ill-defined intensive, simplified, well-defined LLiDA literacies development model
Supporting Learners in a Digital Age (JISC 2010) How are institutions creating opportunities that promote the development of effective learning in a digital age?
SLiDA findings Introduce learners as early as possible to the technologies they will use Support students to use their own devices and services Reconfigure campus spaces for tech-supported personal and social learning Recognise students' diverse experiences and expertise with technology Involve students in decision making about technology and learning Embed digital literacies into the curriculum Rethink graduate attributes for a digital age Undertake student-centred research Consider a minimal entitlement to digital experience and capability
Developing Digital Literacies (JISC 2011-13) £1,5 million to 12 institutional projects Coherent, inclusive and holistic approaches Digital literacies of staff and students. Embedded into core institutional activities Students will be better equipped to thrive Institutions will be more resilient Diverse capabilities Diverse groups e-research open publishing information literacy designing TEL learning spaces student-owned devices student-led ICT support media production professional practice mentoring personal development students in transition research students educators of the future estates/technical staff senior managers librarians learning support staff administrators lecturers part-time academics course team leaders
Resources Download guidance on developing students’ digital skills for study. Access a set of recommendations to help you examine your institution’s provision and support for developing digital literacy. Carry out an organisational audit to identify current good practise and priority areas for development. Browse examples of best practice in curriculum development, learning support and organisational capacity building for digital literacy. Explore case studies to see how different universities and colleges are promoting effective learning in a digital age. Sign up for a national workshop on Developing Digital Literacies or download, adapt and use the workshop materials for staff development in your own setting. Join the public JISCmail discussion list on topics related to digital literacy.