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All Aboard - Building Digital Confidence

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Presentation at CESIcon (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) , March 4th, DCU/StPat's, Dublin.

The All Aboard! project, it's main areas of activity and upcoming developments.

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All Aboard - Building Digital Confidence

  1. 1. main features
  2. 2. A new approach to developing a digital skills framework
  3. 3. Digital Skills – the ‘problem’ Students need high levels of skill and confidence for employment Academic staff/faculty need skills to provide up to date learning experiences Support staff need skills to develop their specialist expertise
  4. 4. Typical ‘solution’  Embed digital skills training in the curriculum, formal, credit-bearing courses  Professional Development workshops for Academic staff/faculty  ‘Competency framework’ produced for support staff, with skills defined per role/grade  All underpinned by comprehensive policy document
  5. 5. Operating Systems Jargon Busting Devices & Hardware Databases Word Processing Spreadsheets Data Storage Presentation Skills Presentation Tools Online Teaching Simulations Response Systems Digital Badges Learning Design Search Blogs Podcasting Discussion Boards Online Identity Digital Footprint Social Networks Messaging Collaboration Tools Email Web Mechanics BrowsersOnline Navigation Ethics Data Protection Password ManagementCollate Content Digital Copyright Wikis Publication Types Reputation Privacy Safety Tablets Security CodingApp Development Search EnginesSources Mobile Technologies Smartphones OERs Web Content E-portfolios Avoiding Plagiarism Sharing Data Referencing Metacognition Accessibility Tools Time Management Digital Cameras Organisational Tools Keywords Critical Evaluation Screencasts Journals Design Thinking Remixing Content Course Design Learning Design Lecture CaptureClassroom Technologies Interactive Displays Flipped Classroom Filetypes VLE Mind Mapping Project Management Animation Online Communication Digital Images Accessible Content Video Conferencing Streaming Audio ResourcesVideo Resources Creative Commons Producing Content
  6. 6. Tools & Technologies Teach & Learn Create & Innovate Communicate & Collaborate Find & Use Identity & Wellbeing
  7. 7. Connecting with each other and sharing ideas, regardless of distance or time. The skills and literacies needed to find relevant information and data and how to apply such information in an effective way and subject it to scrutiny, whether for effective learning or for research, scholarship and professional purposes. The technical and the practical aspects of the range of tools and technologies available and useful in the support of learning, teaching, research, managing and thriving in the digital age. Understanding the nature of your online self, data and information, privacy and protection, and taking care of yourself, others and information, in ways that are ethical and respectful Being confident and empowered over the use of technologies to make new resources, express yourself, and take opportunities to develop new approaches and ways of interpreting ideas and the world around us. How to get the most out of technologies and materials to encourage engaged learning and make sense of new knowledge.
  8. 8. Supporting the National Digital Skills Framework Digital Confidence Profile Tool Shareable, multimedia, interactive learning materials Simple, interactive Mapped to framework Data captured (anonymously) Knowledge/Experiential Skills Levels. Each topic is a station on the Metro. Customised to suit any group or need, building minicourses with badges for achivement Travelcards – simple approach to curriculum design
  9. 9. Supporting the National Digital Skills Framework Digital Confidence Profile Tool Shareable, multimedia, interactive learning materials Simple, interactive Mapped to framework Data captured (anonymously) Knowledge/Experiential Skills Levels. Each topic is a station on the Metro. Customised to suit any group or need, building minicourses with badges for achivement Travelcards – simple approach to curriculum design
  10. 10. Open Badges to record achievement & build confidence
  11. 11. Digital Badges – they’re spreading! From digital skills, to graduate attributes and professional development OpenBadgePassport OpenBadgeFactory
  12. 12. Capturing badges, storing CVs, CPD records, linking to publications and allowing re- export to other platforms (eg LinkedIn), embedding in websites, etc. Compliance with OBI Open Badge Passport ‘Hallmarks’ (Using Digital Badge system) Intermediate, component achievements Personal Profiles
  13. 13. Partnership: academic staff, support staff, students – and others
  14. 14. Partnerships & Collaboration Digital Champions Digital Ambassadors Research, development & sharing Enthusiastic, energetic & creative Student partnership projects across all institutions Surveys, interviews & focus groups Collaborative funding bids Free design tools & resource packs Metro Map idea being shared, adapted and translated. Highlighted in international conferences. Impact on professional development , AllAboard2017……. National & International
  15. 15. Partnerships & Collaboration Digital Champions Digital Ambassadors Research, development & sharing Enthusiastic, energetic & creative Student partnership projects across all institutions Surveys, interviews & focus groups Collaborative funding bids Free design tools & resource packs Metro Map idea being shared, adapted and translated. Highlighted in international conferences. Impact on professional development , AllAboard2017……. National & International
  16. 16. iain.maclaren@nuigalway.ie @allaboardhe
  17. 17. #cesicon

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