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Developing a collaborative vision, strategy and offer for information and digital literacy in your institution - Grant & Stokes

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Developing a collaborative vision, strategy and offer for information and digital literacy in your institution - Grant & Stokes

  1. 1. Vicky Grant @missvagrant Head of Library Learning Services Chris Stokes @cwstokes Director of Digital Learning University of Sheffield #LILAC16 Developing a collaborative vision, strategy and offer for information and digital literacy in your institution © The University of Sheffield
  2. 2. 2 Greetings from Sheffield University Library via Deakin University Library Deakin University Library (2014) Developing an understanding of digital literacy [online], available: http://air.deakin.edu.au/public/media/Digital+Literacy+/0_bfyyl126 [accessed 08 March 2016]. Image used with the permission of Deakin University Library
  3. 3. 3 What is information and digital literacy? Belshaw, D. (2012) The essential elements of digital literacies: Doug Belshaw at TEDxWarwick [online], available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8yQPoTcZ78 [accessed 08 March 2016]. Image used with the author’s permisssion
  4. 4. Our information and digital literacy away day 4
  5. 5. 5 Lego metaphors!
  6. 6. Models for digital literacy from JISC 6 Image by JISC reproduced under the CC BY-NC-ND licence JISC (2014) Developing digital literacies [online], available: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/full-guide/developing-digital- literacies [accessed 08 March 2016].
  7. 7. Models for digital literacy from JISC 7 Image by JISC reproduced under the CC BY-NC-ND licence JISC (2015) Developing students’ digital literacy [online], available: https://jisc.ac.uk/guides/developing- students-digital-literacy [accessed 08 March 2016].
  8. 8. Meetings developed through the 4D model of Appreciative Inquiry 8 Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D. K. and Stavros, J. M. (2008) Appreciative inquiry handbook : for leaders of change, 2nd ed., Brunswick: Crown Custom Pub.
  9. 9. Our vision statement 9 Our inspirational libraries blend digital tools with information literacies, creating outstanding sites of transformative learning for academia, employment and for active citizenship. Information and digital literacy group The University of Sheffield Library
  10. 10. To be effective … know your organisation 10
  11. 11. Storying Sheffield, Living Library, Knowing as Healing ‘inging’ our learning: to focus on the process rather than the product Inging “The process of adding the suffix "ing" to a word (noun, adjective, verb, etc.) to make it into a verb in present continuous tense” (theFallingJack, 2010). theFallingJack (2010) Inging. Urban Dictionary [online], available: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=inging [accessed 08 March 2016]. 11
  12. 12. “The world is not finished. It is always in the process of becoming.” Paulo Freire Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of freedom : ethics, democracy and civic courage (Critical perspectives series). Lanham, Md. ; Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield. 12
  13. 13. To be successful … know your learners 13 Student Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching
  14. 14. Finding Information Evaluating information Managing information Creating information Communicating information Defining literacies: the what and the why 14 Researching Employability Identity Citizenship Wellbeing Freedom Learning
  15. 15. From information literacy to information and digital literacies: intersecting our offer (two examples) 15 Managing information EndNote Zotero RefMe Mendeley Creating information iMovie Popplet Google cardboard
  16. 16. 31/03/2016 © The University of Sheffield 16Embedding the offer into the institutional strategy
  17. 17. Learning and teaching strategy (1) • Currently developing a new strategy, with digital being a strong theme • Requirement that I&DL is embedded for students and staff 31/03/2016 © The University of Sheffield 17
  18. 18. Learning and teaching strategy (2) • Requires collaboration in curriculum design • Support in aspects of platform, tools, infrastructure, networks 31/03/2016 © The University of Sheffield 18
  19. 19. Directors of Digital Learning (1) 19
  20. 20. Directors of Digital Learning (2) • New academic posts – cross cutting, with remit to make ‘step change’ in digital learning • Bringing together cognate teams for strategic activity – Library, MOOCs, TEL, Enterprise, Student Support, and others • Fresh methods to define the new approach: Hack Days, Retreats, provocative seminars, visiting experts 31/03/2016 © The University of Sheffield 20
  21. 21. Digital Commons 21 in the Information Commons
  22. 22. 22 Provocation, Inspiration, Collaboration The Digital Commons The University of Sheffield
  23. 23. To Discover And Understand.
  24. 24. Activity: digital tools for knowledge creation In pairs collaboratively discuss mobile apps / digital tools that might be used by students when they are creating information. Can you think of a digital tool for students to use if they are creating: A film A poem An app An artefact A written report A presentation 24
  25. 25. Background: your library has focused its attention over recent years on supporting students in finding information. You notice though that students are less inclined to be passive consumers of information these days. You think about Belshaw’s expression “a generation of web makers” (2012) and are interested in embracing the creativity which is increasingly taking place in the library. The task: In groups collaboratively design an information and digital literacy workshop to support ‘the generation of makers’. Think more broadly than web makers; this might involve students/ learners writing a poem, a story, scripting a film or creating an artefact. Perhaps they are writing a traditional academic report or a presentation. Perhaps they will develop an app. Use your imagination! How will this activity be enhanced by the use of a digital tool? The lesson plan: Using the sheets, pens and post-it notes provided, (or a package like Trello) create a lesson plan capturing: • An engaging title • The aim of the workshop indicating the intersection between the information literacy and the digital tool • A timed lesson plan incorporating a range of activities/ delivery styles • The mobile app(s) or digital tool(s) which will be used Activity: creating a lesson plan 25

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