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Price - Digital literacies as a postgraduate attribute


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Price - Digital literacies as a postgraduate attribute

  1. 1. Digital Literacies as aPost-GraduateattributeGwyneth Price. Institute of Education LILAC, Glasgow 11th April, 2012
  2. 2. JISC funded Developing DigitalLiteracies programme £1.5 million July 2011 to July 2013 12 projects + Professional organisations The aim of the programme is to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education. All projects have blogs
  3. 3. Two year JISC funded projectObjectives1. To gain in-depth understanding of our students’ digital literacies2. To evaluate our current provision and opportunities for our students3. To review our institutional readiness for change around digital literacies4. To implement four pilots developing digital literacies across different contexts
  4. 4. Objectives 2.5. To explore the needs of staff tasked with developing student digital literacies6. To develop exemplar organisational strategies focused on digital literacies as a post-graduate attribute7. To maintain constant dialogue with our partners SEDA, ALT and SCONUL, to ensure dissemination and sector embedding of project findings
  5. 5. About the IOE
  6. 6. Project teamDr Lesley Gourlay: Academic Writing CentreDr Martin Oliver: London Knowledge LabSusan McGrath: Student UnionGwyneth Price: LibraryDr Jude Fransman: Research Officer
  7. 7. Definitions ....JISC understands Digital Literacy to "define those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society".
  8. 8. Focus groups:4 groups: PGCE,Masters, Doctoral,DistanceDraw map indicatingyour uses oftecahnologiesDistinct identities
  9. 9. PGCE Role of school placement Marginal role of IOE Using new technologies eg. IWB and visualisers VLE “like Pandora’s box” Use of iPhone, Google Docs etc
  10. 10. Masters studentsFocus on VLE and access to lecture slides and readingsManaging identities , eg using Facebook as students and professionals
  11. 11. Doctoral studentsFocus on library databases, library classification, access to other librariesOrganising research, eg EndNote
  12. 12. Distance Learners Students studying on the same programme but in different countries Issues of connectedness and community Using “unofficial” channels of communication when necessary
  13. 13. Next phase Multimodal journalling using iPod touches Interviews Pilot by staff involved inventories of digital resources used, maps of spaces inhabited, examples of digital practices (photo, video or audio), diaries of digital experiences.
  14. 14. Change management Open Mode Assessment Undergraduates
  15. 15. Any questions?Contact Gwyneth PriceEmail: @gwynethp or @ioelibraryBlog: