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Strategic approaches to digital literacies11/06/2014
What are digital literacies?
»Those capabilities which fit someone for living, learning
and working in a digital society
0...
Aspects of digital literacy
09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 3
Digital literacy development
09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 4
access and
awareness
skills
practices
in context
a...
Developing digital literacies programme
09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 5
»Jisc Developing Digital Literacies pro...
Some key messages on developing digital literacies
Discuss
digital
issues
Strategic
approach
Review
current
support
Develo...
Developing students’ digital literacies
» Student confidence is usually ahead of their
capability
» Different types and le...
Developing digital practices in the curriculum
» Digital practices for academic success are
subject specific and best prac...
Professional services and student support
»Raise awareness of digital tools and practices
»Time for professional developme...
Support for staff digital literacy development
Barriers
• Fear
• Time
• Where to start?
Enablers
• Relevant examples of go...
Student expectations
» Digital student project http://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org
#digitalstudent
» Review into student...
Supporting students’ digital literacies
»How do you/your service currently support the
development of students’ digital li...
Supporting students’ digital literacies
»How could you/your service support students’ digital
needs and expectations in th...
Jisc resources
» Developing digital literacies infoKit
www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/digital-literacies
» Jisc Design Stu...
Find out more…
09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 15
Digital literacies #jiscdiglit
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E.J.Parcell@swansea....
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Strategic Approaches to Digital Literacies: Gregynog Colloquium 2014

  1. 1. Lis Parcell, Jisc RSCWales & Marianne Sheppard, Jisc infoNet Strategic approaches to digital literacies11/06/2014
  2. 2. What are digital literacies? »Those capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 2
  3. 3. Aspects of digital literacy 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 3
  4. 4. Digital literacy development 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 4 access and awareness skills practices in context attributes identity (Beetham and Sharpe 2009 & 2010) 'I am...' 'I do...' 'I can...' 'I have...'
  5. 5. Developing digital literacies programme 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 5 »Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme (2011-2013) »Exploring institutional approaches »10 universities, 2 further education colleges incl. Cardiff University and Coleg Llandrillo Cymru »10 professional associations incl. SCONUL »Key themes incl. supporting student and staff digital literacies, e-pioneers, digital literacies in the disciplines, strategic embedding
  6. 6. Some key messages on developing digital literacies Discuss digital issues Strategic approach Review current support Develop staff skills Embed in curriculum Students as partners Promote digital identity Parallel activities 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 6
  7. 7. Developing students’ digital literacies » Student confidence is usually ahead of their capability » Different types and levels of guidance needed » Opportunities to learn from peers » Motivated by developing an online professional identity » Tutor practices and course requirements are crucial » Integrate digital literacy into course and study skills 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 7
  8. 8. Developing digital practices in the curriculum » Digital practices for academic success are subject specific and best practiced in a disciplinary context » Subject-specific digital attributes? » Curriculum design is key – embed digital into quality mechanisms and graduate attributes » Academic vs general technologies » How digitally skilled do teaching staff need to be? » Digital learning activities should be creative and appropriately assessed 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 8
  9. 9. Professional services and student support »Raise awareness of digital tools and practices »Time for professional development and networking »Professional identity, accreditation and recognition »Models or frameworks may help »‘Just in time’ integrated student support 11/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 9
  10. 10. Support for staff digital literacy development Barriers • Fear • Time • Where to start? Enablers • Relevant examples of good practice • ‘Just in time’ information • Communities of practice • Developing online identity • Professional development & reward 09/06/2014 Developing Digital Literacies slide 10
  11. 11. Student expectations » Digital student project http://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org #digitalstudent » Review into students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment at university (phase 1) » Focus on general environment e.g. wifi, IT support, access to devices and printers and study environment e.g. use of digital resources, devices and services to support learning » Crossover with digital literacies support » Importance of dialogue and engagement with students 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 11
  12. 12. Supporting students’ digital literacies »How do you/your service currently support the development of students’ digital literacies? (5 mins) 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 12
  13. 13. Supporting students’ digital literacies »How could you/your service support students’ digital needs and expectations in the future? (5 mins) 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 13
  14. 14. Jisc resources » Developing digital literacies infoKit www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/digital-literacies » Jisc Design Studio http://bit.ly/diglitds » Jisc quick guide to developing students’ digital literacy www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/developing-students-digital-literacy » Jisc Change Agent Network http://changeagentsnetwork.co.uk/ » Jisc RSCWales social media for student engagement guide http://bit.ly/jiscsm4e 11/03/2014 14
  15. 15. Find out more… 09/06/2014 Developing digital literacies 15 Digital literacies #jiscdiglit Lis Parcell E.J.Parcell@swansea.ac.uk Marianne Sheppard marianne.sheppard@northumbria.ac.uk http://bit.ly/diglit-infokit Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND

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