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Digital Literacy in Practice

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Sides for the LSE NetworkED: Technology in Education seminar, 22 October 2014: http://lti.lse.ac.uk/events/networkED-seminar-series-18.php

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Digital Literacy in Practice

  1. 1. Digital Literacy in Practice: Making Change Happen NetworkED: Technology in Education Josie Fraser 22 October 2014
  2. 2. Building Schools for the Future • Approximately £340 million capital build programme • 23 secondary school sites - including Secondary Behavioural Support Service, SEN, Children’s Hospital School • 20,000 learner places – all building works completed by 2015
  3. 3. Digital Literacy …equipping staff & learners with the skills to not only take advantage of the information & opportunities offered by technology, but to take an active role in shaping & creating those opportunities - social, educational, political, civic, & economic.
  4. 4. Key Questions #DigiLitLeic What does digital literacy look like in practice? What are the current strengths and gaps across city schools? How can we best support staff in developing digital literacy skills and confidence?
  5. 5. DigiLit Leicester Project • 2 year Knowledge Exchange Project • Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and 23 Leicester BSF schools • Lucy Atkins – Research Associate • Josie Fraser – Leicester City Council • Richard Hall – De Montfort University Developing secondary school staff digital literacy, through the implementation of a self-evaluation framework.
  6. 6. Project Timeline September 2012 September 2014
  7. 7. Finding, Evaluating & Organising Creating & Sharing
  8. 8. Assessment & Feedback Communication, Collaboration & Participation
  9. 9. e-Safety & Online Identity Technology Supported Professional Development
  10. 10. Levels • Entry • Core • Developer • Pioneer
  11. 11. Project Activities Activities report captures work between January 2013 and April 2014 – projects can be characterised as: • Activities designed and managed by the DigiLit Leicester team • Activities which were proposed and designed by the schools
  12. 12. Activities post on LCC SchoolTech
  13. 13. Activity lessons • Ambition relating to project opportunities is high • Schools often need or would welcome additional support • Pressures on staff time • Significant activities relating to the project focus have taken place across the schools
  14. 14. 43.5%
  15. 15. 9%
  16. 16. Digital Literacy CPD Priorities • Share & promote Pioneer practice • Support Entry-level staff • Facilitate self-directed staff development • Contextualise e-safety guidance & work • Increase knowledge and use of Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  17. 17. Open Educational Resources Guidance for Schools
  18. 18. Project Impact • Shared understanding of digital literacy situated in practice • Engagement with all schools • Significant cultural change • Digital literacy strategy and implementation plan within the University • Comparative analysis shows that a statistically significant change in staff confidence has occurred • Open & Connected Learning
  19. 19. thank you! @josiefraser
  20. 20. Project Reports and Links Initial Project Report (outlining the secondary school digital literacy framework and including all of the survey content), June 2013 2013 Survey Results , October 2013 Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester Project – Research in Learning Technology, April 2014 Project Activities Report, May 2014 2014 Survey Results, September 2014 www.digilitleic.com

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