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Developing Digital Literacies


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Presentation to University Good Practice Workshop, July 13th

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Developing Digital Literacies

  1. 1. Developing Digital Literacies Fiona Harvey and Lisa Harris 13th July 2012 University Good Practice Workshop
  2. 2. Digital Literacies Project Objectives• Raise awareness across the University• Benchmark University Digital Literacies activities• Link Education and Research communities• Run workshop series (82 people have attended so far)• Digital Literacies Conference (95 attended)• Student Digital Literacies Champions• Integrate DL into Graduate Attributes• Develop DL Special Interest group – diverse membership across all faculties and including Professional Services (Careers, Student Services, Library)
  3. 3. Student Digital Champions• Help staff and students to learn new tools, build their online profiles, and manage social media for live events• Champs to be attached to each USRG next academic year• Digital Economy USRG is funding students to participate in relevant events, report back at monthly networking lunches and collaborate in research/teaching projects• Supported by Social Media in Live Events (SMiLE) project
  4. 4. Ivan MelendezSam Su Oliver Bills George Georgiev Ahmed Abulaila Digital Champions Hamed Ayhan AlessiaHamed Ayhan Fiochi Panos Grimanellis Farnoosh Berahman Lucy Braiden Manish Pathak Marina Sakipi
  5. 5. Digital Champion Activities• PianoHAWK launch in London, May 2012• Digital Literacies Conference• Support for workshops: – Online Identity – Safety and Security – Developing a Professional Profile – Social Media for Researchers – Professional Identity for International Teachers• One to one training as required• Helped set up a Chinese Social Network account for Modern Languages
  6. 6. The conference was attended by 95 people on site and viaTwitterwe had followers both locally based and from New Zealand,Columbia and Ireland.Student Digital Literacies Champions played a key role insupporting the eventSummary Storify is here
  7. 7. “The workshop was very inspiring and generated some very good insights. It Feedback “Hearing from such a diverse range or people on the subject was really inspirational. I would recommend this to anyone with was wonderful having international students attending, as they were able to even a remote interest in the contribute with a different perspective, area.” specifically those coming from totalitarian regimes. Their concerns and priorities in regards to protecting their own identity “Lots of interesting are very different from those in UK .” discussion inspired by some pretty open questions.” “I thought this was a brilliantly organised, and immersive experience, and in that latter respect corresponded exactly “Great to get big names to one of the stages of digital literacy mentioned by one of the speakers. I learned huge amounts and felt by about 3.30 to Southampton. that my brain was full!” *** It was a really great “…the whole event was a day. Thank you.*** ” real eye-opener in more ways than I can mention here. It was kept under control through a nice blend of more discursive talks “More like with shorter introductions this please”“I liked the openness Looking forward to key advances orand contributions to next one! resources. This was veryfrom almost clever and helped a new-everyone.” comer like me to manage it all.”
  8. 8. New CIP Modules:linking research and teaching
  9. 9. Plans for next year (1)• Allocation of #digichamps to Research and Innovation Services for each USRG and to assist with Multi-disciplinary Week• #Digichamps already booked to assist with promotion of major WSA design event in London and Soton Neuroscience Group• Develop and deliver CIP module – Working and Living on the Web (also included in Web Science BSc)• #digichamps requested to be part of other CIP modules (Intercultural Communications)• Induction talks on DL to all Humanities students and run staff training workshop
  10. 10. Plans for next year (2)• Work with SUSU VP Ed to train all sabbaticals• Graduate Passport – develop closer links for recognition of contributions by SDLCs• Full programme of DL workshops and one to one training• Graduate Attributes – ensure our graduates are recognised as being ‘digitally literate’ and enhance employability• Developing links to student support – DL input to personal tutoring system
  11. 11. Thanks to all the Digital Champions • …and we need lots more of you for next year! – Georgi Georgiev, MSc Digital Marketing – Marina Sakipi, MSc Digital Marketing – Panos Grimanellis, MSc Digital Marketing – Ivan Melendez, MSc KISM – Ring Xu, PhD Management – Nicole Beale, Web Science DTC – Chris Phethean, Web Science DTC – Oliver Bills, Web Science MSc – Sam Su, BSc Management – Hamed Ayhan, MSc Digital Marketing