The next big challenge? Digital literacies to support student learning


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Presentation given at a conference held at Glyndwr University on 7 June 2011.

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The next big challenge? Digital literacies to support student learning

  1. 1. The next big<br />challenge?<br />Digital literacies<br />to support<br />student learning<br />#te21GU 7 June 2011<br />
  2. 2. Lis Parcell<br /><br />@lisparcell<br />Paul Richardson <br /><br />@paulbrichardson<br /><br />JISC RSC Wales<br /><br /><br />01792 295959<br />@rscwales<br />
  3. 3. Digital Wales – Digitally Literate Wales?<br />Source: Welsh Assembly Government<br /><br />
  4. 4. Visions of students today<br />Images : thanks to<br />Youtube clip: thanks to januycheng. More on VOST2011:<br /><br />
  5. 5. “those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society“ (JISC)<br />So what could ‘Digital Literacy’ mean? Just a few possibilities<br />“the confident and critical use of ICT for work, leisure, learning and communication“<br />(EU)<br />“Digital literacy is about mastering ideas not keystrokes” (Paul Gilster)<br />
  6. 6. Aspects of a digitally literate student<br />
  7. 7. “Digital literacy is a complex and contested term”<br />From Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum<br />
  8. 8. What does digital literacy mean for your students? <br />...and you?<br />
  9. 9. Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA)<br />Image source:<br />
  10. 10. Supporting Effective Learners in a Digital Age (SLiDA)<br /><ul><li>“Digital literacies should be explicitly specified in learning and teaching strategies (although not necessarily using that terminology), contextualised for the discipline, embedded into the curriculum and mapped across all programmes.”
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  12. 12. 9 case studies</li></li></ul><li>Supporting effective learners in a digital age: learner-owned devices<br />Supporting effective learners in a digital age: <br />Image source:<br />
  13. 13. Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Co-Lab<br />Image source:<br />
  14. 14. Supporting effective learners in a digital age: Digital literacy as a graduate attribute<br />Image source:<br />
  15. 15. More projects and resources<br /><ul><li>Using Peer EGuides to Support Digital Literacy
  16. 16. (JISC PEDL project)
  17. 17. Yale College Wrexham E-safety project
  18. 18. Welsh Information Literacy Project
  19. 19. Cardiff University Information Literacy Resource Bank
  20. 20. HEIs building on Gwella enhancement work
  21. 21. JISC Digital Literacies Programme</li></li></ul><li>Some challenges<br /><ul><li>Skills gaps
  22. 22. Personal/social vs educational uses of technology
  23. 23. Transitions
  24. 24. Disciplinary differences
  25. 25. Changing staff roles
  26. 26. Ownership
  27. 27. Open information, data and content
  28. 28. More on the horizon
  29. 29. Horizon Report</li></li></ul><li>Exchange of experience<br /><ul><li>Choose one card that you find interesting/surprising
  30. 30. Any similarities to your learners? Any differences?
  31. 31. How do you help those learners to be digitally literate at present– what works well?
  32. 32. If digital literacies are to support L&T excellence, what may need to change in your dept/organisation?</li></ul>From Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum<br />
  33. 33. What next?<br /><ul><li>JISC Digital Literacies Programme #digilit
  34. 34. The start of embedding in institutional strategies?
  35. 35. JISC workshops
  36. 36.
  37. 37. We’re planning one in Wales early Nov. 2011
  38. 38. Watch this space!</li>