Jobs 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates.
JISC Developing Digital LiteracysprogrammeThe aim of the programme is to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacys for all staff and students in UK further and higher education.
D D L Program Objectives Establish an institutional vision for the development of digital literacys; Embed digital literacys at the core of the institution’s strategic planning process; Engage students in the process as change agents; Map how disciplinary differences and cultures shape the development of digital literacys; Explore how institutional structures and processes enable and/or hinder the embedding of digital literacys; Partner with relevant sector organisations to support development and aid wide and effective dissemination.
Young adults represent the most avid users of social network sites, and they are also the most concerned with their online identity management, according the Pew Internet and AmericanLife Project (Lenhart, Purcell, Smith, & Zickuhr, 2010; Madden, 2012).
These practices representimportant literate activity today, as individuals who are writing online learn to negotiate interfaces, user agreements, and personal data, as well as rhetorical situations. Examining the social, technological, and structural factors that influence digital literacy practices in online environments is crucial to understanding the impact of these sites on writing practices. Applying Brooke’s (2009)
“a shorthand for the myriad social practices and conceptions of engaging in meaning making mediated by textsthat are produced, received, distributed, exchanged, etc., via digital codification” Lankshear and Knobel (2008)