Digital Literacies and Open Badges

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Digital Literacies and Open Badges

  1. 1. Digital Literacies and Open Badges Manchester Metropolitan University Anthony Beal 27 February 2013 Tweeting for success April 6, 2013 | slide 1www.jisc.ac.uk/rsc RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  2. 2. DefinitionsConcepts of digital literacy were introduced as itbecame necessary to consider the skills andcompetencies of those on the receiving end of theproducts of the ICT industries…An initial often citedattempt at defining digital literacy (Gilster, 1997)identified four key competencies: Assembling knowledge Evaluating information Searching Navigating in non-linear routes. Gillen, J. & Barton, D. (2010) Digital Literacies: A Research Briefing by the Technology Enhanced Learning phase of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Institute of Education London.Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 2
  3. 3. Changing digital literacies Glinster also recommended as a tip for the learner to communicate with the with the author of the web site by email.If they don’t respond..don’t use the information Did not foresee Wikipedia Only mention related to e-safety is inappropriate web sitesGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 3
  4. 4. EU lists 14 areas of digital competence 1. General technical knowledge and functional skills 2. Basic use in everyday life 3. Specialized and advanced skills for work and creative expression 4. Technology mediated communication and collaboration 5. Privacy and security 6. Legal and ethical aspects 7. Information processing and management 8. Informed and flexible decision-making 9. Exploration of digital opportunities and adaptation to own needs 10. Self-directed learning with digital technologies 11. Understanding and awareness of role of ICT in society 12. Effective and efficient use 13. Seamless use and appropriation of technology 14. Balanced attitude towards technology http://www.slideshare.net/jisc-elearning/a-history-of-digital-literacy-in-the-uk-and-euGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 4
  5. 5. Elements of Digital Literacy http://www.slideshare.net/dajbelshaw/etmooc-t3-s1-digital-literacies-with-dr-doug-belshawGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 5
  6. 6. What do you think digital literacy is?Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 6
  7. 7. How do others define digital literacy?Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 7
  8. 8. Is there an opportunity to bring these views together to benefit learners / customers?Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 8
  9. 9. Why is digital literacy importantGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 9
  10. 10. "Many learners enter further and higher education lacking theskills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improvingdigital literacy is an essential component of developingemployable graduates.Courses that embed core digital skills, as well as subjectspecific use of technology, enable students to gain the skillsand confidence they need to use digital technology not only tosupport their learning but also in the workplace." JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteraciesGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 10
  11. 11. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 11
  12. 12. Identify the key aspects of digital literacy that relate most to your own academic / professional / personal experience explaining why they are important© tim ellis http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/2269499855/ - Licenced under Creative Commons Reflecting on all the various facets of digital literacy, rank the bubbles in order of importance to an organisation. Consider the implication for the individual as well as the organisational challenges © wallyg http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/164451891/ - Licenced under Creative Commons | slide 12
  13. 13. Jisc National working group The Digital Literacies Organisational Review (DLOR) allows learning providers to take an holistic approach to how digital literacies are developed and embedded within the organisation, from strategy to practice. Available at: http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/digitalliteracy/digital- literacies-organisational-review.aspxGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 13
  14. 14. DLOR online http://goo.gl/WAAFdGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 14
  15. 15. Northwest Digital Literacy Group http://goo.gl/4KxbuGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 15
  16. 16. Jisc Briefing Paper Developing Digital Literacies http://goo.gl/ayBOQGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 16
  17. 17. Write on a post-it one thing youplan to do after this session toimprove your digital literacy skillsWhat do you think will asignificant barrier to achievingthis?Start to think about how you willovercome the barrier. | slide 17
  18. 18. Open badges The Mozilla Open Badge framework – badg.us http://badg.us/en-US/profiles/profile/ab My badges backpack http://beta.openbadges.org/ ab@rsc-northwest.ac.ukHow to become a self-starter | slide 18
  19. 19.  Badge for the think before you click workshop http://badg.us/en- US/badges/badge/Attended_think_before_you_click_workshop Image used from the public domain http://pixabay.com/en/head-face-silhouette-clock-time-70184/ howto: issue #openbadges in 5 steps using wordpress + wpbadger http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2012/07/25/howto-issue- openbadges-in-5-steps-using-wordpress-wpbadger/How to become a self-starter | slide 19
  20. 20. References Gillen, J. & Barton, D. (2010) Digital Literacies: A Research Briefing by the Technology Enhanced Learning phase of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Institute of Education London. Gilster, P. (1997) Digital literacy. New York: John Wiley & Son Pool, C. R. (1997). A new digital literacy. Educational Leadership, 55(3), 6.Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 6, 2013 | slide 24
  21. 21. Anthony Beal ab@rsc-northwest.ac.uk @redsontourHow to become a self-starter | slide 25

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