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Highbury opening presentation


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Morning presentation at Highbury College HE Planning Day, 12 December 2012

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Highbury opening presentation

  1. 1. DIGITAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATIONDr. Rhona Highbury College, Portsmouth12 December 2012Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning
  2. 2. How are learners making use oftechnology to support their studies?
  3. 3. NEW LEARNERS?Does education require a revolution to accommodate upand coming digital natives?
  4. 4. You will need a blank pieceof paper and a pencilNow, turn to your neighbour….
  5. 5. BECTA HARNESSING TECHNOLOGYSCHOOLS SURVEY 201097% of secondary school learners and 94% of primaryschool learners had internet access at home
  7. 7. BECTA HARNESSING TECHNOLOGYSCHOOLS SURVEY 201081% of Yr10 students know how to uploadvideos, pictures of recordings60% of Yr10 students know how to edit awiki or blog.30% find it difficult to find usefulinformation online
  8. 8. LITERACY PRACTICES IN EVERYDAY LIFEMulti-modal PurposefulMulti-media Clear sense ofShared audienceNon-linear GenerativeAgentic Self-determinedIvanic et al (2007) Literacies for learning in FurtherEducation.
  10. 10. NEW DEMANDS ON EDUCATION Sense making Computational thinking Social intelligence New media literacy Adaptive thinking Cognitive load Cross-cultural management competency Transdisciplinarity Virtual collaboration Design mindsetFUTURE WORK SKILLS 2020
  11. 11. OVERVIEWDigital natives are not necessarily digitally literate,although they: 1. Demonstrate literacy practices informed by use of technology 2. Have high expectations of institutions to provide robust and accessible technology 3. Have a very broad view of the role of technology in learning 4. Sometimes use technology in ways that we have not predicted and that we can learn from.
  12. 12. DEFINITIONS: LITERACY“The use of the term literacy implies abroader form of education about mediathat is not restricted to mechanical skills ornarrow forms of functional competence. Itsuggests a more rounded, humanisticconception‟ (Buckingham, 2006)
  13. 13. DEFINITIONS: DIGITAL LITERACY“Digital literacy expresses the sum ofcapabilities an individual needs to live,learn and work in a digital society” (JISC,Developing Digital Literacy Workshops,2011)
  14. 14. TAXONOMIESFerrari, A. (2012) Digital competence in practice: ananalysis of frameworks. JRC Technical Report. EU.
  15. 15. DEVELOPMENTAL MODELSSharpe and Beetham 2010 attributes „I am . . .‟ personal practices „I do . . .‟ skills „I can . . .‟ functional access „I have . . .‟
  16. 16. BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHERAt Oxford Brookes University, digital andinformation literacy is defined as ..The functional access, skills and practicesnecessary to become a confident, agileadopter of a range of technologies forpersonal, academic and professional use
  17. 17. REFLECTION POINT 1What definition of digital literacy wouldmake sense and help people to takeaction, in your context of work? Tweet your thoughts using the tag #dlhighbury
  19. 19. Implications of the developmental framework 1From ISL
  21. 21. DALLI
  22. 22. Implications of the developmental framework 2From ISL
  24. 24. REFLECTION POINT 2What could you do to move this agenda onat Highbury?Tweet your thoughts to #dlhighbury
  25. 25. OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITYDefining digital andinformation literacywithin the context ofthe discipline.
  26. 26. What does it mean to bedigitally literate in . . .? Use online databases to conduct systematic reviews. Analyse data in Excel to produce scientific reports.Health and life Maintain electronic patientsciences care records appropriately. Evaluate the role of assistive technologies in advancing health and social care practice.
  27. 27. What does it mean to bedigitally literate in . . .? Use relevant software to solve complex automotive engineering problems.Technology Work with models that simulate the behaviour of theand physical Produce high quality output using the latest software tools.
  28. 28. WHAT’S ON TOP?
  29. 29. JISC InStePP Project, Oxford Brookes
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  32. 32. CONFIDENT, AGILE ADOPTERSThe staff are asking us to do things like, "how dowe integrate Twitter with this?" and, okay, I dontknow, gimme five minutes and Ill go and find out.And thats how Ive always worked.… I will goaway and make myself an expert in that field andthen come back and pass on that knowledge,enable other people to go and use that software (InstePP ePioneer 2, JISC cluster group Sep 2012).
  33. 33. SUMMARYGraduates who will thrive in the digital age will need the confidence and agility to respond to complex and changing circumstance.The powerful influence of context means that teachers and their institutions should take the lead in developing their learners.Learner development can be understood as developing functional access, skills, personal practices and attributes.
  34. 34. CREDITSMuch of the research I have been involved with hasbeen funded by the JISC, including• The Learners Experiences of e-learning programme• The Supporting Learners in a Digital Age project• The InSTePP projectSources can be found on my rjsharpe Deliciousaccount, tagged „Highbury‟.