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The Digital University - A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development


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Presentation for Employer Engagement in a Digital Age Conference, 4 July 2012, University of Greenwich,

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The Digital University - A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development

  1. 1. The Digital University - AProposed Framework for Strategic Development Bill Johnston ( MacNeill (,@sheilmcn)Employer Engagement in a Digital Age Conference, 4 July 2012, University of Greenwich, #apt2012
  2. 2.  Background and overview of our work Focal point of session Activities: Discussion/contextualisation of the matrix ◦ E.g. identification of key links to the employer engagement agenda Estimate of viability of model for strategic discussion ◦ E.g how/could you use this model in your institution?Session Overview
  3. 3. Learning Digital Environment Participation Curriculum & Information Course Literacy DesignThe Digital University: key themes
  4. 4.  "Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.” (Webber, Johnston, 2003)Information Literacy Definition
  5. 5. “using an information literacy lens provides us with a means to produce a coherent outline of a digital university and suggest strategic developments of the digital infrastructure, learning environment and management culture required to fully achieve the potential of the digital technologies.”( blog post
  6. 6. Digital Participation Information Literacy•Civic Role and responsibilities •High level concepts and•Community Engagement perceptions and influencing•Networks (human & digital) practice•Technological affordances •Staff and student engagement•( •Effective development and use of infrastructure •( Course Design Learning Environment•Constructive alignment •Physical and digital•Curriculum representations, •Pedagogical and socialcourse management, pedagogical •Research and Enquiryinnovation •(•Recruitment and marketing•Reporting, data, analytics•( conceptual matrix
  7. 7. Stats as of 23 May 2012
  8. 8.  What constitutes an information literate learning environment? What are the common understandings of information literacy? what are the key operational requirements from digital infrastructure? Is there ubiquitous, stable wifi connection; refurbished physical teaching and learning spaces as well as state of the art research facilities? What are the key digital literacy skills needed by staff, students and employers? What are the key digital literacy expectations for/from staff, students and employers? How can institutions begin to distinguish their unique features and make them explicit to increasingly demanding student (customer) requirements? Is key data about courses easily available for a variety of purposes including marketing, formal reporting requirements such a HESA, KIS?Some starters for 10