Developing students digital literacies through Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) - ALTC-2013 presentation

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Credit: Simon Snowden, Emma Thompson and Tunde Varga-Atkins @ University of Liverpool

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Developing students digital literacies through Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) - ALTC-2013 presentation

  1. 1. Developing students’ digital literacies through Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL): a matter of student ownership Tünde Varga-Atkins (learning technologist) Emma Thompson (librarian) Simon Snowden (academic) ALTC-2013, 11 Sep 2013
  2. 2. Session outline 1. Action Research – Appreciative inquiry a) Why -> EBL model b) What we did -> Module and Data c) What we found out -> Themes d) Peer discussion (Your input) -> Activity: Think-Pair-Share) e) Future -> Development / Publication 2. Questions and discussion
  3. 3. Action Research: a) why? • Subject matter: Sustainability – emerging field • Active learning • School’s graduate attributes: ‘lifelong learner’ Solution: Enquiry-Based Learning = + subject matter + scholarship + teamwork + digital/information literacies
  4. 4. b) What we did
  5. 5. What we didEnquiry-Based Learning model
  6. 6. Searching for resources
  7. 7. Gaining confidence with frequent flipchart presentations
  8. 8. Exeter Learner Quiz How does Wikipedia work? (Behind the scenes) Choosing a Wikipedia article to edit Skype interview with a journalist Researching social media presence of scholars and the area of sustainability Explicit reflection on DL development Focus on: digital literacies
  9. 9. Digital tasks with digital learning tools
  10. 10. Working towards editing a Wikipedia article
  11. 11. c) Research Data : to what extent does this EBL model promote development of digital literacies? • Focus group • Reflective journal entries • Reflective assignment • Module marks • Observation Feedback used for future development
  12. 12. student reflective logs and assignments: catalyst
  13. 13. Digital Den?
  14. 14. d) Themes 1. Challenging preconceptions of own DLs 2. The wizard (scholar) and the apprentice (student) 3. Re-exploring the (digital) landscape
  15. 15. Think-Pair-Share Activity 11 excerpts from student journals and reflective assignments • Think: read one or more excerpts on your own. Which of the 3 themes does it/they exemplify? Can you think of any other themes? • Pair: discuss the above with your pair (or in 3s) Share: write any new theme on post-it; be ready to report back to the whole group
  16. 16. Theme 1. Challenging preconceptions of their own digital literacies • Students reflect and re-assess their own digital capability
  17. 17. Theme 2. The Wizard and the Apprentice Students develop (digital scholarship) capability because they are asked to look behind the curtain!
  18. 18. Theme 3. Re-exploring a familiar landscape • Technology for exploration: – Consuming -> Seeking -> Producing – Social -> Learning – Personal -> Institutional
  19. 19. Think-Pair-Share Activity 11 excerpts from student journals and reflective assignments • Think: read one or more excerpts on your own. Which of the 3 themes does it/they exemplify? Can you think of any other themes? • Pair: discuss the above with your pair (or in 3s), write any new theme on sheet of paper • Share: be ready to report back to whole group
  20. 20. Think-Pair-Share : Discussion • Other themes? • Theme 1: Challenging preconceptions (1-5) • Theme 2: Wizard and Apprentice (11) • Theme 3: Re-exploring landscape (6-10)
  21. 21. Conclusion • Strong evidence of student [digital] learning • Future: scaling up; digital champions • Shared an EBL model (explicit IL/DL) • Value = Academic + Library + eLearning Unit libraryacademic eLearning Unit
  22. 22. Tünde Varga-Atkins tva@liv.ac.uk @tundeva Emma.Thompson@liv.ac.uk @LibraryEmma Simon.Snowden@liv.ac.uk @CreaticDestruct Developing Digital Literacies Programme http://digilearn.liv.ac.uk
  23. 23. Photo credits Student/Session photos Tünde Varga-Atkins/Emma Thompson Student in landscape http://grandmaraisschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DSCF9526.jpg Wizard behind curtain http://tonymccollum.com/2013/01/behind-the-magic/ Distorting mirror http://poojycat.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/with-friends-in-a-distorting-mirror/

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