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Student Digital Literacies


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Digital Literacies - an introduction for our e-learning support agents

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Student Digital Literacies

  1. 1. STUDENT DIGITAL LITERACIES An introduction
  2. 2. “Wits will position itself as an IT-savvy university that uses technology to enhance all its core processes, including providing new and innovative ways of engaging students and staff in academic activities.”
  3. 3. What does eLSI want? • Helpdesk Assistants • Tech Savvy Students
  4. 4. "I can make confident and critical use of information and communications technologies to manage, collaborate and share information and enhance my academic, personal and professional development.”
  5. 5. How do we develop such students?
  6. 6. Where can mentors and champions be deployed? • Student support • Staff support • Policy Matters • IT infrastructure • Development Projects
  7. 7. Student Support • We want to students to address the digital capacities of other students. To both understand the digital capabilities students need and then provide students with clear signposts to training, support and guidance
  8. 8. Staff Support • We want to staff to be comfortable with working with students in a digitally-rich environment and we want to engage and reward students for supporting other students and reverse-mentoring staff.
  9. 9. Policy Matters • We want students to assist us create opportunities for digital issues to be discussed and work towards a campus that has digital embedded in its ethos
  10. 10. IT infrastructure • We want students to be able to support students to use computing devices and services on campus for e-learning
  11. 11. Development • We want students to assist with creating digitally-rich activities that reduce staff workload (e.g. audience response systems, peer assessment, lecture capture, open education resources, etc)
  12. 12. How do we get there?