The focus of this forum is on identifying Digital Literacy staff development needs, identifying appropriate mapped resources for CPD and engaging teaching staff in the process. Information:
10.00: Registration, refreshments and networking
10-35 – 11.30: “Developing digitally literate staff and students within your organisation.” (Anthony Beal & Scott Hibberson, e-Learning Advisors, Jisc RSC)
Identifying staff development needs across the organisation is key to ensuring a digitally literate workforce that can rise to the challenges of 21st century learning. This update from the RSC digital literacy working group will explain how the newly developed Skills Scan can be used within your organisation to identify training needs and inform strategic planning and decision making.
11.30: Selling the Digital Literacy message” (Jim Temple - Library Service Manager at Aquinas College)
Presentation on Digital Literacy at Aquinas College and the tactics we have used to engage teaching staff so that we can get into their classes to deliver Digital Literacy sessions.
12.00: Lunch and networking
This is a free event to supported providers and refreshments and lunch will be provided free
The Digital Student is a Jisc-funded project which is working with a number of partners to investigate the expectations incoming students have of technology provision in further and higher education. We will be using this blog to reflect on our findings and recommendations from the phase 1 study: Students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment. The blog will be used to coordinate a number ofconsultation events and to provide ongoing updates on phase 2 activities. We welcome your thoughts and comments on this ongoing research and will be using the blog as an active part of the consultation process.
Creative Commons worked for more than two years to develop the next generation of CC licenses — the version 4.0 CC license suite. The new licenses are more user-friendly and more internationally robust than ever before.
Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme is working in Partnership with De Montfort University on the DigiLit Leicester Project – the development of a Digital Literacy Framework for secondary level school staff.
How can teachers use digital and media to support academic achievement in all subjects and content areas? The answer to that question is essentially what Renee Hobbs tackles in her book Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom.
Come and join us for a fun filled day, and an opportunity to develop your digital literacy skills, as well as learn more about the exciting partnership between UK Youth and Microsoft, and hear how your youth network could get involved.
David White discusses what students expect from learning in a digital environment. Is it a one way street? Information flowing to students with very little expectation of, or willingness to take part in, of two way communication to support academic learning
Coombs, Antony and Hinrichsen, Juliet (2013) Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: The Five Resources of Critical Digital Literacy.In: Jisc Digital Literacy Webinar: The Five Resources of Critical Digital Literacy
Some excellent lesson plans for teaching digital footprint. Includes how your digital footprint can affect employability, your Facebook footprint, making a good impression online and the Google yourself challenge.
The core project team - Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser and Richard Hall - are all delighted the DigiLit Leicester project has been selected as one of the five winners of the Reclaim Open Learning innovation contest, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the Digital Media and Learning Hub, and the MIT Media Lab.
Anthony Beal's insight:
Includes a link to the initial project report - DigiLit Leicester - Supporting teachers, promoting digital literacy, transforming learning
Date: 22 Nov 2013Start Time: 09:45 amLocation/venue: University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Belfast.
This interactive workshop will introduce staff and students from STEM disciplines to a number of resources which will allow them to reflect on current skills and practice and explore how technology can be introduced into the curriculum to enhance digital literacy (DL).
A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world:break free of your devices and go on a digital detox
Anthony Beal's insight:
I first heard this referred to by @tarabrabazon at the LILAC conference in 2012 in relation to cutting down on your social media habit