More and more universities seem to be promoting the use of commercial social media sites in the curriculum, mostly for communication and rich media sharing, could this present problems in the future? Its clear the university IT frameworks and ambitions are no match in the commercial social media world.
Are universities interested in questioning or exploring social media use in education and are they researching how to create their own in-house or sector social media platforms for the content management of files, communities, images, online video archives etc.
Developing digital literacy @ GSA Submitted by vicboyd on 10 October 2012 - 2:03pm
As is the case across the sector, developing staff and student digital literacy is a key area of strategic and operational interest at the Glasgow School of Art. GSA strongly encourages diversity and innovation in learning, and as the role that technology plays in creative education becomes ever-more significant, there comes a need to better understand its place in facilitating communication, expression and reflection.
Developing Digital Literacies in your institution Submitted by cfollows on 14 September 2012 - 9:16am in DIAL Research & practice tags ALT-C ALT-C DIAL Chris Follows presentations DIAL
Facilitators: Carole Baume, JISC Critical Friend, to four projects within the Developing Digital Literacies Programme and staff from the four projects
This 80 minute workshop for a maximum of 50 participants will give you the opportunity to explore and adapt some powerful ideas being developed by projects within the JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme. Project leaders will help you use these ideas to develop ways to boost the digital literacies of students and/or staff in your University or College.
Collection of blog posts from process.arts on “Enterprise and employability”. Included are: Developing Professional Online Identities, Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles, Defining digital identity & practice and Sharing knowledge improve and develop professional identities
An exploration of bilingual community learners’ attitudes around literacy skills and learning using technology by Esther Barrett
The diverse range of attitudes among bilingual community learners using technology reveals a complex picture which may help to inform policy in the fields of minority language promotion and support, understanding the needs of older bilingual learners, and the use of technology in community learning and literacy skills delivery.
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