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Winning! The DigiLit Leicester Project

Winning! The DigiLit Leicester Project | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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.
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Includes a link to the initial project report - DigiLit Leicester - Supporting teachers, promoting digital literacy, transforming learning

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Creating activities to support learners towards digital fluency

Creating activities to support learners towards digital fluency | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Digital Literacy Forum: RSC's Northwest and Yorkshire & Humber joint event


Thursday, 19 June 10:00 - 13:30

Location: Greenhead College, Huddersfield

 

The focus of this forum is to create a range of activities to support and assess learners towards digitally fluency.

 

You will work with colleagues to:-


Investigate what makes a digitally fluent learner
Identify appropriate activities to share with your own learners (examples will be provided)
Formulate a session plan with key aims and objectives
Create an activity that is mapped to a key aspect of digital literacy
Share outcomes developed on the day with peers

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Changing the Learning Landscape - Digital Literacy

Changing the Learning Landscape - Digital Literacy | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

On 7 May 2014, LSE and the Higher Education Academy will be hosting the Changing the Learning Landscape – Digital Literacy Workshop here at LSE. This workshop will be an opportunity to hear from leading figures in this field, including Helen Beetham and Lesley Gourlay, on the many aspects of promoting digital literacies in higher education.

 

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Web Literacy Learning Pathways | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

If you can do X, you can do Y! Choose something you feel confident doing, and see what you might learn next.

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Useful interactive chart based on the skills outlined in the Mozilla Web Literacy Map (1.1.0)  https://webmaker.org/literacy/ - First highlights what you should know and then related skills you can learn next

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Jisc and Professional Associations Guide to Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University

Jisc and Professional Associations Guide to Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Overview of digital opportunities and needs in each dimension of the UKPSF - resources for developers and resources for teachersDetailed accounts and case studies on the development and demonstration of how each area of activity, each area of core knowledge and each professional value can involve appropriate in relation to the digital university 

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A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter

A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There are many studies of how user expectations of institutional IT are changing: see for example the recent Educause review of IT issues and regular surveys from UCISA. The Developing Digital Literacies programme has focused rather on how people acquire the digital literacies they need for academic success, and how aspects of the institutional environment support them in doing so...

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Post by   Helen Beetham for the Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 6:27 PM

The list of concerns is excellent. There are real risks in BYOD and how do we overcome them together becomes a central question.

 

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Developing digitally literate staff and students

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A Skills Scan to help you develop digitally literate staff and students within your organisation

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Ten Session Plan Ideas for Teaching Digital Footprint - YouTube

Introduction to getting the most out of the "Ten session plan ideas for teaching digital footprint" ebook, available on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.n...
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Staff Digital Literacy Resources - call for recommendations

Staff Digital Literacy Resources - call for recommendations | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
The DigiLit Leicester project is collecting resources to share with and support school staff in developing their practice in relation to key digital literacy areas - and we very much want your help...
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Call by @josiefraser. Contribute your suggestions in the Google Docs provided.

 

Areas covered are:

 

Finding, Evaluating & Organising

Creating & Sharing

Assessment & Feedback

Communication, Collaboration & Participation

E-safety & Online Identity

Technology supported Professional Development

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Calculating the cost of delivering online skills for all | Tinder Foundation

Calculating the cost of delivering online skills for all | Tinder Foundation | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
What is the investment needed to get everyone in the UK using the internet regularly with Basic Online Skills? A report by Catherine McDonald, for Tinder Foundation and Go ON UK, February 2014
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Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL

Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom.

 

Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.

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Some of these materials could be adapted for use in FE and Skills

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 2, 5:30 PM

Foundation to Year 10 resources and lessons from the UK.

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Many of these lessons could be integrated into library instruction.  Also available as free download from iTunes.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 4, 12:02 AM

Digital literacy tools by grade will guide teachers with choosing technology to suit literacy levels.

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Digital Student Consultation Events - Join the Conversation : Jisc

Digital Student Consultation Events - Join the Conversation : Jisc | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Students' expectations and experiences of learning in a digital environment  - A series of consultation events running from March - May 2014

First open consultation - 4 March 2014 
Venue: Browns Courtrooms 
Location: London

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Social media | Sheffield Hallam University

Social media |  Sheffield Hallam University | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Designed to help learners take as much control as possible of social media and their digital identity, and to find out how to use it to support their studies and improve their employability.

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Incluseds leaflets on:

 

How to use social media responsibly 
Staying safe online - your guide to IT security 
Managing your digital footprint
Using Social media for learning 

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Paulo Moekotte's curator insight, February 4, 7:32 AM

'"Make social media work for you and stand out from the crowd by identifying and harnessing opportunities."

 

Gebruik social media op een positieve manier en zodanig dat je er ook profijt van hebt. Goede aanbevelingen van de Sheffield Hallam University

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A checklist for digital inclusion – if we do these things, we’re doing digital inclusion | Government Digital Service

A checklist for digital inclusion – if we do these things, we’re doing digital inclusion | Government Digital Service | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
As with most of our work at the Government Digital Service, we release things early for review and comment.
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University of Leeds - Digital Dates

University of Leeds - Digital Dates | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Living, learning and working in a digital society requires us all to develop digital expertise. Digital Dates is a programme of short, informal workshops for both staff and students across the University co-ordinated by SDDU and Skills@Library to help us to develop digital skills to support all aspects of our lives at the University.

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Useful looking series of sessions in which practitioners share their use of digital tools and showcase ways social media can be used in teaching.and everyday life.

 

In addition to the forthcoming programme  previous sessions are listed and include their presentations and in some cases transcripts.

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Web Literacy Map - 1.1.0 - Mozilla Webmaker

The Web Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.

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Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project

Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Richard Hall, Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser


(Published: 10 April 2014)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 21440


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 10, 5:56 PM

Defining a digital literacy framework for secondary schools - definitions comprise information & digital literacies for 21st Century Learning   

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Defining self-evaluation

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Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news

Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
This tool quickly tracks down people's multiple social media profiles to help with verification
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Could help you to find social media profiles you had long forgotten about...

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flea palmer's curator insight, April 9, 10:28 AM

Another tool for 'googling yourself'

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ELESIG: Understanding students' expectations and experiences of the digital environment

Presentation to ELESIG made by Helen Beetham,  Dave White and Sarah Knight, including outcomes from that session in note form

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Taking up residence

Taking up residence | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Steve Wheeler discusses David White's theory of Digital Residents and Visitors  that countered the Digital Natives and Immigrants ideas of Prensky's Natives and Immigrants. Some interesting thoughts on teachers overestimating the abilities of their students, while using the Natives and Immigrants idea as an excuse for not becoming involved themselves. 

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Digital Literacies, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Badges

Talk to: Information Futures, Post Graduate Students at Manchester Metropolitan University, 26 March 2014
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Tech group (FELTAG) urges minister for online content quota | FE Week

Tech group (FELTAG) urges minister for online content quota | FE Week | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

All publicly-funded FE and skills courses should have a minimum of 10 per cent online content by 2015/16, a government technology task force has recommended.

 

The Further Education Technology Action Group (Feltag) report, unveiled in draft at the Education Innovation Conference in Manchester, also said there should be incentives to move the online course content to 50 per cent by 2017/18.

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Student expectations and experiences of the digital environment

Slides supporting the Jisc consultation on responding to students' changing expectations and experiences of the digital environment. Delivered 4 March 2014 i...
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Twitter and Facebook to co-ordinate a community response to the 2014 Somerset floods

Twitter and Facebook to co-ordinate a community response to the 2014 Somerset floods | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
While ministers dither on floods, social media springs into action

 

I’ve just returned from sandbagging near the swollen River Parrett at Langport, a town next to the flooded Somerset Levels. There, local people are using new media to take action in the midst of a disaster…

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Blog post by Rebecca Sandover, Associate Research Fellow in Human Geography at University of Exeter

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Creative Commons Images on Google, video guide

This clip looks at using Google to search for Creative Commons and other images, following the Google Search engine updates.
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Thanks to my colleague @John Dalziel for creating this video guide on the new way to navigate to images labelled for reuse on Google

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 5:47 AM

Ooh! Didn't know this but have just worked through the video myself! Very useful video...

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Jisc - The Design Studio / General digital literacy resources

Jisc - The Design Studio / General digital literacy resources | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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