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Digital Literacy Statements - Faculty digital literacy attributes for learners

Digital Literacy Statements - Faculty digital literacy attributes for learners | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
The Faculty Learning Communities discussed this idea in their creative think tank sessions with the aim of articulating a digital literacy definition for each Faculty or School. These digital literacy definitions have been shared with the wider community on this blog as one of the project outputs.

 

These statements are also joined by a list of Faculty digital literacy attributes for learners. The stakeholders in the Faculty Learning Communities devised and then refined a set of digital literacy competencies for learners based on the JISC Learning Literacies Development Framework.

The digital literacy attributes for each Faculty and School are made available below. Each of the competencies is avaialable as a PDF poster.

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Digital Literacy Online - Week 4 Assignment: Time Capsule

This is the last assignment in Digital Literacy Online at Full Sail University. It was made using PowerPoint, Garage Band, and iMovie '09. The details of the...

 

Student's reflections on a digital literacy assignment at Full Sail University shared on YouTube.

See also http://youtu.be/7OcbFtT1xuU

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Socialise and Learn

Socialise and Learn | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"A friend alerted my to an app called engag.io that helps you to keep track of all the different social media sites you use (don’t forget the more you socialise the more you learn). This article on the ReadWriteWeb says it is really easy to use – I’m certainly going to give it a try when I have time on the weekend.


Remember to socialise well – follow the advice from my previous post and the Twitter advice from the LSE. You might also like to try using one of these tools from the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning site. I’ve mentioned Scribblr before, ‘cos I think it’s rather neat but you might like to try one of the others too."

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The Definition of 21st Century Literacies

The Definition of 21st Century Literacies | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities and social trajectories of individuals and groups.

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Time to digitally develop? | Digitally Ready

Time to digitally develop? | Digitally Ready | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The Digitally Ready team recently invited staff and students to a workshop to explore and reflect on their own digital literacies. We asked people to feedback from their groups and their own personal reflections about access to facilities, their digital skills or lack of them, what they do and don’t do in practice.

 

Emerging trends suggest that although basic needs are robustly fulfilled – hardware, software and a good network – the overriding message is that most people feel they do not have adequate time to develop and discover how new technologies can be useful and relevant to them. Some people seem unaware of what is currently available and where they can go for help. It was suggested that colleagues who share best practice provide a powerful trigger for others to invest time in personal development.
We finally asked people to complete ‘To become more digitally ready, I will…….’

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Digital Literacies « tel.ac.uk

Digital Literacies « tel.ac.uk | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

'Digital Literacies' is a research theme of the UK's Technology-Enhanced Learning Research Programme (http://www.tel.ac.uk). This post links to the Digital Literacies part of their website, including info, resources and a downloadable research briefing publication on Digital Literacies, written by Dr. Julia Gillen and Prof. David Barton, from Lancaster University.

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Developing Digital Literacies

Developing Digital Literacies | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

I was going to write about something completely different but then I saw the Tweet in the #jiscdiglit Twitter stream from CosmoCat. I’m not sure if many/any of you are aware that JISC is currently running a Programme called Developing Digital Literacies (unfortunately we were a little too young to join in). The Programme comes under JISC Cetis and on the Programme homepage it says,
“We’re working with colleges and universities to embed core digital skills into the curriculum. By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements.”

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On developing digital literacies, good read.

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JISC on Air : JISC

JISC on Air : JISC | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The e-Learning Programme has recently produced a series of radio shows on how digital technologies are supporting institutional practices.

 

These shows offer an informative and engaging discussion with leading experts around how technology is supporting colleges and universities in addressing the challenges they currently face.

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Sheila’s work blog » A conversation around what it means to be a digital university

Sheila’s work blog » A conversation around what it means to be a digital university | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Over the past 18 months I've been having a series of discussions with Bill Johnston (a colleague of mine here at Strathclyde) around notions information and digital literacy and of what it means to be a digital university. #jiscdiglit

 

Sheila MacNeill
Assistant Director - JISC CETIS

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Resurrect computer science – but don't kill off ICT

Resurrect computer science – but don't kill off ICT | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Teaching children how to write programs and develop applications is admirable, but digital literacy isn't just about that...

 

Doug Belshaw
Guardian Professional, Tuesday 24 January 2012 16.41 GMT

 

Doug Belshaw is a researcher and analyst at JISC infoNet. He is on Twitter as @dajbelshaw

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Digital literacy and citizenship unit | Skype Education

Digital literacy and citizenship unit | Skype Education | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
RT @SkypeClassroom: New project: 8th grade digital literacy and citizenship class seeks fellow classes to join a collaborative project: http://t.co/JNzB0Ug7...

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My mom’s on Facebook.

My mom’s on Facebook. | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Thanks to @deborahjudah for bringing this to my attention:

 

"Tuck this advice under your hat and keep it in mind. If you want me to adopt a new technology, make the advantages clear. You want me to use a campus-wide events calendar? Show me the stats to demonstrate how visible the central calendar will be and mention the larger number of people who will find out about my event. You want me to use a new CMS? Convince me that new features I’ve been asking for are there and will make web editing easier and more convenient.

 

If you can’t come up with benefits to persuade your end users, you’ll have an uphill battle. And, perhaps, you’re implementing the wrong technology."

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How digitally literate are you? Complete a UK-wide survey on digital literacy of researchers

How digitally literate are you? Complete a UK-wide survey on digital literacy of researchers | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
How digitally literate are researchers and researcher development professionals?

How is digital technology being used for research and to develop researchers?

At what rate are higher educatio... (RT @SocioWarwick: How digitally literate are you?
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Supporting Curriculum Design Workshop | Digidol - Cardiff University

Supporting Curriculum Design Workshop | Digidol - Cardiff University | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The second workshop in PALET’s ‘Supporting Curriculum Design’ programme of activity took place on 24 January 2012. The workshop was facilitated by staff from the Learning and Teaching Support Team and members of the JISC funded Digidol Project Team. In this video, Dr Sarah Williamson (Head of Learning and Teaching Support) gives an overview of the second workshop.

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Study of how UK FE and HE institutions are supporting effective learners in a digital age (SLiDA) : JISC

Study of how UK FE and HE institutions are supporting effective learners in a digital age (SLiDA) : JISC | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The final report has recommendations for further and higher education on how to develop effective institution-wide strategies and practices which better support effective learners in a digital age.

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How Higher Education Is Going Digital [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Higher Education Is Going Digital [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Etextbooks and online learning communities are just a few of the ways colleges and universities are dabbling in digital. This graphic breaks it down.

 

Excellent Infographic looking at the electronic landscape in education including comparision of iPad and Kindle Fire, VLEs and reinventing the textbook. 

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Educational Technology Guy: Google Launches ThinkB4U Digital Literacy Portal

Educational Technology Guy: Google Launches ThinkB4U Digital Literacy Portal | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day 2012. As part of this, Google posted some great internet safety resources on their Public Policy Blog. There was a new service listed: ThinkB4U. Google is describing it as a "digital literacy portal" that combines interactive videos with expert advice on online safety.

The site opens with a video about the Parkers, a family living in the digital age. Then there are separate videos about different topics. The site has separate menus for students, educators, and parents and addresses online safety in different ways for each audience.

Topics range from digital distraction, online shopping, online scams, research and information literacy, cyber-bullying, digital footprints, texting, sharing online, and effective digital communication. These topics are addressed in each menu, but approached differently for each audience.

I highly recommend ThinkB4U to all teachers to share with their classes, students, colleagues, friends, and parents of students.

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About the programme themes « tel.ac.uk

About the programme themes « tel.ac.uk | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The TEL programme seeks to distil themes from across the projects into more generalisable findings. In doing so, we are helping to answer the question: how can technology be designed and built so that it improves learning?

 

Built into the initial commissioning of the TEL programme were four key research themes namely Flexibility, Inclusion, Personalisation and Productivity. To these have been added another key theme Research Community.

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Sheila’s work blog » Summary of technologies in use in the JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme

Sheila’s work blog » Summary of technologies in use in the JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme is now well underway. As I reported from the programme start up meeting last October , the aim of this 2 year programme is too

" . . .promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education."

with projects:

" . . .working across the following stakeholder groupings in their plans for developing digital literacies: students, academic staff, research staff, librarians and learning resources and support staff, administrators and managers and institutional support staff . . ."

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Guardian - Digital literacy campaign – best of your comments and ideas

Guardian - Digital literacy campaign – best of your comments and ideas | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
As Michael Gove allows schools to write their own ICT and computer science curricula, here are some of the most interesting ideas you put forward during our Digital Literacy campaign...
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The ABCs of Tech Education | Open Technology - "digital literacy” is too narrow

Last week, in the wake of Code Academy’s – “Learn to code in 2012” campaign we asked: What does digital literacy really mean today? And what might a Digital Literacy Agenda for 2012 include?

 

Betsy, our friend at Google, replied directly arguing that “digital literacy” is too narrow a concept – we need to think more broadly about “digital citizenship,” she argues.

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Online Reflective Practice group: What does competence look like in online reflective practice? notes #2 | DIAL

Online Reflective Practice group: What does competence look like in online reflective practice? notes #2 | DIAL | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

What does competence look like in online reflective practice? An interesting source of data to draw upon in answering this question would be the learning contracts that my own PG Cert students agreed on in September, when they were introduced to the series of reflective online tasks they would be required to complete. Each group was asked to note down what learning outcomes they were hoping to achieve by completing a series of online reading and reflection tasks; i.e. what competence would look like.


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Microsoft Partners with British Council to Promote Digital Schools in Africa

Microsoft Partners with British Council to Promote Digital Schools in Africa | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft is to partner the British Council in a programme aimed at rolling out a comprehensive Africa Digital Schools Project covering six countries in Africa.

 

Dubbed “BADILIKO,” a Swahili word for change,the project will transform learning in African schools and ensure both teachers and students reap from a windfall associated with digital literacy.

 

Both Microsoft and the British Council have each contributed $ 1million alongside technical expertise to accelerate the implementation of this innovative project that seeks to embed ICT in learning.

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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

Libraries: championing digital information on campus | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy...
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Exeter CASCADE » Do I need an iPad? Introductory thoughts from a new team member

When I tell people that my new job is on a digital literacy research project their initial reaction is one of two things: iPads or Kindles. This might have something to do with my digital background – I am known to be a quick adopter of technologies and knowledgeable of new and upcoming advances. I don’t have an iPad though (hint hint). Then again, it may simply be the common misconceptions of digital literacy coming through: iPads for everybody = digitally literate.

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