Digital literacies supporting learning

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Presentation given at workshop at Glyndwr University on 14 September 2011.

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    • Digital literacies supporting learning

Glyndwr University 14/09/11 Lis Parcell JISC RSC Wales 2. Digital literacy: a Futurelab view

  • To be digitally literate is to have access to a broad range of practices and cultural resources that you are able to apply to digital tools. It is the ability to make and share meaning in different modes and formats; to create, collaborate and communicate effectively and to understand how and when digital technologies can best be used to support these processes.
  • Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum

3. Futurelab: Aspects of digital literacy Futurelab: Digital literacy across the curriculum 4. What does digital literacy mean for your learners/customers? 5. Some more definitions those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society (JISC) the confident and critical use of ICT for work, leisure, learning and communication (EU) Digital literacy is about mastering ideas not keystrokes (Paul Gilster) 6. JISC: some aspects of digital literacy ICT literacy Information literacy Communication and collaboration Learning skills Life-planning Digital scholarship Media literacy ( 7 possible ways of thinking about digital literacy in HE/FE according to JISC) 7. Digital literacies: the need

  • Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates. (JISC, 2011)

8. 9. 10. Digital literacies: the need

  • We need a better understanding of the digital literacies that students and staff need to take advantage of the new opportunities, and we need to integrate these in our programmes of study and continuing professional development.
  • JISC, Emerging practice in a digital age

11. Digital Wales Digitally Literate Wales? Source: Welsh Assembly Government 12. Visions of students today Images : thanks to Youtube clip: thanks to januycheng. More on VOST2011: 13. Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA) Image source: 14. Supporting Effective Learners in a Digital Age (SLiDA)

  • Digital literacies should be explicitly specified in learning and teaching strategies (although not necessarily using that terminology), contextualised for the discipline, embedded into the curriculum and mapped across all programmes.
  • 9 case studies

15. Supporting effective learners in a digital age:learner-owned devices Image source: Supporting effective learners in a digital age: 16. Supporting effective learners in a digital age:Co-Lab Image source: 17. Supporting effective learners in a digital age:Digital literacy as a graduate attribute Image source: 18. Some recent and current projects

  • Yale College Wrexham E-safety project
  • Using Peer Eguides to Support Digital Literacy (PEDL)
  • Digidol
  • JISC Digital Literacies Programme#digilit
  • JISC Digital Literacies workshop series (a Wales date is planned)

19. Emerging technologies & practice

    • Emerging practice in a Digital Age
    • JISC Mobile Learning Infokit
    • JISC Mobile library projects imminent
    • Horizon Report 2011

20. Some challenges but also opportunities?

  • Skills gaps
  • Personal/social vs educational uses of technology
  • Transitions
  • Disciplinary differences
  • Changing staff roles
  • Ownership
  • Open information, data and content

21. A few ways to keep up to date

  • Join JISCmail lists e.g.
  • JISC RSC Wales general mailing list (for our e-bulletin)
  • Join ELESIG and its subgroups e.g.
  • Twitter #digilit


  • Lis Parcell
  • Senior E-learning Advisor/HE Coordinator
  • [email_address]
  • @lisparcell
  • JISC RSC Wales
  • [email_address]
  • 01792 295959
  • @rscwales

Sharon Crossan E-learning Advisor [email_address] 01792 60 2451 01792 602451 @libshari