San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The next UCL Digital Literacy SIG will include an introduction from the new chair Dr Charlie Inskip, Department of Information Studies and a keynote from Helen Beetham, Education Consultant to Jisc and UK higher education organisations (http://design-4-learning.blogspot.co.uk/)
Digital literacy is defined by JISC as “the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society” (https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/developing-students-digital-literacy) and includes 6 elements: Information, data and media literacies, Digital creation, innovation and scholarship, Communication, collaboration and participation, Digital learning and self-development, Digital identity and wellbeing, and ICT proficiency. Efforts are being made across the higher education sector to support the development of these literacies in students and staff, and there are indications, such as the current QAA Themes for Higher Education (http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/HER-Themes-Guidance-15-16.pdf), that digital literacies are becoming recognised by wider stakeholders as key learning outcomes. There is some discussion within stakeholder communities questioning the value of identifying these literacies as a separate issue, and the problems of delivering them effectively at an institutional level.
This event is planned to address the question ‘Digital literacy: friend, foe, or fad?’ through an exploration of the benefits and challenges in the conception, delivery and evaluation of this hot topic. Presentations from UCL students and staff will highlight examples of good practice within the institution. Delegates will be encouraged to reflect on their practices and discuss.
Introduction - Charlie Inskip
Keynote - Helen Beetham
Students Diana Lee - hack organiser, blogger, tech society and student
Free Hype - voluntary student digital design services offered for free to small London charities;
Staff Dr Viv Jones will present on work with Prof Anson Mackay using microblogging and blogging to communicate scientific concepts at UCL Department of Geography;
Dr Sunny Bains, UCL Dept of Engineering will speak on the redesigned curriculum for the Integrated Engineering Programme;
Professor Martin Oliver and Dr Lesley Gourlay, UCL Institute of Education
When & Where
UCL Digital Literacies Special Interest Group
UCL Digital Literacies Special Interest Group is organised by UCL Digital Education.
When the UCL E-Champions network was formed a UCL Digital Literacies Special Interest Group (UCL DL SIG) was set up at the same time. The SIG was created for UCL staff to promote the use of technology in learning, provide a platform to ask questions, exchange ideas and also to get support from colleagues beyond E-Learning Environments.
We’re using the Jisc definition of digital literacy: ‘the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society’