What do you mean by ‘digital literacy’? By digital literacy we mean the ability to live, learn and work effectively in a digital society. Being digitally literate implies different capabilities at different stages of education and even in different subject areas and professions. JISC Inform / Issue 35, Winter 2012 | #jiscinform
Researchers as data managers Sarah discusses researchers as data managers (2:23) With data at the heart of their activities, researchers will have to be more involved in its management. JISC Inform / Issue 35, Winter 2012 | #jiscinform
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Is embedding digital literacy in your curriculum working for you? I believe that developing digital literacies within your organization is key to providing a dynamic and engaging experience for every learner, but we all know that co-ordinating this across the whole college can sometimes be a challenge, so what’s the answer? Part of my role at Jisc’s Regional Support Centre in Yorkshire & Humber has been to work in partnership with RSC colleagues and learning providers nationally, and together we have developed the Digital Literacies Organisational Review tool. This empowers you to take an approach which encompasses every department and allows you to review how digital literacies are embedded across the organisation, from strategy to practice. Although this may sound like another job for the to-do list, the benefits of placing digital literacies at the heart of your organisation, in my opinion, far outweigh the effort. Benefits include:
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Developing digitial literacies for working in a digital world We heard this week that too many young people lack the social skills needed to get their first job. The report by the Work Foundation (PDF) doesn’t explicitly mention digital literacy, but perhaps it should. With an estimated 90% of UK jobs requiring some level of IT competency, the notion of digital literacy - those capabilities that equip an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society – is becoming a key requirement for employability. But will they really make graduates more employable? Why are digital literacies important to institutions and students?
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Overview 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. Developing digital literacies
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The JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme is now well underway. Summary of technologies in use in the JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme
Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic. The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog
Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Last week saw the announcement of the new Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education by the (US) Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). They define Visual Literacy (VL) as "a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media". The VL Standards include: an introduction & definition; brief discussions of VL as it relates to higher education and to information literacy; "suggestions for implementing the Standards"; a bibliography, and, obviously, the standards themselves.
Digital literacy campaign – best of your comments and ideas | Education Last week the Guardian launched a campaign to improve the teaching of computer science and IT in schools. Businesses had complained that poor quality courses in schools, colleges and universities had led to a shortage of workers with programming skills, even as these skills become more and more relevant for a wider variety of jobs. Michael Gove, the education secretary, agreed, and last Wednesday made a speech in which he scrapped the existing ICT curriculum – which he felt left children "bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers" – in favour of allowing schools to write their own, with input from businesses and universities. On Friday the Royal Society published a report echoing the points made by our campaign and by Gove.
When social media became popular among students, many educators immediately labeled it as a distraction: sites like Facebook and Twitter were viewed as high-tech alternatives to passing notes in class. The issue of digital literacy | Let us Buzz
The following is a shortened version of a talk I gave at the "Engaging the Public" symposium held at Washington & Jefferson College on Oct. 1. Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media
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