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Digital Literacy Fundamentals

Digital Literacy Fundamentals
Introduction Today’s youth are often called ‘digital natives’ by adults because of the seemingly effortless way they engage with all things digital. It’s easy to see why: Canadian youth live in an interactive, “on demand” digital culture where they are used to accessing media whenever and wherever they want. Instant-messaging, photo sharing, texting, social networking, video-streaming, and mobile Internet use are all examples where youth have led the charge in new ways of engaging online. But this enthusiasm masks a potential problem: although young people don’t need coaxing to take up Internet technologies and their skills quickly improve relative to their elders, without guidance they remain amateur users of information and communications technology (ICT), which raises concerns about a generation of youth who are not fully digitally literate, yet are deeply immersed in cyberspace. A basic question, then, is what exactly is digital literacy? What is Digital Literacy? Digital Literacy Model

Developing digital literacies 'By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. For example, the use of digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; digital professionalism; the use of specialist digital tools and data sets; communicating ideas effectively in a range of media; producing, sharing and critically evaluating information; collaborating in virtual networks; using digital technologies to support reflection and PDP; managing digital reputation and showcasing achievements.' Developing Digital Literacies was a two-year Jisc-funded programme (2011-2013) to promote the development of coherent, inclusive approaches to digital capability across institutions of further and higher education. This 'home' page provides access to the activities and outcomes of the programme. Themes - key themes which emerged from the programme Resources - resources from the programme grouped by type and purpose/user group

Digital Literacy Developing Digital Literacies Programme Developing Digital Literacies The programme is focused on promoting 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. Funded Projects The bids of the funded projects are available from this web page. The projects start in August 2011 and will run over a period of 2 years until July 2013. Emerging findings Summary of project baseline reports (April 2012) is available here.6 Summary of the professional association baseline reports (April 2012) is available here7. Further information Please contact Paul Bailey11 for further information about the projects in this programme. Summary of projects Programme activities Start up meeting for the programme24 - 4 October 2011 Programme Meeting25 - Tuesday 15th May 2012 Programme Meeting26 - Tuesday 16th October 2012 Sector Bodies and Professional Associations Supporting the Programme

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Digital Literacy – delivering the agenda within colleges and universities at JISC On Air Episode 6: Delivering Digital Literacy- delivering the agenda within colleges and universities (Duration: 21:34) Listen now Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Download MP3 Read the show transcript In the sixth episode of our online radio programmes – JISC On Air – we are exploring how universities and colleges can help teaching staff, researchers, support and administrative staff to develop their digital literacies – those capabilities which prepare an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. The show highlights how colleges and universities are developing holistic approaches and strategies for supporting the development of these skills and capabilities. In the show Kim also speaks with Dr Andrew Eynon who is leading the Personal Actualisation and Development through Digital Literacies in Education project at Coleg Llandrillo. For further information on JISC’s work in this area visit: www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies

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