Monthly Archives: March 2012

JISC Developing Digital Literacies projects blog roundup

Digital literacy vs. Information literacy In an interesting post on Reading’s Digitally Ready blog, Helen Hathaway notes that ‘digital literacy’ often has a functional skills definition: Much of the discussion on “digital literacy” seems to look at the plumbing of digital tools rather than the quality of the information flowing through them, or the nuts … Read more

JISC e-Portfolio resources launched

Two new resources from JISC offering guidance on large-scale e-portfolio implementation are now available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportimplement The e-Portfolio Implementation Toolkit has been developed from the JISC- funded e-Portfolio Implementation (ePI) study of successful institution-wide practice in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The toolkit contains over one hundred exemplars of e-portfolio use in a wide … Read more

What’s up with evaluation for developing digital literacies?

by Jay Dempster, JISC Evaluation Associate Sound evaluation designs for developing digital literacies stem from projects achieving clarity in two aspects: first, having a strong sense of what they are trying to do, for whom (beneficiaries) and in what ways; and second, identifying relevant and valid ways of measuring outcomes related to those aims and … Read more

Guardian live chat: Developing digital literacies in Higher Education

Last Friday a number of those involved with the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme participated in a Guardian live chat online event. Comments are now closed, but it’s worth going through the whole transcript. Some highlights are included below. Helen Beetham, a consultant for the JISC Digital Literacies programme commented: It’s easy to get hung … Read more