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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

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

Fascinating insight into technologies being used by the JISC Digital Literacies projects

Sheila MacNeill from JISC CETIS wrote a fascinating post earlier this week about some of the technologies being used by projects who are part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme. Interestingly, the larger bubbles (which indicate more planned use) all tend to have a social element to them. Sheila will be following up this … Read more

Listen or watch again: Outputs from JISC ALLE session

Last Friday we had the privilege of welcoming Lyn Greaves and her colleagues at the University of West London to present some of the findings from their JISC-funded work on an Anytime Learning Literacies Environment (ALLE). Slides, audio and a recording of the Blackboard Collaborate session can be found below: [slideshare id=11172126&doc=lyngreavespresentationjiscwebinar-120120033440-phpapp01]   Listen to … Read more

Book now: Outcomes from JISC-funded ALLE project session

After the success of the Visitors and Residents session before Christmas, we’re excited to announce another equally-exciting (and free!) session for which booking is now open. Lyn Greaves from the University of West London will share the findings of the JISC-funded ALLE project. The session will run from 14:00 on Friday 20th January 2012 and … Read more

Looking forward to events in 2012

Several JISC e-Learning programmes started in late 2011, including the Assessment & Feedback and Digital Literacies programmes. As we’ve already flagged-up, building on the success of the Digital Visitors and Residents online session, we’ve got several free events coming up which may be of interest: Outcomes of ALLE JISC Digital Literacies project Lyn Greaves, Thames … Read more

Guardian article on JISC’s Digital Literacies work

An article by JISC Programme Manager Sarah Knight in last week’s Guardian highlighted the work of JISC in the digital literacies arena over the last few years: Work by the JISC/British Library commissioned Researchers of Tomorrow team shows that there is little difference in the capabilities of younger and older students when it comes to … Read more

Developing Digital Literacies: final JISC national workshop

A free workshop from the JISC e-Learning Programme on developing digital literacies is taking place on 22nd February 2012 in Edinburgh. This will be the sixth and final workshop in the successful series of national JISC workshops on developing learners and learning organisations for the 21st Century. The workshop is being run in partnership with … Read more

Digital Visitors and Residents: Project Feedback

Last Friday we had the privilege of welcoming David White (University of Oxford) and Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway (OCLC) to present some of the findings from their JISC-funded work on Digital Visitors and Residents. Slides, audio and a recording of the Blackboard Collaborate session can be found below: [slideshare id=10573310&doc=visitorsandresidentspdfofppt-111213044409-phpapp01] Listen to recording of Digital … Read more