Countdown to the Technology Enhanced Learning IoE Staff Development Day: 6 days to go!
I am really excited to announce our keynote speaker for our IoE TEL staff development day on Monday 16th November.
Dr Doug Belshaw will be joining us for a keynote on Digital Literacy, Learning Pathways and Open Badges.
If you want to have your questions ready you may want to check out some of these links:
- Doug Belshaw’s blog: Open Educational Tinkering http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/
- Doug’s TEDx talk is here http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxWarwick-Doug-Belshaw-The-Es
- Here is another talk from him on Open Badges as part of the Badge the UK campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZpLN0JRMmQ .
His talk will support us in relation to our actions on priority B. developing the digital fluency of staff (UW TEL Strategy, AQU 2015).
This year Digital Literacy is one of the QAA’s themes and they offer this broad definition,
“Digital literacies can be defined very broadly as those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.2 Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities. What it means to be digitally literate changes over time and across contexts, so digital literacy is essentially a set of academic and professional situated practices supported by diverse and changing technologies” (QAAhttp://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/HER-Themes-Guidance-15-16.pdf) .
Our TEL Strategy (C1) recommends that we, “ embed the development of digital and information literacies in the curriculum so that all students are enabled to manage digital identities, evaluate and analyse digital information, as well as make effective use of technologies for learning, working and living in a digital world” (AQU 2015 http://www.worc.ac.uk/edu/1256.htm ).
More updates to follow!
- Instructions for joining in The Learning Conversation