Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at the QAA annual networking event at Leeds Beckett University (Headingley campus) which was attended by a range of teaching staff and awarding bodies. The QAA Higher Education Review group has chosen two themes for reviews happening in the academic year 2015-6: student employability and digital literacy, and it was on the latter that I presented.
As always with digital literacy as a theme, the difficult part is narrowing it down, given the plethora of potential angles and resources out there from Jisc and elsewhere. So I decided to focus on some of the activities and resources that came out of the current Jisc Digital Student project. Much of this work has been centred around institutions opening a dialogue with their students to explore their experiences and expectations of using technology with a view to including them in the development and embedding of technology in their studies.
I’m a keen advocate of kinaesthetic learning and many of the activities during the day involved delegates moving around the room, sticking post it notes on things and jumping around to a stopwatch (yes, I did used to watch the 70s show Runaround as a child – anyone remember that?). You don’t get that from the presentation below, but you do get the links and references I promised to share with the delegates on my blog following the event – so here you are