July 30th, 2015

Developing Students’ Digital Literacies

Developing Students’ Digital Literacies – JISC report

digital literacy

JISC have produced an excellent report on developing students’ digital literacies. Following their research, they make a series of recommendations and guidelines for improving digital literacy skills for our students, which include:

  • Encourage students as change agents
  • Link digital literacies in with other priorities
  • Create a buzz
  • Provide support in the curriculum
  • Get people talking
  • Reviewing what support is available for digital literacies

JISC define digital literacies as ‘the capabilities, which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society’. They list the follow seven elements:

  • Media literacy – critically read and creatively produce academic and professional communications in a range of media.
  • Information literacy – find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information.
  • Digital scholarship – participate in emerging academic, professional and research practices that depend on digital systems.
  • Learning skills – study and learn effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal.
  • Communications and collaborations – participate in digital networks for learning and research.
  • Career and identity management – manage digital reputation and online identity.
  • ICT literacy – adopt, adapt and use digital devices, applications and services.
  • Visit PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology

    This PROCAT Digital website is produced to report on activity from the Digital Learning Fellowship at PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology, funded by The Education and Training Foundation.