Wednesday 19 February 2014, 2 – 4.30pm
Institute of Education
(Open to the BLE Colleges – Birkbeck, IOE, LSHTM, RVC, SOAS, and invitees)
Please book here
Currently, much is being discussed, researched and written about "Digital Literacies" in the University sector. But what does Digital Literacy mean and what effect does the acquisition of these skills have on teaching and research – from the point of view staff and students alike? What is the state of play within the Bloomsbury Colleges regarding this topic, in consideration of the wide range of disciplines and the variety of institutional support services involved? This event, organised for Bloomsbury, seeks to address these questions and more.
Purpose of the event:
To highlight the benefits of supporting digital literacy by presenting examples of best practice.
Aims of this event:
-to understand the importance of digital literacy
-to consider how best to support staff and students engage with and improve their digital literacy
Library/Learning Technology/Learning Support/Academic Support staff; academics; anyone else with an interest in Digital Literacy skills.
Delegates are invite to bring along their own devices (tablets, smartphones, etc).
The event is free, but booking is required. Please book here
IOE; Clarke Hall, Level 3, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, - http://www.ioe.ac.uk/sitehelp/1072.html
1400 Welcome: What is Digital Literacy, why is it important, why do we need to talk about it? (Sarah Sherman, BLE & Kate Squire, RVC)
1415 Digital Literacies as a Postgraduate Attribute (Lesley Gourlay & Nazlin Bhimani, IOE)
1435 Group Activity: Setting the scene in Bloomsbury
1450 Examples of the benefits of supporting digital literacy:
- Literacies for Open Practice (Leo Havemann, Birkbeck)
- Digital Literacy for Employability (Emma Woods & Federica Oradini, University of Westminster)
- @VetQs: an inter-professional veterinary Twitter forum for teaching, revision and lifelong peer communications (Tom Witte & Martin Whiting, RVC)
1620 Next steps (Sarah Sherman, BLE)
If you have any questions please contact Brigitta Goedhuys (BLE Officer) - firstname.lastname@example.org