Digital Literacy in the Disciplines
The Higher Education Academy is funding a number of small projects for developing digital literacies through the disciplines. This outline is based on the original HEA project page.
These projects have been selected to give a broad range of approaches which may help identify both common i.e. core themes and discipline-specific issues. This is intended to compliment the work our JISC partners have developed through the Digital Literacy programme.
Each of projects below has been required to work with students as partners to develop online interactive resources using the Xerte 2.0 Online Toolkit. This has been selected as a common vehicle for creating student-produced resources in the discipline. The projects are mandated to provide students with a means to create online interactive educational resources using this free and open source solution for desktop and mobile delivery. By having a common vehicle and similar challenge we can highlight where/how each discipline area addresses these challenges.
Funding for each project was limited to £5k so the scope of the challenge was limited to assisting students to engage with the constuction of online interactive resources in the current digital environment.
The projects are below - links will be added to local project pages or blogs as they get underway:
- Newman University (Bob Ridge-Stern) - Developing resources in Health Psychology, building on the Newman in the Digital Age initiative. This will be part of assessed activities with additional development of student blogs. Link to project blog Xerte in Health Psychology final report.
- University of Southampton (Kate Borthwick) - Developing digital literacy in Modern languages, creating a suite of Xerte learning objects for supporting the learning of Spanish language and content with student ambassadors. Link to Kate's project blog Link to XML project final report.
- University of Leeds (David Lewis) - Developing a new type of final year undergraduate research project based on "digital resources". This will also work with staff development to engage practitioners in other disciplines. The project blog is within their VLE. Link to Final Year Research Projects final report
- Glasgow Caledonian University (Jane Guiller) - Enhancing students' digital literacy through the creation of reusable learning objects in cyberpsychology. This project builds on practice with a range of social software environments. Link to Jane's Project blog Link to Cyberpsychology final report
- University of Lincoln (Jamie Wood) - Making Digital History: students as partners in online learning, teaching and research. This project builds on the experience in Lincoln of the HEA funded 'Students as producers' project. Link to Jamie's project blog Making Digital History final report
- University of Brighton (Sarah Atkinson, with Adam Bailey) - Digital practice and pedagogy in the Arts. Developing digital literacies within the future curriculum. Link to Sarah's project blog and her student project blog Digital Practice and Pedagogy final report
- Myerscough College (Abigail Thomasson and Clair Winder) - Developing a training programme for trainee teachers and advanced teaching practitioners. Developing an effective student creation of e-learning resources for specialist disciplines which are collaborative, inclusive and accessible that are also suitable for portfolio building or assessment for learning. Link to Abigail's project blog. Training program for teacher training Final Report
- University of Ulster (Kay Hack) - Developing Open Educational resources which support students preparing for careers in health or life science sectors through embedding tasks that prompt evaluation and development of personal digital literacy. Link to Kay's project blog Developing employability in health and life sciences final report
Reports from the above projects are also listed in DL reports.
You are invited to comment into the discussion page behind each report.