We are thrilled to announce that we have completed the first round of ‘creative think tank’ sessions with our multi-stakeholder faculty learning communities. It was wonderful to see so many people engaging in the concept of digital literacies, viewing it from different angles and trying to define it in ways which is meaningful to them, their discipline and their students.
All participants engaged creatively in thinking about:
- What students are currently doing in the digital environment and what we would want them to be doing
- What the HEA employability profiles say about graduate skills in each of the disciplines and how these may be influenced/changed by the technology around us
- The uniqueness of the disciplines and how they might influence digital literacies… are some skills more desirable than others?
A number of excellent statements have already started emerging which highlight the uniqueness, values and beliefs of each of our faculties in relation to digital literacies. These will be further refined as the project progresses.
Engineering and Design Faculty Learning Community, 14 Nov 2011
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Learning Community, 16 Nov 2011
Science Faculty Learning Community, 21 Nov 2011
School of Management Learning Community, 24 Nov 2011
We are currently working our way through the vast amounts of data that were collected during the creative think tank sessions. Many thanks to all the participants who took part in their faculty learning communities and we look forward to working with you again in a few weeks’ time.
As part of the PriDE project we will be refining and making all our workshop materials available as OERs for use by others who may be exploring digital literacies in their institutions. These will be deposited in JORUM in the coming months.