Developing digital literacies webinars

We are holding a series of webinars to disseminate and discuss the work of the Developing digital literacies projects. Each webinar will last up to an hour and will discuss an aspect of the programme’s work. The webinars are free and open to all, but please sign up to let us know you’re coming, and to get the right link to join. (If you’re not available on these dates, note that we will be recording the webinars, and making them available from here.)

The following webinars are confirmed:

Current issues and approaches in developing digital literacy
Tuesday 12 February, 13.00-14.00
This webinar will discuss what digital literacies are and why it is important for universities and colleges to develop the digital literacies of their students and staff. We will look at some of the issues to consider when planning an institutional approach to developing digital literacies, and projects from Jisc’s Developing Digital Literacies programme will highlight some of the approaches that they have found effective in their own contexts.
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Rising to the digital literacy challenge in further education
Thursday 28 February, 11:00-12:00
This webinar, organised in conjunction with the Jisc regional support centres, provides three different perspectives on how to address the challenge of staff development needs in order to ensure that digital literacies are embedded across the organisation. The two Developing digital literacies projects based in FE colleges, WORDLE and PADDLE, will be speaking at the event.
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Implementing the UKPSF in the digital university
Wednesday 17 April, 13.00-14.00
This webinar offers a guide to implementing the UK professional standards framework in the digital university. We look at how post-graduate certificates in teaching and learning in higher education (PGCertHE) courses and CPD processes are adapting to digital technologies, both in their design and operation and in the educational practices for which the PGCertHEs are preparing staff. We introduce a new wiki including case studies of technology-informed practice, indexed against the UKPSF areas of activity, core knowledge and values.
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Other webinars will be added to this page as the dates are confirmed, including:

Tracks in the snow: finding and making sense of the evidence for institutional transformation

As we trudge into the New Year many projects are getting to grips with developing a baseline and deciding how they will measure the transformational impact of their work. It therefore seems seasonal to revisit a session at last year’s ALT-C conference where we explored these issues.

The ‘Tracks in the Snow’ post on the Curriculum Design and Delivery programme blog summarises some theoretical models that are of relevance and takes a look at how some large scale projects have approached measuring transformation. Hopefully it will provide some food for thought as you start out on this journey.

Finally, if you’re still in holiday mode, remember that Panto season isn’t over yet! You can still watch the video stream of JISC and the Beanstalk from UCISA CISG. The session covers the themes of Cloud Computing, SOA, Product Modularisation, Shared Services and EA. The second half of the session (from about 20 mins) looks at some of the experiences of process improvement from the JISC Flexible Service Delivery programme. You can also go direct to the Improving Organisational Efficiency suite of infoKits to find more tools, tips and case studies on process improvement.

Image from Flickr by Andrei!. Licensed under CC

Upcoming (free!) webinars

As part of the following JISC e-Learning programmes we shall be running several webinars that are free and open to interested parties:

The list below gives a flavour of what will be available, but do check often the JISC e-Learning Webinars calendar (also linked to at the bottom of this blog’s sidebar)

Upcoming webinars:

Visitors & Residents project feedback
David White & Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Friday, 9 December 2011, 14:00

Outcomes of ALLE JISC Digital Literacies project
Lyn Greaves
Friday, 20 January 2012, 10:00

Making Assessment Count project
Project team, University of Westminster
Friday, 3 February 2012, 13:00

e-Portfolios to support assessment and feedback
Emma Purnell, University of Wolverhampton & Geoff Rebbeck, Consultant
Friday, 17 February 2012, 13:00

Digital Enhance Patchwork Text Assessment project (DePTA) project
Caroline Macangelo
Friday, 24 February 2012, 13:00

We will flag these up nearer the time and post details of how to book to relevant mailing lists. There are still a few (free) tickets left for the Visitors & Residents session this Friday! 🙂