Project DigitISE - LILAC 2013

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Presentation by Federica Oradini and Emma Woods at LILAC 2013 conference in Manchester about the JISC funded project at University of Westminster. The project is exploring students' understanding of and attitudes to digital literacy especially as they relate to employability.


  • 1. Project DigitISE:Digital Information Skillsfor EmployabilityFederica Oradini (Senior Lecturer in e-learning) &Emma Woods (Academic Liaison Librarian)University of Westminster, London

2. This session will provide: An introduction to the project A report on questionnaire & focus groupfindings An overview of our one day studentconference, Get the Digital Edge Information on our legacy plans 3. University of Westminster Typing class at the Regent Street Polytechnic:Photograph taken from an album of 1899 Vision - building the next generation of highlyemployable global citizens to shape the future 19,800 students across 4 sites Diverse student body 4. The project Jisc Transformations Programme One year project (Spring 2012 2013) exploring the links betweenstudents attitudes towards digitalliteracy and employability Project Board and delivery groupinclude staff from across the DigitISE Delivery Groupwww.photovisi.comUniversity 5. Questionnaire - introduction Distributed online in Autumn 2012 Approx 400 respondents in first round Some schools (more science based ones) under- PG Diploma Office Technology and BusinessAdministration - using a word processor package represented so openedStudents from the Polytechnic of Central London,1989 again. Total responses = 563 6. Questionnaire key findings 81.5% 87.6% believe they are love digital digitally literate technology 56%agreed that most students like to 92.3% engage withconsider it learning material important for while travelling 1.6%students touse theirdevelop digital smartphone skillsfor study 7. Focus GroupsFebruary 2013 - 3 focus groups were held to follow up onquestionnaire findings: DL skills - whose responsibility? Awareness of current provision DL skills assessment Method of delivery 8. Get the Digital Edge 21 March 2013 9. Beyond May 2013: DigitISE legacy Draft strategy WIReS (Change Academy proposal forembedding information skills into the curriculum) Learning futures @ Westminster 10. Questions? School of commerce Students from the Regent Street Polytechnic .Emma Woods (Academic Liaison Librarian) Oradini (Senior Lecturer in e-learning) project site: Edge web page: thanks to the University of Westminster Archive Services for the photos