On digital literacy

Do we need to focus on '€˜digital literacy' as a skill set for students at university? Or do they outstrip their tutors?

Is it 'schools, colleges and universities that need to be dragged into the 21st century'€™, as Donald Clark claims in his stimulating blog?

A more measured view is collaboration between both, as March'€™s JISC report details. There are examples of collaborative working from a range of UK universities, where students act as 'co-partners'€™, who sometimes lead digital activity. Have a look at, '˜Enhancing the student digital experience: a strategic approach'. There'™s a wealth of insight, research and guidelines for institutions on forming a sophisticated digital strategy.

- Diana Foster, Learning Design consultant
 

References

JISC March 2015 - Enhancing the student digital experience