The Digital Literacies Audit has begun.

First meeting - Newman in the Digital Age

In our first meeting with Sarah Davies from JISC we attempted to complete, in groups,  JISC’s Developing Digital Literacies Audit form. We did this with pens on paper and I had the unenviable task of transcribing it all.  Why, oh why, did we not use tablets or laptops? Never again! 

indecipherable hardwriting on audit forms

Anyway what we were able to complete in that session is a good base on which to build though all sections need to be examined further.

The audit form is divided into 6 sections.

  1. 1.       Strategies and Policies.
  2. 2.       Support form Professional Services
  3. 3.       Support in Programmes of Study
  4. 4.       IT & learning environment infrastructure and support
  5. 5.       Developing Digital Expertise
  6. 6.       Special Projects and Initiatives

Section one is now complete.

Sections two and four need to be done by visiting the service areas and asking questions which will happen next week.

Last week I sent out questionnaires to all programme leaders regarding section 3. Some have come in but most programme leaders want to meet in person rather than complete the forms and so I have been conducting interviews this week and these will continue next week too. What is surprising is what we don’t not know of each other’s practices and perceptions of how things work in our university.  I think when we have all the data in, it will be very useful in working out how we move forward and embed DLs in the curriculum and what we need to do institutionally to support such an initiative.

Sections 5 and 6 come out of the questions asked in the other sections.

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