Digital Literacies has been emerging as an important theme in the professional development for the Learning Development community.
This importance is recognised in our CPD planning framework and resource, in which the area of professional activity ‘Teaching and Supporting Students’ Learning’ contains e-learning as an important factor, with activities like:
- Developing interactive / online LD resources
- Choosing and using appropriate technology-enhanced modes of LD support
- Developing students’ digital literacy
However, in order to be able to support the digital literacies of students, it is crucial that we are confident in developing our own digital capacities. The community’s views of what digital literacies mean to us, our training needs, and changes we have noticed in the use of digital technology were sought in a baseline survey and blog post for ALDinHE’s involvement in the professional association strand of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies project .
The results of the baseline survey were published in the following report in January 2012 ALDinHE_DDL_baseline_report_jan_2012
We are a resourceful bunch and, as the baseline report shows, when it comes to digital technologies, we tend to develop ourselves through seeking help from colleagues or self-training.