Staff and students at Lincoln are encouraged to attend this talk to learn more about Digilit Leicester and consider how the learning and outcomes from the project can inform the University of Lincoln’s digital education strategy and our work in the local community.
Tuesday 4th March, 2-4pm, MB1008
Leicester City Council’s Digilit Leicester project has recently been selected as one of the 5 winners of the international Reclaim Open Learning innovation contest, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the Digital Media and Learning Hub,and the MIT Media Lab.
The project is a partnership between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and the city’s 23 Building Schools for the Future mainstream and SEN secondary schools. The project is designed to make sure learners in the city benefit from the investment being made in technology by supporting the development of staff skills and confidence in using technology. The two year project is at its halfway point.
The core project team consists of Lucy Atkins (Digital Literacy Research Associate, LCC), Josie Fraser (ICT Strategy Lead (Children’s Capital), LCC) and Richard Hall (Professor of Education and Technology, DMU).
This session will cover the project’s work to date: the development of the project framework, which defines what digital literacy looks like within secondary school practice; the survey of school staff; the initial survey findings; and the transfer of the framework into the University.
Participants will discuss matters arising for their own educational practice.
Project website: http://www.digilitleic.com/
Project blog: http://lccdigilit.our.dmu.ac.uk/
Slides from the workshop are below.