Understanding digital literacies at UAL definitions and competencies kick off meetings.
DIAL are address Digital literacies in its own way (sustainable community networks) this is not to say this is the only way or that we can obtain generalised definitions from general text book/web pages etc. Digital literacy means many things to many people, it is unique to individuals, groups, courses and colleges. Looking into narrower definition through research and case studies would be beneficial.
We have arranged two kick off meetings:
Thurs 14th Feb 10am – 11am (at High Holborn room TBC)
Thurs 7th March 12pm – 1pm (at High Holborn room TBC)
Aim: To set up and establish a UAL focus group around ‘Understanding digital literacies at UAL definitions and competencies‘ The group would debate and draw up collective ideas about how best to map digital literacies across UAL as a whole with an aim of understanding how UAL communicate art specific digital literacy definitions/ideas and competencies. http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/10/30/understanding-digital-literacies-at-ual-definitions-and-competencies/
Please send these dates out to others who you think may be interested in these or future meetings. Also please add your ideas and comments to this post before we meet. If you’d like to be involved in these and/or future meeting please add a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL COLLEGE MEETINGS
We’d like to arrange some college meetings, If you’d like to suggest a date and a venue we can start to arrange this with you?
CSM – To be confirmed
CCW – To be confirmed
LCC – To be confirmed
LCF – To be confirmed
In feedback from JISC they agree with our previous summary (interim report May 2012) that DIAL is a change programme (that we identified in the last interim report) rather than a project, this is the case with most institutional change projects and it is good to recognise this and the challenge that still exists to measure impact and outcomes across the institution. DIAL would like to try and formalise this finding as a way of looking for UAL long term funding?
The group will draw from existing digital literacy initiatives and from the JISC digital digital literacies programme findings – DL conceptual frameworks – http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/46601840/DL%20conceptual%20frameworks We would also like to set up a sub group of this to address the sector skills and competencies needs.
See all-in-one digital literacy blog activity at:
As part of the process we hope to debate and define UALs institutional understanding of terms associated with ‘Digital literacies’ within all aspects creative practice, including media literacies, information literacies, digital practice, digital citizenship, online identities, digital/social/cultural competencies, participatory culture, digital attributes, open practice, digital fluency etc. with an aim of publishing an ‘institutional’ evidence base of UAL glossary of terms based on an iterative process of practical, subject and interest specific case study evidence.
Personal digital devices: researching learning – http://digitalpresent.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/11/15/personal-digital-devices-and-learning-insights/
Digital literacy within arts and design education? – http://digitalpresent.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/11/06/digital-literacy-within-arts-and-design-education/
Digital Literacy – http://digitalpresent.myblog.arts.ac.uk/digital-literacy/
POST UPDATED 31 Jan 2012