DIAL year 2 objectives

Lead and support wider collaborative ‘institutional’ objectives: (in collaboration with the new Digital Life programme and all involved projects)

  1. Define UALs digital projects and programmes use of the term ‘Digital literacies’.
  2. 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.
  3. Address staff key competencies required for integrating ‘digitally enhanced practice’ into everyday practice and to support CPD & PPD. See JISC programme material.
  4. Identify gaps and best practice in the integration of digitally enhanced learning at UAL, Address key areas and themes identified in the DIAL baseline report.

DIAL will continue with the following KEY objectives with an aim of informing the new Digital Life programme from the following ‘Digital literacies’ perspective:

  1. Engage and support maximum stakeholder participation and communication between DIAL project communities of practice, including open debate/forum (live & online), cross college/alumni/industry interaction, course/staff/student level case studies, events, workshops and online resources.
  2. Encourage ‘open’ communities of practice which explore key issues surrounding the development of digitally enhanced practice.
  3. DIAL will align this objective closely with the UAL Strategy 2010-15: Communities of Practice, people and communication priorities.
  4. Carry out interventions and case studies that inquire and inform change and development in individual practice and student engagement that have potential to initiate course level curriculum change.
  5. Integrate DIAL initiatives and resources with the Student Enterprise & Employability Service (SEE) and Staff development and training (Learn IT) to create new resources and paths of inquiry.
  6. Explore key area of career preparation student and alumni representation online skills to create and present professional self; including online presentation skills, personal website development and online professional identities.
  7. Embed DIAL networks and digital literacies developments into UAL web environment, policies and practices.
  8. Develop and encourage more flexible learning opportunities and experiences for staff.
  9. Explore UAL networked online communities within the university and the potential for national and international collaboration from courses, colleges, disciplines, industry and wider sectors.
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