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Transcript of Digital Literacy
: "We define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society"
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Digital Native or Settler?
Prensky defines digital natives as those born into an innate "new culture" while the digital immigrants are old-world settlers, who have lived in the analogue age and immigrated to the digital world.
Although not Luddites, the immigrants struggle more than natives to adapt to hi-tech progress.
Discussion & Examples
Digital Literacy & Employability
An introductory guide
What I'll cover
• Explore frameworks that underpin our understanding of employability and digital literacy to enable us to see the importance and interaction between the two.
• Identify and discuss the key factors of managing an online reputation in a digital world for HE staff and students.
• Demonstrate how social media platforms can be used to aid employability and career management.
• Signpost you to useful resources and highlight examples of practice that will support students to improve their digital literacy for the benefit of their career.
Digital Literacy Frameworks
Further reading & resources
: How can social media platforms be used to aid employability and career management?
What is employability?
7 Cs of digital literacy
Describes the ability to understand and adapt to changing online career contexts and to learn to use new technologies for the purpose of career building
Describes the ability to interact effectively across a range of different platforms, to understand the genre and netiquette of different interactions and to use them in the context of career
Describes the ability to build relationships and networks online that can support career development
Describes the ability to create online content that effectively represents the individual, their interests and their career history
Describes the ability of an individual to reflect on and develop their digital footprint and online networks as part of their career building
Describes the ability to source, manage and retrieve career information and resources
Describes the ability to understand the nature of online career information and resources, to analyse its provenance and to consider its usefulness for a career
What social media platforms are students & staff active in?
The Higher Education Academy (2014) points to a ‘widely accepted definition of employability’ as cited in their Pedagogy for employability publication:
"A set of achievements, - skills, understandings and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy".