After a winning DLiD proposal to the HEA, I took some time to reflect on how I could ensure this project was effective and had the most impact for our college.
The aims of my digital literacy project are:
- Deliver a 14 week training programme on the use of FOSS with specific use of Xerte to enhancing digital literacies (DL) with trainee teachers and new advanced teaching practitioners (ATP) so they can become staff developers within the discipline of Social Sciences and Education.
- Support for the facilitation of FOSS and DL use with learners within the trainee teachers or ATP’s subject discipline, this will be a multi-discipline approach.
- Support for learners who will be the main creators of learning objects in Xerte and publish them for the VLE and mobile devices for use within their specialist discipline.
- Support the college improvement agenda and ‘Digital Shift’ group for consistent use of ILT to support and help students achieve their potential, including their employability prospects.
The call for staff participants at the college went out this morning, and I have had 10 respondents so far. This is exciting! The 14 week training programme starts on Oct 3rd, 5-7pm. With the XOT installed at the college, I have four weeks to prepare a SOW and a VLE area. Wish me luck!