Institutions ePioneers: students as change agents Professional Associations
About the programme JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme £1.5 million over two years 12 projects July 2011 to December 2013 Aim: to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education. Preceded by learner experience research, scoping study, exemplars and case studies. Brookes involved from outset. Programme overview http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/developingdigitalliteracies.aspx
About the project Scope: Institutional change Duration: 2 years Budget: £200,000 total JISC funding in year 1 Matched institutional funding in year 2 Based in Media Workshop and Careers Centre Evaluated by OCSLD Dedicated Project Management in year 1 Cascades into Faculties in year 2
Students as change agents Strategic commitment to engaging with students as agents of change in learning and teaching activities to develop and enhance personal and leadership attributes for employability. InStePP will draw together existing experience and expertise to create a new role of e-pioneer to influence a range of organisational activities. Build on existing strong relationships between careers services and professional associations to explore new forms of recognition of student leadership activities. SESE governance will oversee cascading of successful partnerships into all Faculties. Educational developers with learner experience research experience will explore, evaluate and illustrate how partnerships develop digital literacies.
Objectives The project will embed a variety of active partnerships with students into curriculum development activities It will develop, implement and exemplify: institutional approaches to partnerships as an integral part of digital literacy development in the curriculum and in employability policy and practice; digital literacies contextualised for disciplines and for career development; and student roles and activities which support the development of staff digital literacies.
Supporting SESE Strategic approach: integrate provision for digital literacies for staff and students across the institution; establish, support and build recognition for the role of student e-pioneers within existing core academic and e-learning development activities; evaluate how partnerships enhance the student experience and benefit the development of both student and staff digital literacies. InStePP will help Brookes meet commitments in SESE to both digital literacies and student engagement.
Potential ePioneer roles Curriculum design in Course Design Intensives Teaching support as Module Assistants Course development and approval on validation panels Research through Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme ICT environment as Moodle mentors Student experience with Student Support Co-ordinators and Course Reps Students as ePioneers
Aim of today To address the question: how can we build on existing forms of student partnership to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with students which will embed digital and information literacies as a graduate attribute in the curriculum and enhance our own digital capabilities as staff?
Times Morning session: 10:00 - 13:15 (incl. lunch from 12:30 -13:15) Afternoon session: 12:30 - 15:45 (incl. lunch from 12:30 -13:15) 10:00 - 10:20 - Summary of project. 10:20 - 10:40 - Review existing projects. 10:40 - 11:15 - Is this list complete? 11:15 - 20 Coffee/tea 11:20 - 11:40 External schemes 11:40 - 12:20 Whats good about these schemes? Breakout activity. Objective: to draft models for InStePP ePioneer roles. (x3/4 groups, each with a recorder) 12:20 - 12:30 Plenary Share objectives/schemes Session repeats 13:15 - 15:45