Digital literacy training for students

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Digital literacy is a key skill students must develop both to succeed at University and to thrive in our digitally connected, global society and Academic librarians have long provided teaching sessions to equip students with the research skills they need. These might be scheduled as one-off sessions in the library but are more effective and have greater reach if librarians work with academics to plan and deliver these as contextualised pieces of work rooted in the students’ discipline. 

A recent project at the University of Cambridge developed a framework  for this multidisciplinary work (involving academics, educational technologists, Learning Support staff and IT trainers) to integrate research and digital literacy skills into course design. The ANCIL (A New Curriculum for Information Literacy) framework has been used by the Academic Liaison team at the University of Westminster to explore how we can better achieve this integration and the case studies below give examples of this work.

If you would like to know more about how to adopt this approach in your courses please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian:www.westminster.ac.uk/academicliaison  

Embedding digital skills – WBS

Embedding digital skills – SSH English literature

Embedding digital skills – MAD – Film and televison

Embedding digital skills – ABE Construction

Embedding digital skills – FST CSSE

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