To recognize their participation in the SADL project, our Ambassadors will receive training that will be recognized in their Personal Development Aide Memoir (PDAM). Ambassadors will also receive online badges, which will allow them to connect to a wider community of digital literacy students and professionals, and continue their development in these skills after graduation.

Badges

Alongside vouchers and a record on Ambassadors’ PDAM records, students also receive badges which can be displayed via Mozilla backpack. The aim of the badges is to encourage Ambassadors to use the badges to display their skills and to connect to a wider community of digital literacy practitioners via the Mozilla badges initiative. The badges the Ambassadors can receive are:

Workshop 1

Workshop 1Ambassadors will receive the Workshop 1 badge for the attending and participating in the first SADL workshop. By attending this workshop, Ambassadors participated in activities and received training in:

  • Group work – Ambassadors worked in groups to discuss the digital and information literacy skills they find useful on their courses, and considered the differences in skill sets required by their peers in Social Policy/Statistics.
  • Using Search Engines – Ambassadors compared and evaluated methods for finding resources on Google, Google Scholar and the LSE Library Search Engine.
  • Blogging – Ambassadors have been requested to write a short blog post for the LSE SADL site documenting their experiences on the first workshop.

Workshop 2

Workshop 2Ambassadors will receive the Workshop 2 badge for the attending and participating in the second SADL workshop. By attending this workshop, Ambassadors participated in activities and received training in:

  • Building on searching for information, literature and data
  • Exploring the types of information needed for study
  • Devising strategies for reading and research
    – what to read, how much to read

Workshop 3

Ambassadors will receive the Workshop 3 badge for the attending and participating in the third SADL workshop. By attending this workshop, Ambassadors participated in activities and reSADL Workshop 3 badgeceived training in:

  • How to find, organise, store and manage information
  • How to cite and reference sources
  • Using digital tools for managing resource, note-taking and social bookmarking
  • Exploring how students can support peers with digital literacy needs

 

Workshop 4

Ambassadors will receive the Workshop 4 badge for the attending and participating in the fourth and final SADL workshop. By attending this workshop, Ambassadors participated in activities and received training in:workshop 4 badge

  • Managing their digital identity
  • Producing video content and speaking on camera

 

Blogging badge

BloggingAmbassadors will receive the Blogging badge for:

  • Writing an opinion or instructional article on the LSE SADL blog using embedded media where appropriate

 

 

Peer Support

Peer supportAmbassadors will receive the Peer Support badge for providing evidence of:

  • Helping peers to create and/or curate their social media presence
  • Giving feedback from peers on digital literacy concerns to the SADL team
  • Transferring skills and knowledge gained from SADL workshops to peers

 

SADL Graduate

SADL graduate badgeAwarded to Ambassadors who attended all four SADL workshops, and for achieving all the badges above.

 

 

 

Mentoring

Mentoring badgeAwarded to Ambassadors who have gone beyond their peer network to support students with information and digital literacy skills

 

 

Making Videos

making videos badge

Awarded to Ambassadors who have received training in, and helped to produce interview style testimonial videos for the LSE SADL project.

Arun Karnad

About Arun Karnad

Arun Karnad is the Research Officer with the Learning Technology and Innovation. He has published several research papers on Digital Literacy in Higher Education and Education Technology for LSE Research Online and is responsible for managing recruitment, student liaison, web content and communications for the SADL project. He would like to find out how undergraduates are using digital literacy skills in their studies at the LSE, and the kinds of skills that would be useful to students in their future careers.