What is digital literacy?
Digital literacy is a concept that was bound to arise following the universal implementation of contemporary technologies in our daily lives. During the first workshop, we saw a list of different definitions for the former that, no matter how different they are, all correspond to digital literacy.
The first step to achieve digital literacy is to be familiar with popular softwares. To me, being digitally literate is being flexible and inquisitive about the digital tools we possess. It means learning by using more than just book, pen and paper. It is important to show literacy via the different social media available, whether it be to find or share information. Most importantly, the digitally literate maintain an online profile which reflects their real identity.
The SADL Project
The Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI) department wants to know how to improve student experience through training as well as by implementing more modern methods of teaching. We hope to work with as many departments as possible to gradually imbed new pedagogic methods within the LSE teaching culture. In parallel, the LTI wishes to identify what students need to improve their digital literacy.
This is why Student Ambassadors are here. The SADL project aims at determining how students make use of multimedia, social media and the library to support their studies. We want to know about you! This is why we extended the workshops to more students from more departments this year, compared to the previous. It is important for us as many representatives of the undergraduate as we can. The SADL Project is a flexible one where your suggestions and opinions matter. The workshops are shaped according to your feedback and new ideas for the success of the project is welcome.