The LSE Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) is a programme that aims to embed digital and information literacy in the curriculum in academic departments and to develop relevant resources in this area to support undergraduate students.
In 2014/15, 37 undergraduate students were recruited to join the LSE SADL network and attended 4 workshops over the course of the year. Four senior ambassadors from the previous year also stayed on the project, and were instrumental in advising the project team to improve and run the workshops.
This academic year the programme is open to a maximum of 50 students and will be supported by 7 Senior Ambassadors working with staff from LSE’s Library, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) and Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI).
The students will be asked to attend four workshops during which they will develop their digital and information skills around finding, evaluating and managing information. They will provide feedback on new and existing digital and information literacy resources and be encouraged to write short blog posts throughout the term about their activities to disseminate good practice to their peers. Vouchers and prizes will be offered for their achievements.
The workshops will also be an opportunity to father feedback from students for the Library, TLC and LTI about the support they currently provide. Finally students will help inform the development of a set of resources designed to be embedded into LSE’s VLE, Moodle.