Digital Literacy

Jisc summer of innovation competition now open

SADL students might be interested to know that the annual competition known as “The Student Summer of Innovation” is now open for entries via the Elevator site. In the past a number of LSE students have entered and been shorted listed for this competition.

Jisc are awarding funding and support to students and start-ups who come up with a brilliant […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

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    Improving learning at LSE: hear from our student ambassadors

Improving learning at LSE: hear from our student ambassadors

A group of our student ambassadors, led by Djelila Delior, were asked to think about how they would improve learning at LSE for their group project. They prepared a Prezi and gave a short talk at the SADL Celebration event on 11th March. They focused on what students think about: Moodle, lecture recording, office hours and the availability of […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

Improving Moodle at LSE: views from our students

One of our group presentations given at the SADL Celebration on 11th March was created by a team of Student Ambassadors, and led by Seow Wei Chin, a Senior Ambassador. Their topic was to consider how Moodle could be improved at LSE, and they gave a short presentations providing an overview of what they each liked and disliked about […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

SADL Celebration: thanks to all our ambassadors!

The Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) project has involved 40 undergraduate students this year from Statistics, Social Policy, International Relations and Law. We are almost at the project end, and tomorrow afternoon have organised a celebration for everyone who has been part of the programme this year; staff and students. After that we will be starting our evaluation […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

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    Managing your digital identity: get ready for the digital future!

Managing your digital identity: get ready for the digital future!

In week 6 we ran the final workshop for SADL on ‘Managing your digital identity and the digital future’. This workshop was probably one of the most enjoyable for the staff who were leading it and the students taking part. We have made the slides available on SlideShare and in Moodle, but started by asking students to work in pairs […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

Digital Literacy at LSE

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 […]

My first conference season

Last month, Jane and I attended the Higher Education conference at Aston University and the Academic Practice and Technology conference at the University of Greenwich, to talk about the SADL project. This was the first time I’d presented a paper at a conference, and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect (by APT however, Jane was already on her sixth conference […]

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.

Workshop 3: Managing and Sharing Information

It was great to see the Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy again as the second term draws to a close. The main theme for this workshop was Managing and Sharing Information but before we got onto that topic we wanted to explore the role of a digital ambassador with the students.

We first discussed whether students had been able to […]

Ellen Wilkinson

About Ellen Wilkinson

Ellen Wilkinson is the Academic Support Librarian for International Development, Social Policy and Sociology. She is also currently responsible for selecting English language material from the UK, Asia, Africa and mainland Europe. e: e.wilkinson@lse.ac.uk t: 020 7955 6913

Evaluating online information: use the CRAAP detector!

We’ve been analysing the results from a questionnaire that was circulated to the SADL students at the outset of the project. One area we were interested in learning more about was the current scholarly practices of our students. So we asked them, when asked to carry out research for a scholarly project (i.e, research you are asked to do […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

The internet never forgets.

Of course there are many delightful things about social media. Its so much more than Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The rise of new collaborative platforms is transforming the way we create art, the way we support the arts, the way we do business… In this ‘digital age’, there is near unanimous agreement on digital literacy as a good, with many […]