Harnessing digital literacy tools

Suraweera, Samanthi (2017) Harnessing digital literacy tools. In: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Me, Us, IT! (ASCILITE 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This presentation aims to introduce The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Library’s 'Getting Started in the Library' module, which was recently implemented to encourage better use of existing Library services and facilities by students. While this module was designed to increase accessibility to the Library, to cater to the diverse on-campus and online student cohort, an important secondary aim was to increase digital literacy skills by pedagogically supporting different learning styles. This need is evident as the current student cohort comprises of school leavers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, international students and incarcerated students along with over 70% of the overall cohort enrolled as online students. As such, USQ encounters students with varied access issues and digital literacy capabilities. Consequently, this learning module was developed to enhance student learning outcomes by relying on the evidence-based Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinaesthetic (VARK) framework and the Technical Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework. The module aligns with USQ’s commitment to provide flexible, personalised education supported by technology as it is an open access, online entry page that introduces the Library, its resources and services. Further, the content provided is student centric, innovative and interactive in nature, therefore representing a highly valuable and impactful resource to enhance digital literacy and student learning outcomes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster accessible from indicated URL.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 23:53
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 03:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: online students, digital literacy, pedagogy, Getting Started in the Library
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36184

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