Digital Literacy Unpacked

Digital Literacy Unpacked

By: Katharine Reedy (author), Jo Parker (author)Paperback

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This book brings together a wide range of diverse perspectives on digital and information literacy that provide a comprehensive blend of theory and practice for library and information professionals. Digital Literacy Unpacked demonstrates the importance of digital literacy in all areas of life, the centrality of critical thinking (a key element of both digital and information literacy), and the essential role of library and information professionals in leading digital literacy developments. It highlights the partnerships needed to deliver excellence and presents case studies from a range of practitioners world-wide. Includes coverage of: approaches to digital literacy, including a discussion of terminology, institutional approaches, and existing frameworks an overview of digital literacy in HE and examples of good practice openness and digital literacy with a discussion of OERs and MOOCs the myth of digital natives developing digital capabilities for staff professional development for librarians digital inclusion and lifelong employability in a digital world. The book will be useful reading for library and information professionals across the sector (FE, HE, schools, business/corporate, special, public), institutional leaders and managers, and LIS students. It will also be useful reading for educational technologists, learning and teaching professionals, and anyone with an interest in developing digital and information literacy capabilities in their students, teachers and customers.

About Author

Katharine Reedy is a digital literacy and learning design specialist at the Open University. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Jo Parker is a senior library manager at the Open University Library, with responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Leadership Foundation. She has co-edited two previous books for Facet Publishing.


Foreword - Rosie Jones Introduction - Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker Part 1: Approaching digital literacy 1. The trouble with terminology: rehabilitating and rethinking `Digital Literacy' - Jane Secker 2. Unpacking Digital Literacy: the potential contribution of central services to enabling the development of staff and student digital literacies - Joe Nicholls 3. Collaboration and coaching: powerful strategies for developing digital capabilities - Clare Killen Part 2: Learning in a digital world 4. Digital Literacy in UK and European Schools; enhancing school children's motivation to read for pleasure - Geoff Walton, Mark Childs, Vedrana Vojkovic Estatiev, Janet Hetherington and Gordana Jugo 5. Digital games: Providing unique digital literacy challenges in childhood - Dean Groom and Judy O'Connell 6. Students in the SADL: lessons from LSE's digital literacy programme - Jane Secker 7. Copyright and Digital Literacy - rules, risk and creativity - Chris Morrison Part 3: Developing staff digital literacies 8. D4 Curriculum Design Workshops: a model for developing digital literacy in practice - Liz Bennett and Sue Folley 9. #creativeHE: An animated Google+ platform for challenging practitioners to think differently - Chrissi Nerantzi and Norman Jackson 10. Developing library staff digital literacies - Charles Inskip Part 4: Digital citizens and workers 11. Digital literacy and open educational practice: Digilit Leicester - Josie Fraser and Katharine Reedy 12. Transforming the workplace through digital literacy - Bonnie Cheuk and Katharine Reedy 13. Critical digital literacy education in the `fake news' era - Philip Seargeant and Caroline Tagg 14. Onwards! Why The Movement For Digital Inclusion Has Never Been More Important - Adam Micklethwaite Conclusion - Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783301973
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781783301973
  • ISBN10: 178330197X

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