Harnessing digital literacy tools

Poster


Suraweera, Samanthi. 2017. "Harnessing digital literacy tools ." 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017). Toowoomba, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2017 Toowoomba, Australia.
Paper/Presentation Title

Harnessing digital literacy tools

Presentation TypePoster
Authors
AuthorSuraweera, Samanthi
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017)
Year2017
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/harnessing-digital-literacy-tools/
Conference/Event34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017)
Event Details
34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017)
34th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Parent
Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
04 to end of 06 Dec 2017
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
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.

Keywordsonline students, digital literacy, pedagogy, Getting Started in the Library
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

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Byline AffiliationsLibrary Services
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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