VALA2020 Session 7 Mitchell

Providing students with the ‘WIL’ to live, work and succeed: creating a digital literacy learning module with a future-proof approach

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 11:25 – 11:55

Ellyse Mitchell
  • Liaison Librarian
  • Deakin University
Deirdrie Gregory
  • Liaison Librarian, Deakin University

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With the increasing rate of technological advances in the modern workforce, employers require digitally literate graduates. However, digital literacy is difficult to define, making it a challenge to create future-proof resources that resonate with students. This paper outlines the creation of an online module that aims to prepare students for their placements and beyond. Collaborating with work integrated learning (WIL) academic staff, Deakin University Librarians developed a module that moves away from traditional digital literacy, and redefines it in a real world context, to encourage future-thinking in students around the importance of digital literacy in the workplace

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