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Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers

Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers

September 2015 | 160 pages | Learning Matters

Effective digital skills are essential for all teachers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector.  This text brings together important theory and research around digital literacy and outlines what this means for teaching in the sector.  It is a practical guide that:

  • introduces different types of web-based technologies and explores how they can be used in teaching
  • provides guidance on the digital skills teachers and tutors need and how they can be developed
  • examines issues of digital safety, security and responsibility and how online learning communities can be accessed
  • applies critical thinking, creativity and responsibility to the processes of using digital technologies inside and outside of the classroom

Providing a comprehensive framework, underpinned by the standards through which to develop digital literacy skills, this is an essential resource for those teaching or training to teach in the FE and Skills sector.

What is digital literacy?
Developing your digital practice
Assessing and responding to digital needs
Selecting and using digital tools
Being critical with digital information and media
Forming and managing a professional digital identity
Digital safety, security and citizenship
Copyright, licensing and ethical use of digital content
Future development planning

The book offers a useful insight to the dilemmas of tutors and the use of IT skills they have and that of their students/learners.

Mrs Alison Dawn Milner
HSCFL, South Devon College
October 31, 2015

This is an excellent book and is interesting and well structured and a mine of information. But in reality it is only the teacher / lecturer who needs it. So this book may be suitable for recommending on a teacher training course, but not on a business studies type course.

Mr Robert Hill
Management , Eastleigh College
November 5, 2015

Essential for teachers today in the digital revolution

Miss Antoinette yvonne Unsworth
teaching and learning, Michaeljohn Training
September 4, 2015

This book has already been bought for our library!

Mrs Sally Ann Humphries
Business Computing and Education, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
September 4, 2015

The book has systematically covered some web-based technologies that both teachers and learners need in teaching and learning. It also explores variety of important issues , skills and knowledge that is beneficial not only in the classroom but also outside the class and they are useful to teachers and students.
A very helpful and handy book very handy to carry around, very informative. Happy with it well done Jonathan.

Mrs Afua Yamoah
Education, Teacher Assist Ltd
September 4, 2015

A practical and comprehensive guide for FE teachers. The explanation is clear and accessible and goes on to offer strategies, support and practical ideas. All supported with examples from practice. An invaluable resource for those developing teaching and learning experiences in a digital age.

Ms Caroline Edna Brooks
Learning and Teaching Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
October 27, 2015

Excellent grounding in the subject

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
AEBLS, Havering College of FE & HE
November 19, 2015

Good breadth of content relevant to new and experienced teachers in FE getting to grips with the challenges of digital literacy.

Mrs Jane Boothman
Education, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
October 19, 2015

Up to date and relevant, a good grounding for FE tutors. Recommended to my PGCE students.

Ms Samantha Eason
Higher Education and Teacher Training, Darlington College
October 15, 2015

Extremely helpful when delivering the new Digital Literacy skill.
Will be recommending this to colleagues.

Mrs beverley denise owen-jones
September 12, 2015

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