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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

Helpful when delivering New Essential skills suite.

Mrs beverley denise owen-jones
September 6, 2016

An up to date text for all FE teachers and trainee teachers. Great content which is easy to read and is relevant, with useful activities and examples.

Ms Ann Gravells
Assessment Ne, Cambridge University
October 8, 2015

A really helpful tool for trainee teachers who may be competent themselves at using digital literacy but have difficulty making appropriate use of it in their classrooms.
Of particular value is the advice on how digital literacy can support learning; being mindful of the capabilities of learners; and digital safety.

Ms Clare Winder
Dept of Education and Social Science, University of Central Lancashire
December 9, 2015

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