Developing Digital Literacies by Bridging Skills and Pedagogy: Case Study from a Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT)

Heather Conboy, Sukhtinder Kaur, Julie Lowe, Ian Pettit, Rob Weale

Abstract


In 2011 the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) was established at De Montfort University (DMU). The aim of the Centre is to work with staff and students to transform their learning and teaching experiences through the situated use of technologies (CELT, 2013).

This case study offers an overview of the ways in which the CELT seeks to realise its vision in relation to the use of digital technologies for enhancing teaching and learning. In particular it seeks to ‘bridge the gap’ between digital ‘know how’ and the effective pedagogic implementation of digital technology as part of a curriculum.

Key elements of the CELT strategy, and its ‘on the ground’ approaches to catalysing engagement and driving innovation in the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning will be detailed. This will include a series of examples of staff developmental projects that have sought to enhance student learning through the use of digital technologies.

It is hoped that the case study will be of value in terms of highlighting effective practices and broader strategic approaches that may inform other practitioners who are interested in the use digital technologies for enhancing teaching and learning.


Keywords


professional development, digital literacies, co-operative, collaborative enhancing learning through technology,

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ISSN: 1759-667X