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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

A good resource for students on the Foundation Degree programme to explore theory and research in digital literacy. Examples within the book provide clear links to practice to support key assignments on the course, enabling students to critically examine their own teaching methods of technology in the classroom.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
September 8, 2018

This book covers all issues related to the introduction of digital literacy into FE classrooms. Great for PGCE students and existing tutors wishing to add a digital element to their lessons

Ms Lisa Hiles
Education , Coleg y Cymoedd
December 7, 2016

Very clear and concise. A good resource.

Amanda Burgess
Education , Workers' Educational Association
April 4, 2016

Very useful for teachers to keep up to date with digital literacy enabling the use of ILT in the classroom.

Mrs Ruth Marie Steyert
Functional Skills, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
July 29, 2016

A very well written text that underpins the application of effective use of technology as an enhancement to learning

Ms Margaret Anne Postance
Faculty Of Education, Edge Hill University
December 9, 2015

This was really easy to read and suitable for all practioners in a college environment
recommended to our library

Mrs Angela gelder
Teacher Training, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
December 8, 2015

Digital Literacy is essential and will become even more so in the near future, as such this book can provide useful ideas to allow FE and HE teachers to embed digital literacy skills into a wide variety of subject areas.

Mr Sam Emmett
Division of Social Sciences and Educatio, Glyndwr University
October 23, 2015

Very good skills bok for every teacher whether on the FE or HE sector

Dr George Varvatsoulias
Counselling, Newham College of Further Education
September 10, 2015

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

Jonathan P. White

Jonathan White is an experienced and qualified teacher and librarian. Since 2006 he has worked in the Secondary, Further Education and, currently, Higher Education sectors supporting learning and delivering teaching on digital and information literacy and learning technologies. He is currently based within the Institute for Learning Enhancement and Innovation at the University of Derby, where he works as part of a team to support student and staff development of digital and information literacy.Jonathan received his MA from Loughborough University with a thesis on the teaching of IT skills in public libraries and he framed his PGCE ... More About Author

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