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Activity 23: Review of work in digital literacies

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Edited by Amanda Harrington-Vail, Thursday, 24 Apr 2014, 14:26

This activity asks you to read a JISC report which reviews digital literacy.

    This report is relevant in that it was conducted at a time where finances were being considerably changed, identifying a need for increased openness. It suggested a definition of digital literacy that was "neutral" (Beetham, 2010 p. 1) to avoid any potential concerns about power. In its 15 years since the previous definition the report identifies that this term needs updating due in part to "Web 2.0 technologies(Beetham, 2010 p. 2). The report provides evidence including statistics and accessibility relating to JISC Strategy including "work funded by the JISC and HE Academy" (Beetham, 2010 p. 10) then there is a shorter list of work funded by other partners, finishing with quotes from stakeholders. It reads as a persuasive report to support the ongoing work of JISC presumably as evidence attached to a funding bid.
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