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

This thoughtful book provides a useful framework to help us consider some of the important questions new technology poses... While the book is full of useful ideas, it does not just provide a 'how to' guide but asks the reader to consider their own relationship with digital technology and how this might be developed. He backs up theory with case histories and examples, making the ideas practical and accessible. 

Sam Hart, teacher educator and English lecturer, City College Brighton and Hove

There are many references to the Digitally Literate FE and Skills Teacher Framework, which are, of course, extremely useful if you happen to be an FE or skills teacher. But even if you are not, this book is worth having, not least because it is bang up to date, with sections on MOOCs, copyright, cyberbullying and critical reading.

Terry Freedman
Digital Education

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
September 28, 2016

Helpful when delivering New Essential skills suite.

Mrs beverley denise owen-jones
May 1, 2015

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

Mrs beverley denise owen-jones
September 6, 2016

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