Student Partners: 4 ‘Digital Champion’ students to be recruited over Summer 2017.
Academic Partners: Mike Stanford (Digital Skills Team Manager)
Paul Foxall, Phil Smith & Linda Clark (Digital Skills Team Advisors)
The DigITal Matters module will equip students with the necessary digital skills and behaviours to confidently use any suite of technologies they may encounter during their graduate careers.
Participants will be placed in small multi-discipline groups and given a themed group challenge to digitally showcase a new product or service.
In semester 1 these challenge groups will embark on market technologies and agree their idea for a new product or service. Participants will develop skills in finding, managing, manipulating and evaluating information using a range of digital technologies.
In semester 2 participants will develop skills in creating, producing and sharing a series of digital outputs which they will showcase via a group presentation.
Participants will reflect on, and provide evidence for all the information and digital literacy skills that they develop via an e-portfolio
By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:
The ability to use digital tools as solutions to handle, organise and store information and to ensure that the information is both relevant and trustworthy.
Skills in time-management, leadership, problem-solving and inclusive team-working, including the ability to interact with students from different academic disciplines and/or with different skills and interests
The ability to create, edit, upload and share an effective digital object in collaboration with others.
The ability to use and critically analyse technology to reflect on their learning.