University of Waikato – University Lodge

Workshop: 20th March 2014

Convenor: Nigel Robertson

Theme:Developing Staff Digital Literacies –  Concepts , Policies and Practise for Staff 

Digital literacy is a prerequisite for engaging in our open and global educational environment. For universities to operate effectively and critically in this constantly evolving environment and to provide enhanced and engaged learning, teaching and research experiences, staff need to be agile & confident in their engagement with technology, while universities need strategies and operational plans that embed literacy within core systems and processes. The development of staff digital literacies has dependencies in conceptual understandings, and individual and institutional approaches to professional development. This workshop is activity based, focusing on staff digital literacies, exploring concepts and definitions; strategies for institutional implementation; and personal development and application.