A new Digital Competencies Working Group has formed to build interest and prior work related to Digital Competencies, Digital Studies, Digital Fluency, and Digital Literacy. These terms cover a group of related concepts, all of which reflect concepts and skills that are vital to the 21st Century learner and citizen.
The goals of the new working group are to make concrete progress on ideas develop at the 2017 Think Tank and 2018 discussions. LACOL members are invited to join the group; reach out for more information!
- Group members include faculty, librarians, technologists, instructional designers.
- A top priority is adjusting the language of the Bryn Mawr Framework to fit individual/collective needs of our schools. Major elements of the Bryn Mawr framework are:
- Digital Survival Skills
- Digital Communication
- Data Management and Preservation
- Data Analysis and Presentation
- Critical Making, Design and Development
- Another priority is developing a shared survey of recent grads on their acquisition, use, and needs for digital competencies.
- Some in the group will engage with liberal arts research around competencies that are critical to the future of work – what fits and what are the disconnects?
- These ingredients will be used to engage with faculty more deeply in student-centered digital competency conversations and collaborations.
JANUARY 2019 – Create a statement about using the Bryn Mawr Digital Competencies Framework as the starting point for developing institution specific frameworks. (more…)