Digital Literacy Services
Digital Literacy Services
Digital Literacy is the aquisition of the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable a person to function safely and effectively within a range of communities in a modern digital world.
I am the Adviser in Digital Literacy. Everyone knows me as "Tim" Johnson, and I'm here to help you, that means everyone, students, lecturers, all the University staff. I am here to help you to learn about, and make sense of, the use of digital technologies. I do not do what the LTTU (Learning and Teaching Technology Unit) do but part of my work covers helping you with important things such as copyright, consent forms and policy connected with what they do. Neither am I a librarian or a member of Student Support Services but I do work closely with them to ensure that students obtain a chance to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be effective members of a modern workforce and are able to engage successfully with the services and demands in an increasingly digitized community.
The best way to contact me is by email, email@example.com. I work four days a week, usually Monday to Thursday so please allow a little time for me to get back to you - I promise I will always get back to you as quickly as possible.
One of my aims is to create communities of practice within the University. These will be very informal communities with particular interest in a narrow range of issues in Digital Literacy. You will be able to belong to as many or as few communities of practice as you choose, there will be no meetings unless you choose to create them as it will be possible to carry on all communications online. The important thing is that the communities will consist of people who are interested in increasing their skills and knowledge in different areas of Digital Literacy. I will be putting more information about the communities here in the future but in the mean time do contact me if you are interested.This is a comparatively new post in the University and you will see Digital Literacy resources increase as time goes by.
Learning and assistance
Do you want help creating a social media site to communicate with friends, students or colleagues? Would you like to find an easy way of keeping in touch with people at a distance? More ...
Open Education Resources
OER are created by teams of people who include lecturers, LTTU (Learning and Teaching Technology Unit), the Adviser in Digital Literacy, a member of the Academic Liaison Team and a member of the public and/or a student. More ...
Digital policies and procedures
Part of my work is involved with giving advice to people about policies and procedures in relation to Digital Literacy. For example I have worked on issues relating to IPR (Intelectual Property Rights) especially Copyright. More ...
Annual Survey Report
Every year the University runs two Digital Literacy surveys, one for students and one for staff, to find out how you use modern technologies both at work and in your everyday life. You can find out more and access the analysis of the results from here ...