With DigiFest 2018, we focused on enhancing your digital know-how and sharing good practice in embedding digital literacy in the curriculum.
In addition to our customary two conference-style days, we offered a range of different sessions every day of the week, including several nationally renowned speakers and colleagues from across ARU. Colleagues were able to attend one of the main days and also select different sessions to suit their interests, needs and availability.
Our keynote Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant, focused on the importance of Developing Competencies for Learning in the Digital Age and the rich learning opportunities presented by new technologies.
The keynote Why our Digital Strategy Matters was given by our Vice Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin in Chelmsford and Professor Roderick Watkins, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in Cambridge.
We live streamed some of the sessions during DigiFest 2018.
Look for the icon in our at-a-glance programmes to see which sessions were streamed.
We created a digital literacy passport as a fun way of recording attendance and participation in sessions related to one or more of the digital literacy skills or competencies that make up ARU's Digital Literacy Framework.
The Framework defines five different digital literacies, and each of their three proficiency levels, needed by ARU staff and students to thrive in an evolving digital environment. Five badges matched the five digital literacies.
Session facilitators signed the appropriate digital literacy page and gave colleagues 'badges' for that literacy. After the event, colleagues were able to add digital badge(s) to LinkedIn profiles, along with a link to our Digital Literacy Barometer.
Badge for Problem-solving in the digital world digital literacy