Digital Literacy Modules -Timeline of events

The Digital Literacy Modules – Timeline of events provides an overall view of how they evolved from inception to the present date. 

NB. click on the announcement headings for more details, images and statistics.

Digital Literacy Modules -Timeline of events

T1 2020

Professional Literacy Suite – completed scaffold over three undergraduate degrees

PLS now completely scaffolded across three undergraduate degrees in the Deakin Business School Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Business Bachelor of property and Real Estate

March 2020

Professional Literacy Suite included as exemplar in the 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report

https://library.educause.edu/resources/2020/3/2020-educause-horizon-report-teaching-and-learning-edition

November 2019

Deakin University: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning 2019

The Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Learning recognise and celebrate learning and teaching at Deakin University, and the elaboration and implementation of Deakin’s strategic agenda, LIVE the future. The Professional Literacy Suite project team was recognised with the WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and..Read More

November 2018

Professional Literacy Suite wins ASCILITE Innovation Award

Professional Literacy Suite wins ASCILITE Innovation Award

Innovation Award 2018 – “Professional Literacy Suite” Awarded in recognition of outstanding innovation in the development of a major professional development initiative which promotes the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.  

T3 2018

Essential Digital Literacy – Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Essential Digital Literacy – Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Essential Digital Literacy for the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate to run for the first time in MMP111 as a compulsory tutorial activity. The module has been recreated with a scenario based around property valuation with activities and resources customised to the new scenario. 

T2 2018

New accessible design of Essential Digital Literacy delivered and embedded for T2 2018

New accessible design of Essential Digital Literacy delivered and embedded for T2 2018

The design meets Deakin Branding guidelines and was designed to meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.

T2 2018

T2 2018 – build begins for the new Bachelor of Property and Real Estate – Essential Digital Literacy

Using the new accessible design from the BCom template the new BPRE module is built, to be ready for T3 2018  

T2 2018

T2 2018 – Rollout of the new Professional Literacy module across the BCom majors

Adaptive technology was introduced that allows the system to recognise students with prior completion e.g. doing a double major, allowing them to bring their grades through, giving credit for prior learning.    

T1 2018

T1 2018 – Total statistics

T1 2018 DLM Completion In T1 1697 students completed online modules and a total of 6496 have now completed Essential Digital Literacy.

T1 2018

T1 2018 – Introduction to Professional Identity runs for the first time in MWL101 – Personal Insights

Introduction to Professional Identity runs for the first time in MWL101 – Personal Insights.

January 2018

Work begins on redesigning the first year module, Essential Digital Literacy, to meet accessibility standards

Essential Digital Literacy is reviewed to meet accessibility standards and Deakin branding guidelines. Redesign to be complete for delivery and embed for T2 2018

December 2017

Essential Digital Literacy for Bachelor of Property and Real Estate – work commences on redesign

Work commences on creating a new scenario around Property valuation for the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate. New scenario, activities, databases, imagery needed. Delivery for T3 2018.

T3 2017

T3 2017 – Workplace Digital Literacy Module split into two sections and trialled scaffold across 2nd and 3rd year

Workplace Digital Literacy Module split into two sections, Parts A and B and trialled scaffold across 2nd and 3rd year in one of the eight majors in the Bachelor of Commerce. Part A containing; Transition to the Workforce and Workplace Information was embedded in a 2nd-year employability unit Part B containing;..Read More

T2 2017

T2 2017 – Workplace Digital Literacy Module delivered to the Faculty

Workplace Digital Literacy Module delivered to the Faculty and a soft launch is run through the Bachelor of Commerce hub site   

January 2016

Workplace Digital Literacy Module build in Smart Sparrow

Workplace Digital Literacy Module build in Smart Sparrow

Work commences on the build of the new 3rd year  Workplace Digital Literacy Module consisting of four sections: Transition to the workplace What is your professional identity? Managing your online presence Professional Associations Deakin networks and support Workplace Information Sources Search strategies Alumni access to Deakin University Library resources Google Advanced..Read More

T2 2016

T2 2016 – Work begins on scoping 3rd year module for Capstone units

Work begins to scope information for a 3rd-year module –  to design for students transitioning into the workforce and support digital literacy and employability.

T1 2016

T1 2016 – Post trimester review of DLM in MMK101

Meeting between Faculty unit team for MMK101 and library team to review what worked and what needed improvement moving forward.

T1 2016

T1 2016 Statistics

In T1 2016, 1411 students completed the DLM. After completing the DLM 95.62% of students either agreed or strongly agreed with the self-assessment questions:  

T1 2016

T1 2016 – DLM embedded in MMK101 Marketing Fundamental and the Bachelor of Commerce Hub site.

T1 2016 – DLM embedded in MMK101 Marketing Fundamental and the Bachelor of Commerce Hub site.

The DLM is embedded into MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals a compulsory 1st year unit for all Bachelor of Commerce Students. Here it is embedded as a hurdle requirement attached to the students’ first assignment.

Jan - Feb 2016

Building of the Digital Literacy Module

The DLM is built across January and February by the Library B&L team with help from the members of the Library’s Teaching and Learning Team. 

October 2017

Content creation begins

Content creations begins. Activities and infographics designed, videos scripted, quiz and self-assessments scripting.  

September 2015

Tumult Hype software chosen to create module, templates and graphics work begins

Tumult Hype software chosen to create module, templates and graphics work begins

Software alternatives investigated with the decision to go with Tumult Hype    to create the module. Graphics and templates started using the Library’s Digital Experience team. The Library team undergo training in the use of Hype.

August 2015

Scenario creation and script writing begins

Scenario developed around the Great Barrier Reef and tourism created. To be included aspects of marketing, economy impacting tourism, legislation around the protection of the reef. 

June 2015

Library maps the course learning outcomes to the library’s Digital Literacy Framework

The course learning outcomes were mapped against the Library’s Digital Literacy Framework to identify 1st-year skills to address. These were then sent to the course team for approval. Content approval gained.

June 2015

Initial discussions with Learning Innovations manager as to how best to embed the module into CloudDeakin

Initial discussions as to whether to implement the module in an independent CloudDeakin site, as part of a unit or in a Hub site. Module needs to be sustainable and implementation needs to consider staff capacity.

 

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