Practice Context/e-Learning activities/Digital literacy skill development

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e-Learning activity summary

Title: Digital literacy skill development
2 - 4 hours
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Exploring ways and means to develop your digital literacy skills.

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Stimulus: 21st Century Education[1] This video clip ends rather abruptly but provides a few ideas for reflection.

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To help you think about how you can continue to develop your digital literacy skills.

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:1. Reflect on Module 11.
  • Reflect on the digital literacy skills that you identified you held at the end of this module.
  • Remind yourself of the strengths that you hold in this area.
2. Identify potential development areas
  • If you skipped this – revisit and do the activity under Identify Development Needs
  • List the skills you want to develop further.
  • List the tools and practices you want to know more about.
3. Write some SMART goals
  • Choose at least one skill you want to develop further
  • Write a SMART goal for that skill
  • Refer back to Plan your development for more information on SMART goals
4. Explore other view points
  • Talk with colleagues. Find out how they develop their digital literacy skills. Where do they get information from?
  • Using your search skills seek out courses and other forms of information and guidance to help you develop your skills.
  • Note down the possibilities, suggestions and new ideas you have gained in your learning journal.
  • Share the information gained with others in the course using the Moodle Discussion forum].
5. Create a plan
  • Create your own plan to develop at least one skill digital literacy that will make a difference to your work.
  • Refer back to Plan your development for planning guidance.

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Learning outcome actions

  1. Share aspects of your learning with others in the course using the Moodle discussion forum.
  2. Collate evidence of your learning for your portfolio.
  3. Use the learning from this module to inform the development of your narrative (your practice story) for the portfolio.


  1. slowtortoise. (2011,January 18). 21st Century Education (video file). Retrieved from