Some extracts from #DigitalParenting for #ALTC2013

A taste of my book, designed for a general audience, but drawing on academic thinking, triggered by some of the conversations on Twitter this morning at the conference. Digital Natives? If we buy into the idea that children are ‘digital natives’, who are fundamentally different from ‘the rest of us’, we can cause serious confidence problems for parents. Traits such as collaboration, openness, innovation, transparency and openness are often ascribed to the younger generation, and…

#ALTC2013: Abstract Accepted: Slow & Steady Wins The Race: Developing Digital Literacies

Organisational Developers (OD) within HE have responsibility for supporting organisational-level development within their institutions. Senior members are involved with strategic-level decision making on organisational initiatives such as restructuring the institution, managing change, or introducing new policies and therefore can have direct impact upon enabling or disabling opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning, including with digital technologies. Anecdotal evidence suggested that many OD practitioners are not comfortable with digital literacies, leading to opportunities for the effective…